Crazy House Dalat Vietnam - Most Unique Attraction in Da Lat
Located in an idyllic mountain town in southern Vietnam is a surreal piece of architecture fit for a fairy tale. The Crazy House is probably the most unique attraction you can find in Dalat, Vietnam.
Inspired by Antoni Gaudi’s creations (one of which is the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona), this psychedelic work of art is not only a tourist attraction, but is also a guesthouse where you can spend the night in a tree trunk with spiderweb windows and a life-sized kangaroo or eagle sculpture on the wall!
The Crazy House (a.k.a. Hang Nga Guesthouse) is the brainchild of Dr. Dang Viet Nga, a famous Vietnamese architect and artist who received her PhD in Moscow.
Dang, daughter of the late General Secretary of the Vietnamese Communist Party, has designed several other buildings in and around Dalat, one of which was the “House with 100 Roofs”. Unfortunately, this building was burned down because it was deemed anti-socialist by the People’s Committee.
Dr. Dang began her work on the Crazy House in 1990, with a mission to bring people closer to nature — to love and to be kind to it, instead of just taking advantage of it.
She wanted to create something truly original, groundbreaking, and unlike any other on the planet. And she sure did.
The finished work is an avant-garde fairy tale house with labyrinths of narrow bridges, spiral staircases, hidden caves, and twisting tunnels. There are practically no straight (read: boring) lines, both inside and outside the construction.
The Crazy House had to be built from scratch, and in the process, there had been times when funds ran low. That was how Dr. Dang got the brilliant idea of selling tickets for the public to come and explore the house.
So, you’re welcome to get yourself lost in the maze or climb all the way up to get a view of the entire complex from above. There are also plenty of nooks and crannies where you can sit down and rest, including a cafe that sells drinks and snacks.
How to Get to the Crazy House, Dalat
The Crazy House is located just over 1.5 kilometres from Dalat city center, and is easily accessible. Every taxi driver should know where the Crazy House is. Or for convenience, you can use e-hailing apps like Grab.
I like to use Grab Bike to get anywhere in Vietnam, because it’s cheap, safe, and I don’t have to explain the directions to the driver. But since my hostel wasn’t too far from the Crazy House, I simply walked the few hundred meters.
Location: 03 Đường Huỳnh Thúc Kháng, Phường 4, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng 66000, Vietnam
Or you can take a full city tour that includes a visit to the Crazy House. Check out this motorbike tour on Get Your Guide:
The Crazy House Opening Hours
The Crazy House Dalat is open for sightseeing every day from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You need at least half an hour to see everything in the Crazy House, so make sure you arrive before 5:30 p.m.
Please check their official website for latest updates.
The Crazy House Entrance Fee
Interestingly enough, the entrance fee to the Crazy House is based on your height.
It doesn’t specify on the website if they also take your age into consideration, so I suppose if you’re an adult below the height of 1.4 metres, you can get the discounted rate!
- Above 1.4 m (4.6 ft): 60,000 VND
- Between 1.2 – 1.4 m (3.9 – 4.6 ft): 20,000 VND
- Below 1.2 m (3.9 ft): FREE
Can You Stay at the Crazy House Dalat?
Yes, you can. The Crazy House is not only a tourist attraction, but also a fully-functioning guesthouse.
There are ten guest rooms in the Crazy House, designed in the form of tree trunks, and inter-connected by narrow bridges. Each room is named after an animal or a tree, and is decorated with natural handmade furniture according to the theme.
There are two types of guest rooms offered:
- Type 1: Room with one queen-sized bed (for two adults).
- Type 2: Room with two queen-sized beds (for four adults or family with children).
All rooms are non-smoking and come with:
- a private bathroom with toilet and shower (some with bathtubs)
- a wardrobe
- a fireplace
- a seating area
- a hairdryer
- a minibar
- an electric kettle
- extra blankets
- free WiFi
To highlight their eco-friendly “Back to Nature” concept, you will not find modern equipment such as television and air-conditioner. Rates start from USD 36 per night on Booking.com.
If you’re an architecture buff or a fan of fairy tales, the Crazy House is definitely a must-visit in Dalat, Vietnam. It’s like stepping into an alternate dimension where creativity and imagination is allowed to run free without any sense of inhibition.
It is, without a doubt, a great place for children and those who are children at heart to escape reality for a while and live in a fantasy world invented by the genius artist.
What do you think of the Crazy House, Dalat? Would you want to spend the night here? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
Nampak menarik sungguh rumah ni. Ye lah macam dalam filem fairytale tu haaa snow white, aurora….kalau ke Dalat sis pastikan akan melawat ke sini.
Ya sis, jangan lupa singgah Crazy Houe kalau ke Dalat. Memang macam fairy tale. Yang kuat berimaginasi tu, mesti enjoy pergi sini.
Wow. I would love to stay there for a night. No TV is no problem as long as there is wifi right?
There is a place in Sibu, Sarawak called Dalat too.
Ah yes, I think I remember reading about the place in Komsas all those years ago.
And I agree — I can live without a TV, as long as there is WiFi. Haha!
nampak unik dan menarik tempat ni. untuk sesipa yang suka melihat seni bina mesti rasa seronok nak pergi.. macam saya saya lebih suka natural, macam pergi taman, hiking.. sy suka tengok alam..
Kalau macam tu, mungkin sis boleh rujuk artikel-artikel saya berkenaan hiking di sini. 🙂
Banyak juga tempat tempat menarik di vietnam . Memang adventure, bawa anakcanak mesti diorang excited ni
Ya, budak-budak confirm suka tempat ni, Cik CappuccinoLatte. 🙂 Boleh singgah naik Alpine Coaster sekali. Nanti saya tulis artikel pasal tu.
tak pernah sampai lagi ke vietnam, banyak tempat menarik kat vietnam tapi ini first tima nampak orang post pasal crazy house. sangat unik rumah dia 🙂
Betul tu, Tiara. Vietnam ni memang banyak tempat menarik. Kalau ke Dalat nanti, boleh la singgah Crazy House ni. 🙂
oh my… i wanna go there when we are allowed to fly there with my hubby to have fun there!
Great plan, Racheal! They also have a honeymoon suite here. 😉
Bestnya Ummi dah dampai sini. Akak ada masuk dalam wishlist juga utk melawat tempat ni di Vietnam. Lepas COVID-19 setel, doakan dapat ke sini dengan anak-anak. Mesti mereka suka.
Baik, kak. Budak-budak mesti suka tempat ni, sebab rasa macam taman tema. 🙂
the crazy house looks so fun to visit. wish to bring my girls there once pandemic is over in future
I’m sure they’ll love it, Rane! 😀
wow, i feel so amazed with design of this crazy house. i bet my kids gonna love this place. thanks for sharing
You’re welcome, Huda. Yes, this place is really popular with kids. 🙂
Nama dah crazy house, macam-macam bentuk rumahnya. InsyaAllah kalau berpeluang ke vietnam boleh masuk dalam list
Betul tu Marsha. Memang crazy la design rumah ni. Dari luar sampai dalam, memang sangat kreatif. 😀
I have been to HCM almost 5 times but never heard about this place
I wish we can travel again 😝
It’s quite a distance away from HCM, Azni, maybe that’s why you hadn’t heard of it. But you should definitely check it out the next time you’re in Vietnam 🙂
Whoaa, it is indeed a ‘crazy house’ thou. Looking forward to add this unique place into my bucket list when visiting Vietnam soon.
It is! I hope you’ll get to visit it soon. 🙂
Dah dua kali transit di Vietnam tapi belum dapat holiday betul di sana, nantilah ingat nak travel holiday di Vietnam aje, boleh singgah sini haaaa
Naik Vietnam Airlines, eh sis? Vietnam ni ada tempat2 yg saya suka, ada yg tak berapa. Dalat ni ok la.
Crazy house tu mmg unik sangat.. geram tgk cara pembinaannya.. kalerful.. dan menarik
Memang ceria dan warna-warni kan, tempat ni? 🙂
this reminds me of short story during school time. how dalat got its name.most probably this place portrait about the story. gonna insert this place on bucketlist
I believe that one’s in Sarawak, Khai. 🙂
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