Art in Paradise Bangkok: Interactive Art Museum Experience

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Art in Paradise Bangkok: Interactive Art Museum Experience

Want to know where you can ride a magic carpet, become an angel, surf a tidal wave or get featured on Time Magazine in Bangkok? Three words: Art in Paradise Bangkok.

Art in Paradise Bangkok
Alladin and Afro – Art in Paradise Bangkok

Listed as one of the child-friendly attractions in Bangkok, Art in Paradise is basically Bangkok’s first interactive 3D Art Museum.

Naked Lady
Naked Lady

This is actually quite a relief when you’re a curious guest who wants to touch a piece of art that catches your eye like me. So far, I never saw customers getting reprimanded by the staff. I guess maintenance and restoration is part of the operating budget.

Baby and Pathway
Baby and Pathway
Phoenix
Phoenix

I think it’s really a great activity for the entire family, young and old and surely one of the best places to take fun photos. If you’re planning on taking family portraits as souvenirs or for your photo album at home, go here, instead of just going to an ordinary photo studio.

If you’re travelling solo however, I suggest you bring a tripod or find a fellow solo traveller and take pictures of each other and gain a new friend on the process.

Balancing a plank
Balancing a plank
Piano Painting
Piano Painting

Located within Esplanade Shopping Mall which is just walking distance from Thailand Cultural Centre MRT station and occupies two separate floors, it’s really worth the admission fee of 400 baht for adult foreigners which is about 600 pesos for a Filipino like me.

After getting a ticket, you’ll need to remove and deposit your footwear at the counter before entering the museum. Don’t worry, your footwear will be put in string bags and put on red trays that’s efficiently numbered and categorized.

Piano Painting
Piano Painting
Bottle and Bubble
Bottle and Bubble


Painting Angel
Painting Angel
Shark Illusion
Shark Illusion

Since we were one of the first customers, the floor indeed looked spotless and it also had a glossy coating probably to give that three-dimensional effect.

Personally, I guess I could recommend for the establishment to issue disposable footwear so as not to pick up skin diseases like athlete’s foot or something. Or maybe wear socks at least.

Car Crash
Car Crash

Before you go off and wander around, take a moment to check out sample pictures of other guests who’ve been to the exhibit that’s prominently displayed on the receiving counter to get some ideas.

Do take your time and don’t rush to better appreciate the place. We spent at least two hours inside.

Castle
Castle
Shopping Portal
Shopping Portal

First Impressions

My jaw literally dropped. It felt like I was transported to a different realm or a parallel universe.

Cliff and Hippo
Cliff and Hippo
Stairway and Apple
Stairway and Apple

There are 150 paintings across various themes inside: nature-inspired, futuristic, classic, media art and illusions. I was actually expecting a museum map, but I guess it would ruin the surprise.

Korean artists made the walls of this museum their canvass, demonstrating their skill in color manipulation, depth, technique and perspective on every inch of the place.

Crack and Table
Crack and Table
Skiing and Mermaid
Skiing and Mermaid

Aside from their individual creativity, they also took inspiration from the art masterpieces of Van Gogh, Monet and Da Vinci to name a few.

To make this activity a learning experience however, I guess it wouldn’t hurt to put single paragraph labels on some of these classic paintings, that’s just my personal suggestion.

Get featured on a magazine
Get featured on a magazine
Surfing
Surfing

It really was an interactive experience. We really didn’t care if we did silly poses or made a fool of ourselves because we’re tourists in Thailand and nobody knew who we were.

Not only was it interactive, it was also customer-friendly. Why? There were stickers on the floor on specific exhibits that guided us where to pose and where to take the photos to get the desired picture.

Gondola Ride
Gondola Ride

We also noticed that common courtesy was seldom practiced here among other visitors since the photo bombing level is so damn high. I don’t know why but a bit of humanity fades away especially when people are in other countries, that’s just my thought after having to delete multiple ruined pictures on my camera.

If I had known, I would have visited Art in Paradise past seven in the evening, that way we could’ve had this attraction all to ourselves.

Knighting
Knighting

Now that you’ve read this article, I guess you’ll have a better experience. Also, note that the ticket booth closes at 9PM.

What to wear? I guess something comfortable or anything that would allow you to do complicated poses since some exhibits require you to lay on the floor. And since doing a million poses is considered as exercise, a change of clothes would come in handy, thank me later.

Mendicant
Mendicant
Wild Bull
Wild Bull

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and buy that ticket.

Art in Paradise Bangkok is open from 10:00AM to 10:00PM. It is located in the 4th floor of Esplanade Shopping Mall, Ratchadapisek Road, Din Daeng,Din Daeng, Bangkok, Thailand. For inquiries, you may call them at +66 2 660 9130 or check out their website and Facebook page.

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  2. Roger says

    Art in paradise ~ pattaya

    It was really bad experience in my trip :

    (1st)
    no one remind us to download an apps before start, we need to go back & take all the 4d effect again ! so many travelers the same !

    (2nd)
    we.need take off our shoes before entry, when we finish go out exit, no place to sit down to wear back my shoes, also
    my feet was full of dirt, how come I can put my shoes on again. so I ask the boy in exit counter. “can I wash my feet” he said inside have toilet. then I go, after have another female staff stand at the entry of toilet, I ask again. where can i wash my feet ? she said inside. I go inside I see 2 wash basins only ( and 2 towels at the front ) seems like for us to hang on my feet, ok I started to wash, 1 male staff rush inside & ask me we need to $1000 for the penalty, if not pay call the police ! It was rediculars ! After I told.them you have 2 staffs told.me.can wash my feet inside. How come cannot ? They said we mentioned beside the basins cannot wash feet ( a very small warning sign ) & and they aksed me which 2 staffs you asking before ?! i cannot recognize & the staffs x 2 was disappeared at that moment. they said if you don’t pay $1000 will call the police.

    This company is a ( BLACK DAMN SHOP ). all the staffs want cheat money, not welcome tourist. very bad bad bad experience !

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