Illusion 3D Art Museum
Three-dimensional art museums are becoming popular around the world, but the Illusion 3D Art Museum includes many specifically Malaysian touches. The skillful paintings that adorn the walls of the gallery offer almost endless possibilities for cool photos, and augmented-reality videos offer visitors the opportunity to interact with dinosaurs, penguins, eagles, and more.
Most travelers visit the museum independently, as it’s conveniently located beside the Central Market (Pasar Seni), a landmark and popular tourist attraction in the Chinatown area of Kuala Lumpur. Tickets can be purchased in advance to save time.
Things to Know Before You Go
Make sure your camera or phone battery is well-charged before you arrive, as you’ll want to take lots of photos.
Non-Malaysian visitors pay a higher entry fee than Malaysians.
The Illusion 3D Art Museum is wheelchair-accessible.
How to Get There
Conveniently located beside the Central Market, the Illusion 3D Art Museum is within walking distance of some budget and midrange accommodation. If you’re staying elsewhere, you can get a taxi or public transportation to the Central Market; look out for the Pasar Seni stop.
When to Get There
The museum is open every day from midmorning until evening. Try to avoid weekends, when the museum is particularly busy, and you may have to wait your turn to take photos. Visit midweek so you can pose for photos at your leisure.
Shop and Eat at the Central Market
After your visit to the Illusion 3D Art Museum, head next door to the must-see Central Market. Behind the market’s attractive art deco facade, the lower floors contain stalls selling all kinds of Malaysian souvenirs, such as batik art and clothing. The upper floor is a food hall selling affordable Malaysian and international food, from snacks and drinks to full meals. Since the Central Market is air-conditioned, it’s an ideal place to escape the midday heat.
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- Sultan Abdul Samad Building (Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad)
- Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
- Sri Mahamariamman Temple
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- National Mosque of Malaysia (Masjid Negara)
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- Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
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