Baan Teelanka, which means ‘upside down house’ in Thai, is the first of its kind in Phuket Town. Built leaning against its roof, the three-storey building has everything attached to its top, making the house look upside down. Meticulously planned and perfectly executed by a Swiss-Thai couple, This is a must for family fun and entertainment. Baal Teelanka must be entered through the roof straight into the attic. Stairs lead you to the three floors comprising the living room, bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms, garage and utility room.
Baan Teelanka (Thai for Upside Down House) is one of Phuket’s most impressive attractions. Once you’ve seen it, no explanation is needed as this pink house is literally upside down in a garden, as if a giant child accidentally dropped it after playing with it. It’s great entertainment for the kids and everyone on the occasional rainy day in Phuket.
While going against gravity (on the ceiling!), your brain needs time to see things as they are. Just enjoy the confusion, and remember to click some awesome pics.
Highlights of Baan Teelanka in Phuket
With the 13-meter-high Baan Teelanka, you can leave all logic behind as you enter the house from the roof and get to the second floor through the attic. You can tour all the rooms like in a typical home, the only difference being that you do it while walking on the roof. You will gwt to see three bedrooms (including a children’s room), living room, kitchen and bathroom with all the furniture and decorations hanging upside down. A staircase takes you to the 3rd floor, where you will find a garage and a laundry room. This floor overlooks the labyrinthine garden at the back of the house.
Activities at the Upside Down House, Phuket
Walk Upside Down House
Explore the upside-down house that gives you a feeling of being weightlessness and stimulates your imagination while trying to pose in weird ways. You will be amazed by the design and the creativity of the owners, who make every piece perfect.
Garden maze behind the upside-down house
A fun but challenging activity. It would help if you found the garden maze exit behind the upside-down house. Designed by world-leading maze designer Adrian Fisher, it takes 10-15 minutes to solve this 1,000-square-meter garden maze.
Room Escape Game
Isn’t it exciting to escape from a locked room by solving puzzles? A team activity to get out of the room by finding and solving clues. It requires a sense of observation, calculation, logic and more to be successful. It takes between 45 minutes to one hour.
A special effects video is created with you in front of a green screen. The video is edited to look like a tuk-tuk ride around Phuket Town. The video will look more exciting and fun when you exhibit specific crowd-acting skills.
9D virtual reality cinema
The fabulous virtual reality system offers movements such as climbing, diving and swinging from left to right. One will have an exciting experience with space battles, roller coasters and fast rides.
The Drunk Box
The illusions in this slanting room give you a dizzying sensation and make you feel like you’re drunk. Looking at the captured images, you will look drunk!
How to Reach the Upside Down House, Phuket
Baan Teelanka is located right between ‘Outlet Village’ and ‘Siam Niramit’ on the ring road and is easy to spot. After passing the Outlet Shopping Village keep your eyes to the left until you see the red Volkswagen Beetle parked upside down in front of the Upside Down House.