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A Different Kind of Crazy House

By Christa Terry

I’ve written about weird houses and unusual structures before, but this is one of the weirdest!

the crazy house

Hang Nga Guesthouse and Gallery in Dalat, Vietnam is better known as The Crazy House and it’s not hard to see why. The base of the guesthouse was built to resemble a giant tree, but more of a scary horror movie tree than a friendly fairyland tree. The whole structure is riddled with unexpected twists and turns, rooms where one least expects them, organically shaped windows, and… er… animals. Stone animals, that is, like bears, giraffes, and spiders.

the crazy house

Built in 1990 by a woman named Dang Viet Nga (the daughter of a former president of Vietnam), The Crazy House immediately began attracting attention. She saw an opportunity, and opened the house to the public, who’d happily pay a small fee to gawk at the house’s statues and pools and oddly-shaped rooms.

the crazy house

Her creative ideas have distinguished the house from all others in Dalat. She notes that the natural surrounding inspired the design. “Living in the Da Lat, the surrounding wilderness inspired me to focus on nature,” she said, adding that in the past, people lived closer to nature, and as a result, closer and more harmoniously with each other.

My verdict? I’d love to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live in it.









3 Responses to “A Different Kind of Crazy House”




  1. Vietnamese brides Says:

    How exciting to live in that kind of house. A real proof of Vietnamese creative minds.




  2. neattepet Says:

    How much are the tickets?




  3. Never teh Bride Says:

    I’ve heard that the least expensive room is $19, neattepet, but other sources say that the rooms range in price from $29 to $84.












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