Visiting Trick Eye Museum in Hongdae, Seoul


When visiting the Trick Eye Museum, bring a camera and a friend. I asked have strangers take photos for me since I went in solitude. It would be way more fun to come with someone. The museum was packed with families and tourists. There were a handful of couples as well. And boy was it busy for a Tuesday afternoon! Admission fee: 15,000 won (approximately $15 USD).

You stroll through the museum and take photos in front of three-dimensionalized paintings, including Van Gogh's "Cafe Terrace at Night."

You stroll through the museum and take photos in front of three-dimensionalized paintings, including Van Gogh's "Cafe Terrace at Night."

A framed version of the previous painting. Trick Eye Museum must really love Van Gogh.

A framed version of the previous painting. Trick Eye Museum must really love Van Gogh.

Hug a bamboo tree with your panda buddy.

Hug a bamboo tree with your panda buddy.

Stick your head on Superman's body and feel awesome.

Stick your head on Superman's body and feel awesome.

Or sneak a peek at a ding dong.

Or sneak a peek at a ding dong.

One day I will ride a real camel in the real Egypt. For now this desert scene will suffice to take my mind off from Korea's cold winter.

One day I will ride a real camel in the real Egypt. For now this desert scene will suffice to take my mind off from Korea's cold winter.

I don't know about you, but if I had wings I'd ditch the bike.

I don't know about you, but if I had wings I'd ditch the bike.

The Trick Eye Museum is comparable to visiting a wax museum: just for fun, but nothing revealing about the country you are visiting. It serves as an icebreaker for people on dates and is ideal for children who need a little break from historical museums.

The end! Haha. Get it? That was punny...

Trick Eye Museum
Address in English: 357-1, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul Seogyo Plaza B2
Address in Korean: 서울특별시 마포구 홍익로3길 20 (서교동)



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