The Bali outpost of a popular Southeast Asian attraction, Upside Down World is tailor-made for the selfie generation. A series of rooms replicate typical houses, with the twist that furnishings and decorations, from stairs and sofas to light fittings and wallpaper, are placed upside down, enabling hilarious trick photography.The Basics
Tickets for Upside Down World Bali are in line with similar attractions, with substantial discounts for children, who need to be under 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall. While it’s possible to book tickets online in advance, most travelers simply show up and pay cash. Rooms span the gamut from fake gardens, bathrooms, and kitchens to traditional Balinese homes with ornate doorways. Friendly staff are on hand to take photos, provide props such as aprons, and advise on the perfect pose.
Things to Know Before You Go
How to Get There
- Upside Down World Bali is a fun choice for Instagrammers and families.
- You need to remove your shoes on entry.
- Wear reasonably fitted clothing—and pants, not skirts—to preserve the upside-down illusion in your photos.
- The layout of the rooms in Upside Down World favors travelers without mobility issues.
Upside Down World Bali is located in the south of Denpasar, Bali’s bustling capital, just off the Ngurah Rai bypass and about 5 miles (8 kilometers) northeast of the airport. With little formal public transport on Bali, rather than brave south Bali’s toxic traffic, it’s best to book a tour or arrange a private driver.When to Get There
Upside Down World Bali is open from morning until quite late in the evening seven days a week. It’s quietest soon after opening during the working week or towards closing at weekends. The attraction’s popularity with domestic tourists means you should avoid visiting over Indonesian public holidays.
More Things to Do with Kids on a Rainy Day in Bali
It rains surprisingly often in Bali, but mercifully the island offers plenty of things to do with kids on a rainy day. Besides art galleries, museums, and malls, trick-photo attractions include Upside Down World Bali, DMZ Bali 3D Art Museum (in Seminyak), and the Interactive 3D Art Museum (in Denpasar). Many kids also enjoy trampolining at Bounce or bowling at Strike in Canggu, while older children will love the island’s many escape rooms.