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Things you will Experience in the Soi Tra Peninsula – Highlights of a Getaway to Vietnam

The Soi Tra Peninsula lies near the lively city of Da Nang in Vietnam. Check out some of the best things to do and places to see while you're there which is bound to be truly memorable.

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Play Chess With Confucius

When you make your way up to Ban Co Peak in the Soi Tra Peninsula, you will encounter a statue of the ancient Chinese Philosopher, Confucius, as he ponders over a game of chess. This bronze effigy makes for a great selfie opportunity.

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Spot the Monkeys

The Soi Tra Peninsula's monkey inhabitants, namely the rare Red-Shanked Douc, can be spotted along the Monkey Passage on your way up to Ban Co Peak. Look up from the road, and you will see that the locals have hung ropes in order to provide a way for the monkeys to traverse it without facing the danger of oncoming vehicles. If you don't catch a glimpse of any monkeys, don't be too disheartened as they are said to be quite people-shy. The Soi Tra Peninsula is noted to have the largest population of Red-Shanked Douc monkeys in the world.

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Behold the Lady Buddha

Wait, wasn't the Buddha a man, you ask? You would be correct in your presumption that Lord Buddha was a human male. However, for some reason, the Soi Tra Peninsula is home to a towering 67-metre female Buddha statue. The Lady Buddha looms over the city and is believed by the people in the area to defend them against storms.

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Observe the Stunning View

From spots such as Ban Co Peak and the Monkey Passage, visitors will have the pleasure of taking in spectacular views of the rocky cliffs, green hills and cerulean waves. If you would like to spend more time exploring the Soi Tra Peninsula, consider staying at a hotel or resort in the wider region, as there aren't any major ones in the peninsula area itself. The neighbouring city of Da Nang is a major tourist hub with many accommodation options. You can also opt for a hotel in Hoi An. Vietnam is home to many upscale hotel chains such as the Anantara Hoi An Resort and several others that you can choose from.

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Visit the Ancient Banyan Tree

The peninsula also boasts an 8 centuries-old Banyan Tree. It is a popular attraction for both tourists and locals alike, and in 2014, was declared to be a 'Vietnam Heritage Tree'. You are also likely to spot more of the Red-Shanked Douc monkeys here.

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Meet the Local Fishermen

Pay a visit to the Man Thai Fishing Village to get some insight into the local fishing culture. Observe the fishermen of this village as they go about their morning routines before heading out into the ocean. Keep in mind that they set out to sea bright and early. This means that you need to be present at the village before 7 am in order to witness all this.