Hang Nga “Crazy House” is a creepy fairy tale treehouse in Vietnam

by , 01/29/15

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Inside the Crazy House, visitors can follow guides up ladders, into nooks and crannies, and through tunnels. The house is actually more like a gallery than a hotel, with giant animals on display like a spider and a giraffe that doubles as a mini tea house. The Gaudi-esque treehouse also contains a number of themed rooms, a monkey cage, outdoor balconies, and a sculpture garden for guests to enjoy. According to a number of travel sites, the architect herself is also often available on the scene to chat with about her wacky aesthetic.

While we wish that the interior of the house offered more sustainable design features—we couldn’t find evidence of any, but please correct us if we are wrong—we love the thought of being able to stay the night tucked away inside this enormous, though somewhat artificial, tree trunk. If you’re ever in Vietnam, be sure to stop by and see it for yourself!

Via TravelAdventures

Photos via Tom Ravencroft and TravelAdventures

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  1. Brian Speich January 29, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    We stayed there in 2013, hot shower, hot tea, listened to frogs all night, felt like a monkey in a zoo until the tourists left, had a great time. One lady there said do you really want to stay overnight? I can find you another hotel, nobody stays overnight. I told her we do, had a great time. Only stayed there one night but stop there every time since 2000 We get to Dalat.

  2. kenbj_art October 10, 2011 at 2:28 pm


  3. kienviet July 20, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    she is a quite, talent architect in Vietnam.

  4. cheyenne July 10, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    We were there in 2002; much of the place was under construction still. I think we were the only ones who actually stayed there (Kangaroo room I think it was), though a few tourists came to wander through during the day. I got the impression that much of the construction incorporated or was inspired by found objects, and as far as we could tell (from what was still being constructed), the bulk of the thing was built of bricks/mortar, rebar, and concrete. It was fun to stay in; at night we had the place mostly to ourselves and we just wandered about with our cups of artichoke tea, exploring other rooms and passageways.

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