Crazy House in Dalat
Crazy House in Dalat is one of the most amazing places I’ve ever visited! This creepy treehouse is a great hostel 🙂
It would be great to spend a night in such strange, original and unique place but the prices were craaazy! Be careful – there are real spiders 🙂 Anyway the place is incredible, small steps take you through the fascinating labyrinth of treebuildings. You need to pay for the entrance but trust me it’s worth to go in. I cannot remember any other place with similar architecture. The idea is very original. You really feel like being in wonderland.
This building is sometimes described as a “fairy tale house”. It resembles a giant tree with lots of hollows and caves. It’s architect, Dang Viet Nga, admitted that he took his inspiration from work of the other famous artist – Antoni Gaudi. There’s something about it, because many people see the reseblences in this building and houses in Barcelona designed by Gaudi. Crazy House opened in 1990 and since then it is one of the highlights in every guidebook about Vietnam.
Every room inside has its on theme connected to animals. For example there is tiger room, eagle room, kangaroo room or even ant room. Each room has decorations matching the theme. The architect says that themes of the rooms are symbolic. For example the eagle room is “strong” like Americans and ant room resembles of hard-working Vietnamese. What’s even more impresive – every item and piece of furniture inside is handicrafted!