Hằng Nga guesthouse popularly known as the “Crazy House” is an unconventional building designed và constructed by Vietnamese architect Đặng Việt Nga in Đà Lạt, Vietnam.

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Described as a “fairy tale house” (Hằng Nga, Vietnamese: 姮娥, is the Chinese goddess of the Moon), the building"s overall thiết kế resembles a giant tree, incorporating sculptured kiến thiết elements representing natural forms such as animals, mushrooms, spider webs & caves. Its architecture, comprising complex, organic, non-rectilinear shapes, has been described as expressionist. Nga has acknowledged the inspiration of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí in the building"s design, and visitors have variously drawn parallels between it & the works of artists such as Salvador Dalí và Walt Disney. Since its opening in 1990, the building has gained recognition for its unique architecture, being highlighted in numerous guidebooks và listed as one of the world"s ten most “bizarre” buildings in the Chinese People"s Daily.

Architect"s statement: Hang Nga Villa, later on called Crazy House, because its first name has been used for some other places.Within the kết thúc of the past century in Vietnam as well as in several places in the world, nature & the environment have been much destroyed. At present men have paid too dear for it. With the voice of architecture I wish khổng lồ lead the men lớn come back khổng lồ nature, keep close cảm ứng with nature and love it và not make full use of it và destroy it.


Hang Nga (the Moon) Villa also gives expression to the life & work style of myself and at the same time the creative style of an architect. After being graduate at the architecture university of Moscow (1959 - 1965) & then in the stage of doctorate schooling (1969 - 1972) I came back to Hanoi and had official business in Architecture thiết kế Institutes of the Building Ministry, Cultural Ministry. In 1983, I was transferred to lớn Dalat and worked at the Building thiết kế Institute.


I like Dalat, it is the beautiful landscape, sound climate, the gentleness & good nature of the in habitants & calm of Dalat have influeneed my decision lớn stay và there all my life. After designing several projects for the State, và also because of my own pleasure, the passion of architecture creation has pushed up me to lớn begin to give expression lớn my own dreams.


Though I have been firmed regularly, in the Hang Nga (The Moon), Villa, I wanted to lớn break traditional practices by forming không tính tiền volumes with free curves and structures, not dependent classic principles in the arrangement of masses of straight lines và square planes as usual. Especially it is used here spaces mở cửa on the four sides of the room to create the richness of the environing visibility.

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The Moon Villa (Crazy House) was built in the years (1990 - 2010) including: in the hollow of tree roots, and been cut short stone slabs, man can also create warm & comfortable rooms even abstruse, attractive castles. This place is at the same time a sight seeing spot/ a mini hotel.

Every person thirsts for Independence Liberty. I therefore give expression to such ideas.

The designer, the person guiding the construction và the owner of Crazy House, the architect Dr. Dang Viet Nga.



Crazy House is known as one of the most strange buildings in the world. When you enter Crazy House, you will instantly feel a cool, fresh air as if you were in a forest. Visiting Crazy House is taking a journey in giant tree trunks with the small winding paths. The tree trunks are connected by the tree branches. You won’t know where these branches may lad. They can take you closer to lớn the sky – the đứng đầu of Crazy House or they can take you to lớn the ocean – a room with 3 chiều painting of sea creatures.


Crazy House is so much more than a building. It represents for the artistic freedom. It is also a venue for tourists who want lớn experience something different. Và more importantly, it presents the beauty và the magnificence of nature, & we can feel không tính phí to enjoy, explore nature but we have to lớn save it.

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Not only can you visit it - you can also sleep in it

Crazy House is also a khách sạn with some guest rooms for those who want khổng lồ live closer to lớn the nature. We have total 10 guest rooms located inside the building in size of tree trunks. Each room is named after an animal & it represents for a country: Bamboo room for Vietnam, Bear for Russia,… to introduce the concept of “Back lớn nature”, our rooms are outfitted with natural furniture & essential facilities; therefore, you can not find the modern equipments such as television, air conditioner. Living in the hollow of the tree trunks will give you the warm và pleasant feeling as if Mother Nature is sheltering you. With this idea, we hope that everybody will be more eco-conscious và will vì things khổng lồ save our planet.