Ban Co Peak – Home to Fantastical Legends
Ban Co Peak is located on Son Tra peninsula, Da Nang at an altitude of nearly 700m above sea level. After crossing a long path to reach the top, tourists will be able to immerse themselves in the vast sky and a panoramic view of the land.
There are many different stories about the origin of Ban Co Peak, and the most popular one is still mentioned nowadays. Once upon a time, there was an old fairy who came across Son Tra. Realizing the beauty of this land, he sat down on a large and flat rock to enjoy the scenery. While sightseeing, he created a Chinese chess board on the rock.
|Ban Co Peak is located on Son Tra peninsula, Da Nang at an altitude of nearly 700m above sea level. Photo: Vietnam Discovery Travel|
By chance, a master chess fairy named De Thich passed by and challenged him to a match. After many days, the two fairies were still evenly matched, and neither could gain the upper hand.
One day, a group of beautiful goddesses appeared on a beach near Son Tra Island, later known as Tien Sa Beach. De Thich was distracted by the playful sounds of the goddesses and made a wrong move, ultimately losing the game. After the other fairy flew back to heaven in joy, De Thich remained at the peak, determined to find a way to unravel the chess game.
This is a must-visit destination for any traveler seeking a unique and unforgettable experience. This peak, steeped in legend and folklore, offers breathtaking views of Da Nang and the surrounding areas. From camping under the stars to hunting clouds in the early morning, there are countless ways to enjoy and immerse oneself in the natural beauty of the peak.
|Early morning is also the perfect time to hunt clouds at the peak. Photo: Hoi An Private Travel|
Ban Co Peak is the most beautiful in the early morning when the sun first rises on the mountaintop and chases away the thick layer of fog. It is also an endless source of inspiration for many photographers to capture the most unique moments.
One of the first things that tourists admire is the breathtaking and mesmerizing view of the city from above when they finally reach Ban Co Peak. They will have a chance to witness the serene beaches, lush green mountains, and dynamic cityscape from a 700-meter height.
|One of the first things that tourists admire is the breathtaking and mesmerizing view of the city from above when they finally reach Ban Co Peak. Photo: Hoi An Private Travel|
The best time to visit Ban Co Peak is either early in the morning or late in the afternoon, which is also the time for the spectacular sunrise and sunset views. The temperature is much cooler during these times.
When the last sunlight gradually falls, the city appears with a mysterious look. Tourists can choose to camp overnight at the place and take beautiful pictures with their family and friends.
The sunrise on the peak 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 create a fairytale-like background that is both charming and alluring.
|When the last sunlight gradually falls, the city appears with a mysterious look. Photo: PeakD|
During a trip to Ban Co Peak, enjoying delicious and affordable food is also a very interesting experience. Food services on Son Tra Peninsula are increasingly developing to meet the needs of tourists. Travelers can try dishes made from grilled or stir-fried seafood, or salt-roasted dishes such as snakehead fish, spotted scat, stingray, lobster, shrimp, octopus, red snail, and crab.
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