Art in Paradise Bangkok at Esplanade Mall offers fun photo ops through 3D and surreal paintings. Also called the Trickeye Museum or 3D Museum Bangkok, it’s popular with families, couples, and groups looking to spend a few hours, especially on a rainy day.
Highlights of Art in Paradise Bangkok
Art in Paradise Bangkok features several large rooms depicting unique themes such as Stairs to Hell, Riding a Magic Carpet and Coronation of the Emperor. It can be a little overwhelming to see so many intricate scenes in each room where people try to find the best or silliest pose. You’ll soon attempt to pose on a surfboard or over a fictional abyss. There are arrow marks on the floor showing the best angle. If you look around some hard-to-find corners, you’ll find photos from previous visitors to help you understand which pose best suits which scene.
Exploring Art in Paradise takes about 2-3 hours, depending on how much fun you are having. There is no particular order to visit the rooms: there are so many scenes that you can come and go as you please.
Painting at the Exhibit:
Korean artists illustrated art in Paradise’s limited space with scenes on floors and walls. These artists used their previous work experiences in other 3D museums to maximize this space. There are many unique 3D paintings in this museum. They range from “The Coronation of the Emperor,” “Hell’s Staircase,” and “Riding a Magic Carpet” to many others. The paintings are divided into different zones.
This section offers adventurous images where you can walk on leaves in a pond or snuggle up with a giant cat lying on the wall.
Classic Zone: The Classic Zone has hyper-realistic paintings of Buddha, Van Gogh and many others that seem to peek through the walls.
Fantasy Zone: The Fantasy Zone has an Alice in Wonderland feel. It starts with stairs leading up the wall, followed by waterfalls, wall jesters and more.
Nature Zone: The Wild Zone offers some of the most hyper-realistic illusions of gondolas descending a canal, magic carpets, and rickety cable cars leading to castles, to name a few.
Modern Zone: The Modern Zone hosts an overall vibe with highlights such as mirrored cubes, visitors who turn heads, Create a floating wall or Time magazine where it can become part of your cover.
Interactive Media Zone: This zone uses the floor and walls and interactive LED lights to create stunning 3D illusions.
Good to know about Art in Paradise Bangkok
Art in Paradise Bangkok is located on the fourth floor of Esplanade Shopping Mall. Although it’s a bit far from the center of Bangkok, you can reach it by MRT train. Thai Cultural Center MRT station is right in front of the mall.
How to reach Art in Paradise:
By Bus: You can take several buses to Art in Paradise. These include 73, 528, 514, 517, 185, 137, 206, and 98.
By Skytrain/BTS: You can also take the Bangkok Skytrain, known as BTS. There are two strains:
– Sala Daeng Station (Silom Line) and Transit to MRT (Si Lom Station)
– Asok Station (Sukhumvit Line), transfer to MRT (Sukhumvit Station), take MRT to Thailand Cultural Center and get off at Exit 3.
By Subway/MRT: Take the MRT to Thailand Cultural Center and get off at Exit 3. Walk 50 meters to your left and see Esplanade Mall, where Art in Paradise is located.