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Da Nang Chessboard Peak: The “rooftop” of Da Nang needed to be conquered

Ban Co peak
Ban Co peak – Source: Internet

Da Nang Chessboard Peak – known as Ban Co Peak is famous for its beauty that evokes a bit of nostalgia amid modern life. From the top of Ban Co Peak, the whole scene of Da Nang seems to be gathered, creating the feeling of being lost in a fairyland.


Ban Co Peak is an exciting tourist destination in Da Nang for young people. This place has such a name because people based on the legend of two good chess-playing fairies of the heavens “fighting” that has placed a statue of De Thich playing chess sitting alone on the chess board. The answer. And since then, this mountain has been named like that until now.

Ban Co Peak is located in Tho Quang ward, Son Tra district, about 9km to the west of the city center. 

Do you know how many meters high the Top of the Chess Board is? Although not as high as Fansipan peak, with only a “modest” height of about 700m above sea level, this is still considered the highest place in the city.

Because of its great location, Ban Co Peak quickly becomes great spot to see the whole of Da Nang and also the most suitable place to watch the sunset and sunrise in the coastal city.


The street to Ban Co peak
The street to Ban Co peak – Source: Internet

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It is the impressive beauty of the “rooftop” of Da Nang that many backpackers everywhere flock to the city with the desire to conquer this masterpiece. So how is the map of Da Nang Ban Co Peak (map) or the way to the top of Ban Co Son Tra?

From the city center, visitors can go in 2 ways: 

Option 1: From Thuan Phuoc bridge, go along Yet Kieu street. Then turn towards the People’s Army Barracks of Naval Region 3, and finally follow the trail to the top. If you are a non-motorcyclist, you should follow this road, but the scenery along the way will not be as beautiful as the road going the second way.

Option 2: The road in this direction is quite uneven because of the slope and bend, but the scenery along the road is super beautiful. Starting from the Hoang Sa coastline, you go on the way to Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra peninsula and from there you follow the trail to reach the top.

Depending on your health, you can choose the ways to get to the top of the mountain. According to some Da Nang travelers, if you want to explore the entire roadside landscape, you should go to the top of the mountain with this route and down by the other route. Two kinds of ways will definitely give you many memorable memories during the discovery of this Da Nang tourist area.

Hunting cloud at Ban Co peak
Hunting cloud at Ban Co peak – Source: Internet

What you can do in Ban Co Peak

Finding the special feature of this mountain is not difficult because everything here is beautiful. Therefore, the spot is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Da Nang. 

Watching the sunset in Da Nang

This peak is similed as one of the most perfect locations to admire the panoramic view of the red sunset in the sky of Da Nang.

When the last lights of the day gradually fall, the city appears with a mysterious, fragile look. From here, you can zoom out into the distance, watching the Dragon bridge reach out strongly or the strait curves gently around.

The amazing sunset
The amazing sunset – Source: Internet

Admire the sunrise on the top of the mountain

Leaving behind the city has not yet woken up, covered with fanciful mists and inviting close friends to “hunt” the sunrise on the roof of the city is an unforgettable experience.

The sunrise on the top of the mountain is likened to an ecstatic painting with a blue sea shimmering on one side, and grass and flowers on the other. The orange and yellow color of the sun in the distance and the movement of the sun, will be a beautiful scene for you to enjoy the transitional moments of the day.

The road to the top has a small cafe and a few barbecue shops such as geese, geese and rabbits with affordable prices that will surely excite you while admiring the beautiful scenery and enjoying delicious food.

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Watching the beautiful sea

Padorama view
Padorama view – Source: Internet

Looking down from the top of the mountain, you will be overwhelmed by the beauty of the ocean. The ripples gently lap and wind along the mountainside, blending with the green of the mountains and the white clouds floating to create a romantic picture.

Enjoy the beautiful panorama of Da Nang

Standing on a par with heaven and earth, you can fully admire the majestic picture of Son Tra mountains and forests. There is a mixture scene of skyscrapers, bridges crossing the Han River, boats floating on the sea but at different times, you will enjoy a separate scene.

Some notes when traveling to Ban Co Peak

Location of Ban Co peak
Location of Ban Co peak – Source: Internet

For your trip to Son Tra Ban Co Peak to be complete and enjoy the most fun time, you need to note some of the following Da Nang travel preparation experiences:

Choose lightweight, airy clothes for easy movement.

Going to the top of Ban Co Peak by motorbike or climbing bike is the great choice of young people. You can rent a car at reputable addresses in the city at quite affordable prices.

In the afternoon, at the top of the mountain, there is usually sunny so you should prepare a hat, umbrella or sunscreen to prevent heatstroke.

If you ride a motorbike, you should move at a slow speed, steady handlebars and should ride a car instead of a scooter because Ban Co Peak slope is quite vertical so it’s little dangerous to move up and down.

You should have time to return before 5 pm because the dark road will be very dangerous.

Always get notifications about the weather before going out. Lily’s Travel will not advise you to travel on rainy days because the road will be quite slippery and unsafe.

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