Da Lat Crazy House: A Wacky Adventure In Vietnam

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The dreamy city of Da Lat Vietnam is famous for its cool climate, immense pine forest, and ancient villas with French architectural style. Amongst these villas, one might find themselves in awe and surprised with the unique architecture and mysterious beauty of The Crazy House, or also known as Hang Nga Villa.

Dalat Crazy House Vietnam
Crazy, wild, and interesting were our impression of this place

 

About Da Lat Crazy House

The Crazy House is located at No. 3, Huynh Thuc Khang Street, Ward 4, Da Lat city, Lam Dong province. It was built in 1990, and the area is about 2000 square meters. 

The Crazy House is a project of architect Dang Viet Nga, who is also the owner of this mansion. 

From a young age, she studied in China and continued her High School in the Soviet Union.

She graduated from Moscow University of Architecture (1959 – 1965). From 1969-1972 she continued to study and obtained her doctorate in Russia.

Dang Viet Nga returned to Da Lat, lived and worked from 1983 to the present.

She started the project in 1990 and it’s still in construction at the present.

Da Lat Crazy House Vietnam
Calling it as a “House” is not exactly accurate, because this is an insanely unique architectural complex. This bizarre architecture brings visitors from surprise to surprise because of its design. 

 

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Da Lat is from October to March, as this is the dry season.

Specifically, the ideal time of the day to explore the Crazy House is from 8:30 am to 10 am and after 4 pm. 

It took us about 2 hours to explore the villa, so don’t forget to schedule your time to enjoy the most of your trip

 

Services in Da Lat Crazy House

1. Ticket price

Unlike the tourist areas in Da Lat where the ticket price is quite high, Hang Nga Villa has a reasonable ticket price:

  • Ticket price for adults: 50,000 VND / person
  • Ticket price for children: 20,000 VND / person

Da Lat crazy house gate

2. Opening hours

The Crazy House opens from 8:30 am daily and closes at 7 pm. 

3. Room rates

You can experience staying in one of the crazy rooms in the villa. Make your reservation here

 

Best things to see at Da Lat Crazy House

1. The design

We were impressed with the design of the Dalat Crazy House. It’s extraordinary, wild, and interesting.

Crazy House Dalat Building Vietnam

One of the most interesting and special features of this villa is its structure. From the ceiling to the door, all were designed arbitrarily. The windows also have strange shapes and placed in the protrusions of the oval wall.

Although the design does not follow any rules or patterns, it still offers a harmonious look.

Hang Nga villa architecture

Dalat Crazy House aquarium
Although the construction is made of wood and concrete, it looks flexible, soft, and curvy. 

 

2. The stairs

One of the experiences that we love at The Crazy House is going by the stairs. These spiral stairs lead to several areas and buildings of the House.

Although some parts of the stairs are quite difficult to move, it was still a special experience for us.

stairs
Look at these crazy stairs!

Dalat Crazy House Vietnam stairs

 

3. The rooms at Da Lat Crazy House

Hang Nga Villa includes Tree Stump Hotel and Spider Web Castle, which are two tree trunks made of concrete.

The rooms here have unique and interesting names: Tiger, Bear, Eagle, Monkey, etc.

Bear room Dalat

 

4. The sketches & stories

We found several sketches, designs, and life stories of the architect Dang Viet Nga.

There are many photos of hers taken in Russia, Vietnam, and many places that she’s been to. It’s like her museum!

Dalat Crazy House Vietnam guide

 

5. The view

We also loved the panoramic view on the top of the building. From here, we could see the mountains and all of Da Lat. 

Da Lat view
From the above, visitors can recognize the difference between the Hang Nga villa compared to the general architecture of Da Lat city.

 

6. The garden

Don’t miss your visit to the garden!

This beautiful garden houses an extremely diverse flora system of Da Lat such as hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, butterfly petals, lily, carnations.

garden

 

Tips for visiting Hang Nga villas

  • Because the villa is still in construction and some rooms are empty, you should pay attention when exploring
  • When taking pictures, stand in a stable position. The design of terrain is not flat and you may fall
  • The spiral staircase is quite difficult to go. You should pay special attention if traveling with small children. Always keep an eye on them.
  • It will be better to travel in a group and explore this place 

Dalat Crazy House Vietnam monster

 

How to get to Crazy House

From the city center, drive to 3/2 street. Then, you turn to Le Hong Phong street and go another 200 meters to Huynh Thuc Khang street.

After 30 meters, you will find the Crazy house on your left-hand side

From Dalat market, it only takes 18 minutes for visitors to walk to Crazy House Dalat. If you go by car or bike, it takes about 5 minutes.

 

Places to visit near Da Lat Crazy House

After a trip to the Crazy House, here is the list of nearby places you can visit:

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