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“Very worthwhile, an amazing achievement”

Hang Nga Guest House and Art Gallery
Ranked #34 of 89 things to do in Da Lat
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Owner description: "The crazy house" is part art gallery, part hotel and all the whimsy of an eccentric architect. Have a cup of tea inside a giant giraffe, visit the monkey cage and relax in the sculpture garden.
Reviewed January 12, 2014

I remember reading about about Madame Nga's 'Crazyhouse' in the National Geographic a few years ago, and have wanted to visit ever since. I was not disappointed; it was the single best thing I did in Dalat, and possibly even the whole of Vietnam.
Such an amazingly imaginative building, it seems it is not so much 'designed', as growing out of the ground—like the trees and plants with which it is intertwined. That it is still being built, adds to the impression that it is a 'living' thing, a curiosity of the landscape.
Exploring the many tunnels and bridges gave rise to the inevitable hackneyed comparisons with Dali, Gaudi, Disney, Tolkien, and Lewis Carroll. Yet I left with the feeling that this was a very unique creation in itself; I'm fairly sure that nothing like this does, or could ever, exist in the west.
Would recommend going early, to avoid the crowds—we did not, and the place was inundated with bus tourists, even though it was supposedly the quiet season. Allow a good two hours.

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

It certainly is a crazy house - but well worth seeing - watch children if they are with you, as parts could be a bit dangerous. Pleased we went though - very interesting architecture.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

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!

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

This was our first stop on our easy rider tour. The place has been turned into a hotel, and a magnificent one.
Every room is a piece of art, made by a twisted and creative mind. It has pasages and overhead stairs where you can see far into dalat.
The only down side for us was the construction during the open ours so we got dust from it.
The entrance was 10 usd.
Very good atraction

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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Yes, one of many tourist trappy places we ventured to, but they're often worth it. This def was because its just to plain weird to miss. Thanks to our guide Nick and the folks at Luxury Travel Vietnam who got us there for quick peek but took care of getting us set up in a more conventional hotel, because as cool as this place is for a visit, I don't think we would have loved staying there. But, if you have the time and a local to cart you around, go for it! As someone else said, def Walt Disney on some sort of hallucinegens:)

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