The Hang Nga guesthouse is known as ”Crazy House” thanks to its twisting, tree-like design, complete with animal sculptures dotted around the property. According to local knowledge, the architect was inspired to bring people back to nature and remind them to always appreciate the environment. Each room is decorated according to its own animal theme, connected with a series of ladders, bridges, and tunnel passageways. From outside, it looks like a giant tree, with different aspects relating to things typically found in nature: mushrooms, animals, spider webs, and caves.
“Crazy House” can be found in Dalat, the honeymoon capital of Vietnam. Decidedly not like anything you would expect from Vietnam, this town is dotted with French-colonial villas, strawberry fields, and coffee plantations, all of which can be enjoyed in a spring-like temperature – rather than the tropical heat expected from a south Asian country.
Dalat takes romance seriously, and it’s here you’ll find the Eiffel tower shaped radio tower (thanks to the French influences), horse-drawn carriages, and colourful heart-shaped cut-outs at the Valley of Love (yes, real place). But it’s also incredibly popular with adventurists; from canyoning, to white-water rafting, and mountain biking, and everything in between, there really is something for everyone. All while staying in one of the weirdest hotels you can find.