12 June 2019

A Voyage to Vietnam: The Hằng Nga Guesthouse (Crazy House) in Đà Lạt

Đà Lạt is full of bizarre architectural wonders. It has cafes that have labyrinths, and it also has famous guesthouses that would make your jaw drop. The Hằng Nga Guesthouse is one such item, and it is famous enough that there are plenty of people who flock here in order to see what this building is about.

The Hằng Nga Guesthouse is located in the north of the city, which actually provides excellent views to visitors who are brave enough to climb the high places of this building. It is a bizarre place, as if your weirdest nightmares have become true.

The above are exterior shots of the bizarre building. It reminds me of Antoni Gaudi's work, though I must say, Gaudi's designs are rather more subdued and fine while this one is more rough and radical. It also reminds me of Salvador Dali's museum in Figueres. And yes, you can stay here overnight as a paying guest.

There are small individual rooms that guests can stay overnight in. If there is a guest, then that room is closed from the occasional visitor. I did see a few rooms that were occupied, and I can only imagine what it is like staying in there. The unoccupied rooms had interiors that were very fantastic and bizarre.

So if you're interested in architecture or in seeing something not ordinary, and you're in Đà Lạt, check this out. It might amuse you.


  1. Wow, that's actually pretty cool! It would drive me crazy to live there (we talked about this before, I think, I like clean, orderly space) but it's fun.

    1. Zhu,

      Yeah, same here! I think I can stay in a place like this for a couple of days, but this would never be the look of my own home.