Phuket Trickeye Museum is a great place to take your kids or your girlfriend/boyfriend a for a couple of hours of silly fun. Some of you might be familiar with the concept of Trickeye Museum, also called 3D museum, as similar attraction has been hugely popular first in Pattaya, then in Chiang Mai and lately in Bangkok. The Trickeye Museum in Phuket Town is actually not related the those 3 listed above.
The building that used to be first the popular Pearl Cinema, then the Fantasia Entertainment club, is quite large and displays now up to 100 different large painting depicting all kinds of scenes visitors have to interact with.
Whether you are walking a rickety bridge above the clouds, riding a flying carpet, fighting Mike Tyson in a TV match or escape a giant crocodile, it is fun and silly and there is no limit to your creativity.Visitors often act shy in front of the first paintings but always get carried away as they discover the next scenes across more rooms than I originally expected. For the few who have no idea what they are supposed to do in front of each painting, there are set of photo samples pinned on walls showing what best to do to maximize the effect.If you are alone as I was or if all of you want to be in the same picture, the staff will be happy to take your silly pose with your own camera, or you can bring your tripod as I did, it’s fun too.
Overall the quality and execution of Phuket Trickeye Museum paintings might not be as realistic as the one in Bangkok, but on the good side they didn’t do the mistake of varnishing the painting as much, preventing the glossy reflection that spoils the effect in other museums. However, visitors are required to remove their shoes not to damage the floor paintings, so be aware that some stairs are quite slippery.
At 500 Baht for adults and 250 for children, the price is a bit high but it is definitely a great way to spend time on a rainy day, especially if you have kids!
Phuket Trickeye Museum
Open: Daily from 9am to 9pm (last admission 8pm)
Address: 130/1 Phang Nga Road
Tel : 076 212 806
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