It took us over a month to discover this gem in Chiang Mai,
but I’m happy we did. Art in Paradise, the world’s largest 3D art museum, has been one of the best attractions in Thailand and one of our favorites so far on our round the world trip.
Art in Paradise hosts a unique viewer experience featuring
illusion art. Illusion art, according to the museum, “is a sensory perception
that causes a distorted or altered impression. Since illusion is not the
opposite of reality, the effect of illusion one experiences is neither true nor
Hundreds of these works are on display. Below are just a few of the images we snapped with them. These paintings and videos play with depth of field and use special techniques to “transform ordinary artworks into extraordinary three-dimensional interactive environments.” Travel Tip: If you have a few days in Thailand, it is well worth visiting. Also, if you know someone who lives in Thailand with ID purchase your tickets, it is only 180 baht ($5.5) instead of the regular 300 baht ($9.10).
Rachel Rueckert is a writer, photographer, teacher, and travel addict with a background in English and anthropology. Though she is based out of Boston, she is currently backpacking around the world doing an independent writing and research project on marriage around the globe with her new husband.