Ban Co Peak is located at Son Tra Mountain, Da Nang City, about 8km from the center of Da Nang City, and about 30 minutes by motorbike (due to the steep and winding road to the peninsula, slow car).
Son Tra Peninsula is a famous tourist destination of Da Nang from past to present for both domestic and international tourists, even for the locals, the Son Tra Peninsula is also the place. back and forth often.
Legend of Chess Board Peak
According to the historian Le Quy Don, “the story says: There were two fairies he sat playing chess on the top of Son Tra Mountain but for many days it was still inconclusive.
Then one day, the fairies flew down to the beach to take a bath, while negligently watching the nymph play, a fairy he was defeated by the opponent. Annoyed, the fairy kicked the board into the sea, then flew back to the sky. The beach that the fairy bathed now has become the most beautiful beach in Vietnam with Tien Sa, while the fairy board is still under the sea to prove a virtual legend about Son Tra. And according to this legend, people placed a statue of De Thich sitting alone by a rock in the shape of a chessboard, the top of Chessboard has its name.
And every year, thousands of visitors come here, many people have left their signatures as well as enjoy the feeling of playing chess with Thich in the immense space to enjoy the feeling of elongation.
But if considered according to the legend of this chessboard, the fairy sitting here is not the Emperor – “chess king”, the explanation has become clear. The fairy he flew ahead because he knew you lost the water, and the sitting here sitting here is thinking, what country is there to save the game in a less cheerful smile before kicking the board into the sea and pitying fly away…
There are two directions to the road to the top of Son Tra chessboard.
- One is to go to Bai But Linh Linh Pagoda and then cross the slope to the top of the chessboard. This way, you can easily visit Bai But Linh Linh Pagoda, stop by the citadel and burn incense and pray for peace and keep going.
- Secondly, you can go from Yet Kieu Street to turn toward the 3rd Military Region People’s Army Barracks. This is the option people use most to save time.
Because the way to the top of the board is quite steep, there are bends that seem to be close to the cliff and cannot move at high speed.
The scene here is probably the most beautiful in the early morning, the mist is covering the back of the mountain, the red and pink morning sun gradually appears through the foliage to bring the most pristine beauty. At sunset, watching the sunset from the top of the chessboard is equally magical.