Over 800 years old banyan tree on Son Tra peninsula

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DA NANG – Banyan tree 22 m high, the circumference of the main trunk and the cluster of sub trunks 85 m, used to be an important base in two resistance wars against foreign invaders.

Son Tra Peninsula is an ideal destination for nature lovers in Da Nang, about 10 km northeast of the city center. Tourists move along the coast along Vo Nguyen Giap street, connecting with Hoang Sa street to reach the Son Tra peninsula. To fully experience this place, you need a lot of time because on the way there are interesting stops, one of which is the Son Tra banyan tree, the first Vietnamese heritage tree in Da Nang City.

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The banyan tree is located in the ancient banyan population in the Son Tra Peninsula Nature Reserve, home to the population of the brown-shanked douc langur, a primate endemic to Indochina in Son Tra. Photo: Huynh Nhi

Banyan tree is located on the tourist route Bai Bac – Ghenh Da – Mui Nghe. At Bai Bac junction, there is a guide to the Son Tra banyan tree, you will run about 3.5 km more to get there. The first impression when arriving at the ancient banyan tree is a large green space to irrigate and spread the road. Come here at noon, the banyan tree is like a natural air conditioner, creating cool air.

Son Tra banyan tree also known as the high mountain banyan tree, belongs to the Mulberry family with more than 800 years old, 22 m high, the circumference of the main stem and the cluster of sub-stems is up to 85 m. Branches and main trunk, sub-body connected, firmly connected to create a solid stand for the tree over the centuries.

During the two resistance wars against the French colonialists and the American empire, Son Tra peninsula became the base of the army and people of Quang Nam – Da Nang. The location of the Son Tra banyan tree was chosen by forces, militia and self-defense forces as a hiding place, gathering to exchange information.

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Guests sit next to the main trunk of an old banyan tree with its roots floating on the ground. Photo: Huynh Nhi

The area of ​​the ancient banyan tree has a quiet space, you can rest, enjoy the cool breeze blowing in from the sea, sit and talk, look at the blue sea and “chill” to the rustling sound of the trees. leaves, trees. At the attraction there is a beverage cart, but no food service. Visitors should bring water cakes, and food for the whole day to play and maintain hygiene, do not feed monkeys.

The road on Son Tra peninsula is paved so it is very smooth, but the terrain is quite steep, if you go by motorbike, you need a very strong engine and full fuel tank before you depart, so you should take a car. For people traveling by car, it will be easier to move. However, on the peninsula there is a narrow one-way street, visitors should observe signposts.

In addition to the ancient banyan tree, Son Tra has many other impressive attractions such as Ban Co peak, Ghenh Bang, Mui Ge , Green lake, Linh Ung pagoda – Bai But, Son Tra lighthouse, Da Den beach, Golden sand beach. ..

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Refreshments next to the ancient banyan tree, visitors can relax and watch the sea. Photo: Huynh Nhi

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