If you didn’t know, there is a museum in Seoul called “Trick Eye Museum”. It’s pretty cool actually. Inside this museum, there are basically paintings which depending on the angle which you take the photo, it actually creates a illusion of you being part of the painting.
To be honest, I’m not someone who really likes posing for photos. I prefer to be the one taking the photos but I actually did enjoy myself a lot attempting to pose properly for the picture to create the illusion. Haha. 🙂
While the museum opens from 9.00 am – 9.00 pm (KST), I’d recommend that you go as early as you in the day to avoid the crowds. People will get out of your photo but sometimes, you actually have to make a little queue for your turn to try to be part of the picture. Also, as there are people around, you do feel like you shouldn’t be hogging the spot to get your perfect photo. With lesser people, you don’t have to worry about that problem.
When I went, for 15,000 won, it included entry into the Ice Museum as well. It is basically ice sculptures like in Harbin. It is practically a freezer and even with that warmer thing they loan you it is not enough. Everyone basically runs through the Ice Museum (me included). It is actually quite funny. Hahaha. Still, it was pretty cool.
Anyway, here are my photos. Feel free to add a caption it as well. LOL. I don’t mind really. 🙂 Make it fun!
Here’s how you can get to Trick Eye Musem, take Line 2 to Hongik University Station (Hongdae), get out from Exit 9 and walk straight to the cross traffic junction, cross it and turn LEFT. Walk a block in and you’ll see this road between Holika Holika and Tony Moly, turn right into that road. Trick Eye Museum is just a bit further in. You should be able to see the building once you turn into the road.
If you are using Naver Maps (it’s better than Google Maps when in Seoul), you should be looking for 서교프라자 (Seogyo Plaza).
[18 October 2013 | edit]
Forgot to add that I also do not recommend that females wear a skirt/dress to this museum. Some of the poses require you to sit/lie on the floor as you can tell from my photos. Some photos also require the photographer to squat/kneel on the floor to get the angle. So yes, be prepared and dress appropriately. 🙂