Phi Phi Islands near Phuket

Phi Phi Islands, Thailand ▷ What to Do in Phi Phi Island?

Phi Phi Island Update for 2021 Phi Phi island is open, and the beaches and other nearby islands are more beautiful than ever. However, no international tourism is possible unless visitors agree to go through a 2 weeks quarantine in designated hotels. The island looks desolated, and the vast majority of shops, restaurant and hotels are closed. There are just … Read more

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Chalong Bay Rum Distillery

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Phuket Simon Cabaret

Phuket Simon Cabaret

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Phuket piers and ferries to the islands nearby

Phuket Piers and Ferries to the islands

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Siam Niramit Phuket Show

Siam Niramit Phuket

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Phang Nga Bay Kayaking in Phuket

Kayaking in Phuket, Phang Nga Bay

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Ferry from Phuket to Phi Phi Island

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Baan Teelanka - Phuket Upside Down House

Baan Teelanka – The Upside Down House in Phuket Town

What is Baan Teelanka?

Baan Teelanka (Thai for Upside Down House) is one of the most surprising attractions in Phuket. Once you see it with your own eyes, there will be no need for any explanation as this pink house is standing upside down on its roof in a garden, as if some giant kid had casually dropped it after playing with it. It is great entertainment for kids and for everyone on an occasional rainy day in Phuket.

Phuket Upside Down House or Baan Teelanka

In all ‘logic’, you need to enter Baan Teelanka through the roof, directly into the attic. (If I didn’t show you the photos, you would be scratching your head right now). From the attic, a staircase takes you to the main living area of the house where the fun begins. First, your brain tries to make sense of what is going on here. OK, everything is on the ceiling, it’s interesting. Slowly your brain starts to adjust to the fact that you are walking on the ceiling! You are the only object in the wrong position in the house! Even the real fish in the aquariums are swimming upside down.

Baan Teelanka - Phuket Upside Down House

Once you start to visualise this, it’s great fun to walk around Baan Teelanka and admire the designer’s skills. The bedroom with an inverted TV playing video clip form the song ‘Upside Down’ image being inverted as well of course.

The kitchen, living room, bedroom, working area are all beautifully executed. You have to take a photo and rotate your camera to realise that it looks perfectly real! From there it’s up to your imagination to find the most striking pose, whether you want to be Spiderman, Spider-pig (from the Simpson movie), a ghost crawling in a ceiling corner or the poor guy defying gravity. And don’t miss the toilet/shower room, lost of fun and silly poses to try here!

Baan Teelanka Phuket

You can then continue and walk up (or down) to the open-air basement. Baan Teelanka being a modern Thai house, it is (supposedly) built on stilts where usually the garage, kids playground are found, and the highlight of the house: a real Tuk Tuk!

Behind this fantastic Baan Teelanka house is another fun attraction: a large garden maze to challenge your senses further aptly called ‘A Maze In Thailand’. Seen from high grounds, it seems pretty simple as you can see people trying to find their way from Point A (the entrance) to Point B (the exit), but try it! Once in there, it’s a lot more difficult and more massive than it seems, a great way to play with your kids.

upside-down-house-in-phuket

This ‘perception is challenging wonder’ is the brainchild of Alex Riva, previously hotel manager in an international chain of hotels, and his wife. Baan Teelanka is their dream come true and every item, every frame and every shoe you will see in the house is the result of their passion for details, and the house still evolves!

Baan Teelanka

Baan Teelanka is easy to find, just between the ‘Outlet Village’ and ‘Siam Niramit’ on the bypass road. Make sure you keep your eyes on the left once passed the Outlet Shopping Village to spot the red Volkswagen Beetle parked upside down in front of the house. Note that the house can get really busy on weekends as all the kids living in Phuket wants to see it, so come on weekdays, preferably early as it can be a bit hot in there, but also better for the photo effects: it looks better when you are the only person ‘walking on the ceiling’.


Baan Teelanka Photos


Baan Teelanka Info

Location: near Phuket Town
Address: 51/11 Chalermprakiet Ratchakan Thi 9 Road, Phuket 83000
Open
: 10 am – 6 pm
Phone: 076 376 245
Price: 350 Baht, (Kids 4 to 11: 190 Baht) – Maze: 170 Baht, (Kids 4 to 11: 120 Baht)


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