Attraction Trần Phú Phường 4, tp. Đà Lạt Lâm Đồng, Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Hang Nga Guest House and Art Gallery is special ?
Otherwise known as the "Crazy House," this Gaudí-meets-Sesame Street theme park is one not to miss. It's a wild mass of wood and wire fashioned into the shape of a giant treehouse and smoothed over in concrete. It sounds simple, but there's a vision to this chaos; just ask the eccentric owner/proprietor and chief architect, Ms. Dang Viet Nga. Daughter of aristocracy, Ms. Nga is well heeled after early schooling in China and has a degree in architecture from the university in Moscow. In Dalat, she has been inspired to undertake this shrine to the curved line, what she calls an essential mingling of nature and people. The locals deem her eccentric for some reason, but she's just misunderstood; don't pass up any opportunity to have a chat with the architect herself. On a visit here, you'll follow a helpful guide and are sure to have fun clambering around the concrete ladders, tunnels, hollowed-out nooks, and unique "theme" rooms of this huge fantasy tree trunk. It's an actual guesthouse, too, but it offers more theme than comfort. It's better just to visit than to stay. There's a small family shrine in a large common area at the back. It all spoke to me about Vietnam's refreshingly lax zoning laws, but to many it's an interesting, evolving piece of pop art. This is a fun visit.
- Crazy House is an architectural marvel
- Quirky Architecture
- Beyond any measure
- Unique place and fun to explore
- Great for Kids
Trần Phú Phường 4, tp. Đà Lạt Lâm Đồng, Vietnam
This place is a labyrinth with many interesting rooms within the interconnecting buildings. It's quite a challenge to navigate through the low ceilings and steep steps in certain areas. Watch out for the kids! Some places like the bridges and ladders are dangerous even for adults. You will either love or hate it but come see it for yourself!