Hằng Nga guesthouse is more commonly known as Crazy House, owing to its fantastical design. Architect Dang Viet Nga was inspired by Gaudi in her design of this wacky building that resembles something from the imagination of Dr Seuss.
Dalat is home to a number of world-class golfing destinations and perhaps the grandest and most famous is Dalat Palace Golf Club, built in 1922 for the last emperor of Vietnam Bao Dai to practice his swing. The views are gorgeous and the cafe serves a range of delicious fare.
For a little local action or to pick up some bargains, happy shoppers join the clamor of the city market. Here the traders come to ply their wares including souvenirs and edible specialities from the surrounding areas; fruit conserves, avocados and artichokes are among the favorites.
Visitors take the cable car to the peaceful peak, where the monastery overlooks the city and the surrounding countryside. Set in beautiful gardens full of wildlife both real and in topiary form, the monastery is the perfect place for a long walk or relaxing afternoon.
A focal point of the city, the lake is a draw for visitors and locals alike. At just over three miles in diameter, it’s peaceful even at peak season and many of the best hotels and even the palace overlook it. The lake is the perfect spot for a romantic stroll or picnic, while boats are available for hire.