Dalat is such a romantic and dreamy city that enchants every single tourist having a chance to come here. The immense pine forests, unlimited flower fields and peaceful villas. However, there exists one strange villa which with its name - Dalat Crazy House (or known as Hang Nga Villa), always startles travelers. Besides the name, are there any features making it so different and alluring?
I - Overview
The villa was located at No.3, Huynh Thuc Khang Street, Ward 4, Dalat City. After visiting the house, you can take a tour to Than Tho Lake, Valley of Love, Dream Hill, Bao Dai Palace and other surrounding destinations. The villa was named after the architect Dang Viet Nga - the daughter of the Vietnamese late General Secretary Truong Chinh and also the person who directly designed the house.
The villa was built in 1990 with the original impressive name "Hang Nga Villa", then followed up the trend and was changed to "Crazy House". With her passion in artistic creation and being inspired by the legend of the banyan tree on the moon, architect Dang Viet Nga has created a bizarre and unique construction. The villa is an amazing architectural complex that makes visitors coming to Dalat unable to skip the mysterious and wild beauty of this villa.
Opening hours: The villa opens at 8:30 am and closes at 7:00 pm daily.
- Adult: 50,000 VND / person (~ 2USD)
- Child: 20,000 VND / person (~ 1USD)
II - Unique architecture of the Crazy House in Dalat
Going to this place, don’t forget to spend a moment to slowly enjoy the unique architectural style of the house. Tourists will be impressed by its special patterns and details which cannot be found in any other constructions.
From a distance, the whole villa looks like many stumps and parts of wild animals being in a hunt. The windows were odd, concave, convex and unarranged which share the same shapes as the eyes of wild animals watching blankly at the newcomers. Welcoming visitors right from the gate is a huge spider’s web elaborately designed with steel wire, arousing curiosity for visitors.
The interior of the Crazy House Dalat Vietnam will surprise tourists so much more with its sophisticated construction which does not follow any styles of design. The rooms' appearances are the same as crude logs, however; behind the door are comfortable rooms being full of amenities like a 5-star hotel. The living rooms, cafes and art galleries will bring you amazing adventures going from this surprise to another surprise.
Hang Nga Crazy House owns an ideal interior with the winding corridors, weird and bumpy stairs which create a like-cave look for the villa. There are also large-sized animal statues having bizarre shapes arranged next to the tea rooms, catching the eyes of visitors.
There are straight lines, straight angles, neat details, or fixed styles within the villa. People only see the unpredictable and exotic arrangement which creates an unforgettable impression in every visitor’s mind. Additionally, the quiet, poetic scenery and cool fresh air of the villa surely provide the peaceful time.
III - Crazy House Hotel reservation
The various types of rooms with reasonable prices, attentive service and friendly staffs within the hotel will surely satisfy tourists. The villa has 11 rooms decorated with different themes and styles, but they are all very amazing. They are named after animals such as kangaroo, tigers, bears, pheasants, and monkeys. To reach those rooms, you have to pass the mysterious stairs twist around a big tree.
The strange windows are large enough for you to comfortably enjoy the picturesque and natural landscape of the exterior. All of the rooms in the Dalat Crazy House share the same feature of having at least one of the four walls opened allowing visitors to feel the outside nature from several viewpoints.
1 - Price
The expenses range from 600,000 to 1,500,000 VND / person ($25.89 - $64.73) depending on the type of rooms.
2 - Booking
If you need a reservation in advance, you can contact the hotline: 02633 822 070 or come directly to the villa to make a reservation.
Dalat Crazy House, the most exotic architectural attraction within Vietnam, is always a promising destination for tourists, not only the one who has a hobby of discovering mysterious and adventurous trips but also for everyone falling in love with traveling. The friendly people and primitive nature of the dreamy land will give you unforgettable memories within the journey.
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