A Mind-Bending Visit to the 3D Museum Phuket

One of the more unique attractions in Phuket, the island’s 3D Museum offers a fun-filled visit for the whole family with plenty of opportunities to get some stunning pictures. Read on to find out more!


Earlier known as the Trickeye Museum, the 3D Museum can be found in the Old Town area, a popular place for sightseeing which is within easy reach of properties like SAii Laguna Phuket. Situated along Phang Nga Road, this attraction is open daily from 10:00 am to 07:00 pm; you can allocate around two hours to spend here. In front of the entrance, snacks and drinks are available as well, in case hunger strikes!

What to Expect

Southern Thailand’s first 3D museum, this site features amazing paintings that one can “interact” with to capture pictures that will amaze your friends and family back home. Easily accessible from some of the best resorts in Phuket, it has various themed galleries each providing something different to photograph; how you position yourself at each picture is key, and there are sample photos for you to get an idea of the ideal angles and positions.

Zones 1 & 2

“Classic in Frame” is the first zone where you will find modified and hilarious versions of famous paintings by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh; for example, you can take a picture where it looks like you are using a pump to inflate the Mona Lisa! The second zone is titled “U Variety” and features imaginative paintings ideal for funny poses; you can take a picture where it seems you are being eaten by a giant panda, battling the Hulk, or escaping a huge crocodile!

Zones 3, 4 & 5

3D Museum
3D Museum – Image via Wallpaper Flare

The third zone of the 3D Museum Phuket is titled “Tee Lor Su Waterfall” and you can take more fascinating pictures; these include those showing you hanging on a helicopter’s rope ladder next to a waterfall, running with bulls and meeting your demise at the hand of the Grim Reaper!

Encounters with dinosaurs and a fire-breathing dragon await at “Ancient Time” which is the fourth zone; meanwhile, in the fifth zone, “Body Move”, you can position yourself to make it look like you are about to fall into a lava-filled hole or even have your head being served as a meal!

Best Places in Phuket, Thailand to Celebrate Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong, one of Thailand’s most enchanting festivals, is a celebration of lights, spirituality, and gratitude. Each year, on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, locals and visitors gather to release beautifully crafted krathongs (floating lanterns) onto rivers, lakes, and oceans, symbolizing the release of negativity and making wishes for the future. Phuket, known for its stunning beaches and vibrant culture, offers an ideal setting to immerse yourself in the festivities of Loy Krathong.

Patong Beach

Patong Beach, Phuket’s most popular and lively beach destination, comes alive during Loy Krathong. Join the festivities along the shoreline as locals and visitors gather to release their krathongs into the Andaman Sea. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere, enjoy cultural performances, and witness the beach illuminated by the flickering lights of thousands of floating lanterns. Don’t miss the spectacular fireworks display that adds a touch of magic to the celebrations.

Bang Tao Beach

For a more serene Loy Krathong experience, head to Bang Tao Beach. Away from the bustling crowds, this pristine stretch of sand offers a peaceful setting to partake in the festivities. As dusk falls, release your krathong into the gentle waves, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the beach. The serene ambience and the reflection of the lanterns on the water create a truly enchanting atmosphere. There are many wonderful luxury hotels in Phuket such as the SAii Laguna Phuket for you to have a memorable vacation.

Nai Harn Lake

Located in the southern part of Phuket, Nai Harn Lake provides a picturesque backdrop for Loy Krathong celebrations. Join the locals as they gather around the lake, offering prayers and releasing their krathongs adorned with candles and incense. Take a moment to soak in the spiritual ambience and witness the colourful spectacle of floating lights illuminating the tranquil waters. Capture beautiful photographs and create cherished memories in this serene setting.

Phang Nga Bay

Embark on a memorable Loy Krathong experience by taking a boat trip to Phang Nga Bay, known for its stunning limestone karsts and emerald-green waters. Sail amidst the towering cliffs and release your krathong into the bay, surrounded by the mesmerizing beauty of nature. As the lanterns drift away, embrace the sense of serenity and awe-inspiring surroundings that make this celebration even more magical.

Old Town Phuket

Old Town Phuket
Old Town Phuket – Photo by Vaskar Sam on Unsplash

Phuket Old Town, with its charming Sino-Portuguese architecture and vibrant cultural scene, provides a unique backdrop for Loy Krathong celebrations. Join the locals as they gather at various temples, including Wat Mongkol Nimit and Jui Tui Shrine, to partake in traditional ceremonies and release their krathongs in the nearby canals. Experience the blend of Thai and Chinese traditions as the streets come alive with processions, cultural performances, and vibrant decorations.

Reasons for Visiting Thailand for Your Next Holiday

When it comes to holiday destinations, an outstanding choice would be Thailand, a country which would offer an array of exciting and enjoyable experiences for the visitor. Here’s an idea of what to expect.

The street foods

Thailand would be renowned for the delicious inexpensive foods that you could readily find on its streets. You can try tangy, spicy tom yum soup made with fresh kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass and galangal; another great choice would be rice with stir-fried spicy crabmeat and chillies, while pad Thai (Thai-style fried noodles), som tum (spicy green papaya salad) and mango sticky rice are popular too.

Phuket Vegetarian Festival

An engrossing event in Thailand would be the Phuket Vegetarian Festival which is enthusiastically celebrated on the island of Phuket. During this vibrant festival, you could witness the ceremonial procession and unusual sights including rituals of self-mutilation, while also getting to savour vegetarian foods. A luxury hotel in Phuket to consider from which you could experience this event and other cultural highlights would be SAii Laguna Phuket.

Island hopping

Undoubtedly, island hopping would be a captivating experience that you could enjoy at this destination. Off the coast of Thailand you would find a host of picturesque islands such as Phuket, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan; irrespective of whether you desire seaside seclusion and tranquillity or the opportunity to mingle with fellow holidaymakers, the islands of Thailand would not disappoint.

The shopping opportunities

Shopping in Thailand
Shopping in Thailand – Photo by Kee Hong on Unsplash

Thailand also happens to be noted for its amazing shopping opportunities with an array of appealing products to choose from be it locally-made or international brands. You would be able to shop at modern malls or perhaps a local market featuring interesting curios that you could obtain cheaply after some haggling. You could visit the markets where locals would shop if you desire to evade the more tourist-oriented shopping venues.