Hằng Nga guesthouse, also know as The Crazy House, Da Lat is in a world of its own.
Designed and constructed by Vietnamese architect Đặng Việt Nga The Crazy House is a strange fairytale building that sticks out like a sore thumb amidst the french colonial style of Da Lat.
Since its opening in 1990, the building has gained recognition for its unique architecture.
Located within walking distance from the centre of the city, the Crazy House has become a very popular tourist attraction. The steady stream of visitors daily can cause a little congestion in the complex, but it’s still enjoyable.
Inside the Crazy House, Da Lat
Entering the complex is like walking into a Salvador Dali painting recreated by Disney, With an obvious Gaudi influence. The buildings overall design resembles an old tree, favouring organic shapes and lines over conventional straight walls and 90 degree angles.
It costs 50,000 VND per person to enter.
Once you’re inside you are welcome to traverse the many steps and navigate around the maze that is the building itself. With many small rooms and tiny staircases it is a weird and wonderful was to spend an hour or so.
Climb the staircase all the way to the top for a vertigo inducing view over Da Lat!
Staying In The Crazy House
For a reasonable 30 USD you can actually sleep in this peculiar house!
With a handful of different themed rooms to choose from, you can spend a night pretending you’re Alice in her wonderland.
Before signing up do remember that the house is open to the general public from 8.30am – 6pm. Not an ideal arrangement, but if you’re an early bird this could be a great change from the usual hotel/guesthouse.
Overall we enjoyed visiting the Crazy House. It’s a unique and a quirky escape from the norm.
The complex isn’t entirely finished, in many parts you can see construction, scaffolding and desolate empty rooms. This kind of took Carly and I out of the experience a little, but not enough to ruin it.
It doesn’t take too long to make your way around. So if you have an hour spare and want to see something different, this is the place to come!
Have you been to the Crazy House, Da Lat?
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