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  • Magic Art Museum at MBK Mall

    A Fun Interactive Attraction for Couples and Families


    Magic Art Museum at MBK mall is permanently closed

    Magic Art Museum at MBK mall is the second 3D Trickeye venue to open in Bangkok. The concept of a trick eye museum is simple and fun, and makes a perfect escape for families or couples looking to fill an hour or two on a rainy day, or to cool down from the heat, with a silly and good-humoured activity. The ‘museum’ is more like a gallery, with various interactive paintings and installations providing some great illusional photo opportunities. Some scenes are simple paintings on a flat wall where you just hold an object outside the frame (like a toothbrush into a horse mouth), whilst some immerse you in an full scale spectacle, like surfing on a sea of money, riding a longtail boat in a floating market, sitting next to a tiger, or hanging upside down from the ceiling to escape hungry crocodiles! Special marks on the floor indicate the best places to stand to get the best 3D illusion.

  • Located on the 7th floor of the ever-popular MBK shopping mall, Magic Art Museum offers 70 different scenes to play with. The concept, however, is not exactly new; there are already versions of the trickeye museum Pattaya, Phuket, Chiang Mai. Due to the success of these, as well as the overall simplicity in creating the venues and paintings, it was only a matter of time before one arrived in Bangkok. What makes Magic Art different from other similar trick eye museums is the strong influence of Thai culture and popular traditions, such as Chinatown or Damnoen Saduak. In the most popular room, the ‘Thai Horror’ room, legendary Thai ghosts are waiting for you to enter their world - at your own risk. Most run in, take a quick snap, and then make a swift escape!

    Magic Art Museum might be a bit smaller than its counterpart at Esplanade Mall on Ratchadaphisek Road, and the paintings are less impressive and more cartoonish, however, the location of this new attraction certainly makes it a lot more accessible. In addition, the strong Thai influence makes for a more – dare we say it – cultural experience, perfect to take a snap, post online and get some rather inquisitive responses. At 500 baht per person (220 baht for kids), the price appears to be bit steep, but it’s mostly a smart marketing stunt as 50% discount is given to anyone who posts and tags the museum on their Facebook.

    Magic Art Museum

    • Location: 7th floor , MBK Center, Phayathai road
    • Tel: 02 6117164
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