High on our list of things to see in Dalat was the Crazy House, so we attempted to go right away on the first day. We were disappointed to discover that it was closed for renovations on the weekends, and we were worried it wouldn't be open at all due to the holiday. Luckily, it was open on Monday, so we went there after visiting the weasel coffee farm.
The boys had a wonderful time running around the grounds and exploring the many (treacherous) stairways. It was clean and well kept, but there was an awful lot of construction occurring. The stairways made me nervous with two little kids--especially since there were no handrails to speak of and it would have been a very long fall.
It felt like a large tree house and was like something out of Harry Potter. Owen made the comparison that it must be similar to what a squirrel feels like when running around on the branches in trees. I especially liked how much the architect incorporated nature into the building.
Owen did wonderfully leading the way through the maze-like passageways, and Oliver was good about holding someone's hand the entire time. They have rooms for rent, and it would be very tempting to return to Dalat just to stay a night or two at the crazy house.
The blog entries from our trip to Dalat, Vietnam in September 2014.