Visiting Trick Eye Museum in Hongdae, Seoul

Professor Oh February 19, 2014 4

When visiting the Trick Eye Museum, bring a camera and a friend. I asked have strangers take photos for me since I went in solitude. It would be way more fun to come with someone. The museum was packed with families and tourists. There were a handful of couples as well. And boy was it busy for a Tuesday afternoon! Admission fee: 15,000 won (approximately $15 USD).

You stroll through the museum and take photos in front of three-dimensionalized paintings, including Van Gogh’s “Cafe Terrace at Night.”

van gogh cafe terrace

A framed version of the previous painting. Trick Eye Museum must really love Van Gogh.

van gogh cafe terrace frame

Hug a bamboo tree with your panda buddy.

panda climbing bamboo

Stick your head on Superman’s body and feel awesome.


Or sneak a peek at a ding dong.


One day I will ride a real camel in the real Egypt. For now this desert scene will suffice to take my mind off from Korea’s cold winter.

camel ride in egypt

I don’t know about you, but if I had wings I’d ditch the bike.


The Trick Eye Museum is comparable to visiting a wax museum: just for fun, but nothing revealing about the country you are visiting. It serves as an icebreaker for people on dates and is ideal for children who need a little break from historical museums.


The end! Haha. Get it? That was punny…

Address in English: 357-1, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul Seogyo Plaza B2
Address in Korean: 서울특별시 마포구 홍익로3길 20 (서교동)


  1. jounie March 6, 2014 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    haha, all of these pictures are so hilarious :D
    nice to hear that you had fun! :)

  2. Vidal February 20, 2014 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Love these pictures (my favorite is the one with the panda) and your purse… Keep having fun and sharing… =)

  3. Jose H February 19, 2014 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    lol nice pictures professor Oh

  4. Gabe Santiago February 19, 2014 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    Marcus Toshiro Sakoda is a remarkably creative illustrator & caricature artist, whose genius is right up there with the likes of Mort Drucker, & Al Hirshfeld, to name a few! -[Your "butt", Prof., never looked so good in that "proctology chair"]. -[Had a feeling your “appetite” for “ding dongs”, went beyond the “Ding Dongs” of ‘Hostess Cakes’ Ha-ha. And yes, Prof., ♫ “You oughta be in pictures; you’re beautiful to see!” ♫ (old Hollywood song) Ha-ha. ;;)

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