From Nha Trang we decided to visit Dalat, which is up in the easy riders dalat Highlands. It’s a bit of a change compared to all the other places I’ve been in Vietnam as it is further inland and 1500 m above the sea level. The central highlands is a plateau that borders with Laos, Cambodia and other southern provinces in Vietnam. It also changes as it has a year-round cool weather due to its altitude.
So we decided to pay it a visit for a couple of days with the intention of hiring some easy riders and have some fun (more below).
Dalat is known for its French colonial architecture where the train station is probably the most obvious example.
Dalat 4 Train Station
But possibly the thing that most people know about Dalat is the Crazy House (Hằng Nga guesthouse). From wikipedia:
_…popularly known as the “Crazy House”. Described as a “fairy tale house”, its overall design resembles a giant banyan tree, incorporating sculptured design elements representing natural forms such as animals, mushrooms, spider webs and caves. Its architecture, consisting of complex, organic, non-rectilinear shapes, has been described as expressionist. Its creator, easy riders vietnam architect Dang Viet Nga (also known as Hằng Nga), who holds a PhD in architecture from Moscow State University, has acknowledged the inspiration of Catalan Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí in the building’s design._
So, have a look at some of the pictures