Korea has so many captivating, historical landmarks outdoors, from palaces to temples to the world’s oldest bridge. During the spring and summer, enjoying these attractions is a piece of cake. In the winter, though? Unless you enjoy bone-chilling winds that make your eyes water and slippery, non-salted sidewalks (and I know there are a few of yall out there who LIVE for that stuff), you probably want to be a bit more comfortable and find something to do indoors. Visit Seoul and head for its famous Trick Eye Museum, located in the notorious neighborhood of Hongdae.
The Trick Eye Museum is a museum full of optical illusion art in which you can participate–perfect for today’s camera-happy generation. However, selfies won’t work here; you’ll need to
drag along bring a friend to help you get that perfect shot.
The best photos are those without flash. For the illusions to work, you just need to follow the directions and arrows written on the ground, which will show you where to stand. How to stand, is up to you. Pose your tush off…but quickly because there will be a line of people behind you waiting to get silly too!
My first time here was during my first stay in Korea with some friends. We went on a Saturday, and even on weekends the lines for photos move quickly; you just need to be strategic and find empty lines first, then when the lines at busy exhibits dwindle you can head for those before the next rush comes through.
There were families with young kids, elderly couples, high-schoolers, adults, and everyone in between having fun at the museum. There are usually discounts for 3,000 won (about $3) off the 15,000 won (~$14) admission. You can find coupons here and also get FREE admission on your birthday with this coupon. It’s a fun place to stop through with your friends, parents, or even on a date. Share pictures if you go and tag me on Twitter and/or Instagram for a retweet/share!
Need more ideas for what to do in Seoul? I gotchu.