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Finding your Instagram too dull? Bangkok has some of the most aesthetically pleasing and extremely beautiful historical sites, architecture and natural spots that will brighten up your social media feed. Fret not – we’ve found 30 places in Bangkok that are not only beautiful for your eyes to see, but to satisfy your longing to beautify your Instagram profile.
Set on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Wat Arun is one of the most dazzling temples in Thailand. It stands out at every angle – whether it be a long shot from across the river, or close-up.
Wat Arun’s beauty makes an ideal spot to visit in Bangkok and an ideal backdrop for your camera shots.
Mae Klong Railway Market
A traditional market set on an active train track, Mae Klong Railway Market is the only place where you can see (and experience) trains passing by the market several times a day! Did we mention that this only happens in Bangkok, and not many other parts of the world?
While you’re there snapping away, remember to get yourself some unique, local snacks! There are many stalls selling fresh produce and local Thai dishes that are absolutely pleasing to the eyes and soul.
Famously known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho houses a 46-metre long gold-leafed Buddha statue lying in a reclined position; an iconic tourist spot that is not to be missed. Wat Pho also has some of the most beautiful courtyards for you to snap some peaceful, lush green shots.
Many have recommended taking your pictures at the spires around the courtyards of Wat Pho. Another recommended tip is to visit Wat Pho early as it can get crowded in the afternoon – that way you’d have less people photobombing your shots!
This pink-decorated museum is so beautiful, it’ll undeniably catch your followers’ attention. Erawan Museum is well-known for its huge three-headed elephant art display and has three floors, mainly representing the Underworld, Earth and Heaven.
Erawan Museum is so breathtakingly beautiful, every picture shot at any angle will still encapsulate the beauty of the museum and the people within that shot.
Home to the Thai King for approximately 150 years, the Grand Palace also houses one of the most important national treasures – the Emerald Buddha, making it the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand.
Decorated with ornate marbles all around with the most intricate details, the Grand Palace is not a place to be missed in your search for Instagram-worthy places!
Being surrounded by food and culture, what else could be better? Chinatown serves your Insta-craving well, due to it’s bizarre and colourful street scenes and street food.
Because everything is so vibrant and colourful, anything and anywhere is great for the ‘gram – even one that’s just randomly snapped on the street!
Also known as the Marble Temple, Wat Benchamabophit is literally one of the most beautiful temples in Bangkok. Built from Italian marbles, the infrastructure is so flawless and symmetrical, if taken at the right angle, your Instagram followers will be left in awe.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Famously known for it’s uniqueness, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is a market set on the Damnoen Saduak Canal. Over here, you’ll see floating boats manned by Thai women selling fresh fruits and vegetables to those on land.
It is loud and chaotic, just like any local Thai market. With its vibrant ambience and large area, there are plenty of places for you to snap your Instagram shots!
Have you ever been to an airplane graveyard? Never heard of it? Ever wanted to feel what it’s like to be in the pilot’s cockpit? Well, Bangkok has one in Ramkhamhaeng; it’s up to you to seize the opportunity!
No, we’re being serious – this has to be one of the coolest places to go on your Instagram photo-shoot. And while you’re at it, why not relive your childhood imaginations of being a pilot? (That is, if you ever wished to be one!)
Wat Samphran (Dragon Temple)
Another beautiful, breathtaking pink Insta-worthy spot, Wat Samphran is truly unique as a dragon is seen coiling around the temple building. Though not as popular as all the other temples in Bangkok, it truly provides a calm and serene feeling to all its visitors.
If you’re lucky (and bodily fit), you may be even allowed to climb all the way to the top through the tunnel in the dragon to reach the temple. This site truly reflects on the saying: “a diamond in the rough”.
Chocolate Ville resembles an old European village, with cobblestoned streets, vintage buildings, historical clock tower and a red telephone booth – anything that you typically see in a small European town.
Everything here is so picturesque, there is no way you won’t be able to find that top-notch Instagram shot here to feature on your social media feed.
Are you afraid of heights? Because this place isn’t definitely for the faint-hearted, and for those who are extremely afraid of heights! But if you want to get the best view of the cityscape, Mahanakhon SkyWalk is the perfect place to be at.
With such a gorgeous 360-degree-view like this, how could you pass it up? While taking in the view, remember to whip out your phones but don’t drop them… (just kidding!)
Ancient City (Muang Boran)
Make your way to the largest outdoor museum in the world and snap away as you pose with replicas of some of the most historic temples and landmarks of old Thailand.
Fun fact: the park is shaped just like Thailand, and each building is geographically matched according to the map! Now you don’t have to travel all out in order to take pictures of some of Thailand’s greatest wonders.
Ratchada Rot Fai Night Market
If you think you’ve been to the longest night market in your country, have you visited Ratchada Rot Fai Night Market? This night market is lined with rows and rows of stalls, in which you can smell the delicious aromas of food surrounding you as soon as you step within its premises.
And how, do you ask, do you take this high-angled shot of these colourful tents? Just go to the mall right beside the market and walk up to the third floor and head to the parking area, which provides a beautiful view of the market from above for you to take all your stunning Instagram photos!
Khao San Road Night Market
Ah, the famous Khao San Road Market. There are obvious reasons to why it’s so famous – the street food, of course! Not only is Khao San Road filled with street food hawkers, but you can visit the various bars, pubs, restaurants lined along the streets too.
The lining of colourful lights within the trees on the roadside add an extra oomph to your Instagram shots. Plus, because it gets crowded in the evenings, you’ll be able to catch and observe lots of partying going on – who knows, you might be interested in participating too!
Visit the temple grounds of Wat Ratchanatdaram to visit the Loha Prasat, otherwise known as “iron monastery” or “metal castle”. Built in 1846, it is known as the only building with roof tiles completely made of bronze, hence the name it was given. Snap a pic with the shimmering 37 spires from the roof top guaranteed to make your photo pop. And if you’re fit enough, the view from above is equally as spectacular as the view from below.
Want to visit one of the coolest open-air bars in the world that’ll make you feel like you’re high up in the clouds? Make your way to Sky Bar then, a place where you can enjoy the open air breeze while sipping on your delicious cocktails, vintage wine and savour some pretty tasty food.
Whip out your phones and capture panoramic shots of the cityscape with glowing lights in the background. Fun fact: If you’ve watched The Hangover, you’d recognise this as one of the filming locations! Though do note that while the drinks, especially the cocktails, can be on the pricey side, nevertheless the Instagram shots you’re about to take here is more than worth it.
Vertigo and Moon Bar, Bangkok
Visit the Moon Bar at the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel in Bangkok and dine with your loved ones under the starry night sky. There are so many great spots to take stunning photos with the gorgeous night view of twinkling lights and tall skyscrapers as your backdrop.
Vanilla Sky Bar
Want to get different perspectives of Bangkok? Head over to the Vanilla Sky Bar at the 36th floor of the Compass Skyview Hotel. Although it isn’t as high as all the other bars we’ve touched on so far, it still is an awesome place to snap photos and chill with their comfortable sofas, refreshing and delicious cocktails and drinks. The colourful pop at the Vanilla Sky Bar will add an extra kick to those Instagram shots you’re planning to take.
Unleash your inner royalty as you pose for photos here at this abandoned castle here in Magic Land, Bangkok. Its close resemblance to the Sleeping Beauty castle from Disney incorporates a somewhat magical feeling to it, which also explains why it’s a pretty hot destination for people who love sightseeing! While you’re there, why not have fun and go for go-kart racing?
When in Bangkok, how could you miss Ayutthaya from your travel itinerary? There are so many picturesque spots here in Thailand’s former capital city. Take your time to walk or even rent a bike to travel around as you discover the hidden corners of beautiful Ayutthaya while snapping away at your phones and cameras.
Asiatique The Riverfront
Asiatique The Riverfront is an open-air mall with over 40 restaurants and 1500 boutiques. Not only can you shop and dine to your heart’s content here, but there is also a ferris wheel ride and a beautiful merry-go-round that you can go on!
Talk about the perfect Instagram spot! If you have lots of time to spend, why not catch a cabaret show at Calypso Cabaret which is just nearby? Do note that Asiatique The Riverfront is open daily, only from 4:00pm onwards, so don’t go too early!
Not going to lie, the drinks, the food, the ambience, the decor – everything in Featherstone Bistro and Cafe is super duper BEAUTIFUL. The bistro in itself is so beautiful and intricately decorated in every nook and cranny, you can easily spend up to 2-3 hours here just snapping away to find that perfect Instagram shot. My favourite thing to snap, though, would have to be the “Drink Me”, “Pour Me” potion bottles… Time to be Alice in Wonderland?
Jim Thompson House
Pay a visit to the residence of the man who founded the silk trade in Thailand – the Jim Thompson House. Surrounded with abundant lush greenery and flowers, there are so many places for you to shoot that perfect OOTD pic. After you’re done walking around snapping pictures, don’t leave too soon – have a meal at their restaurant that is within its premises too.
The Gardens of Dinsor Palace
Be it day or night, The Gardens of Dinsor Palace does not disappoint when it comes to finding Instagrammable spots within its vicinity. Some of the best spots in the garden palace are the vine-covered and flower-surrounding stairway, and the lake where you’ll see graceful black and white swans swimming around.
The Gardens of Dinsor Palace are also well known for their dining experience, so remember to check it out while you’re there!
Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall
Dress your best if you plan on visiting the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, and experience first-hand on what it’s like to be royalty here! The buildings here are of royal property, so make sure that you act and dress respectfully. Otherwise, you should have a splendid time walking around posing around!
Rai Manee Sorn Sunflower Field, Khao Yai
Ideally visited during the “cold” season of Thailand which is from late November to early January, Rai Manee Sorn Sunflower Field is both breathtaking and peaceful when the sunflowers are in full bloom. This place is a hotspot for photo-taking maniacs. Nevertheless, the fields are big and wide, hence there shouldn’t be a problem finding an awesome spot to take your Instagram shots.
Organika Secret Spa
Organika Secret Spa is decorated with lush green plants, flowers and white decorative items, providing a calm and relaxing atmosphere to those who visit. Chill and book a spa appointment with Organika Secret Spa and unwind after all those hours and days of travelling.
After you’re done with your massage/spa therapies, head over to their cafe to chill. If you’ve started to feel rejuvenated, you may even continue on your Instagram shooting spree!
Erawan Tea Room
Okay, I know what you’re thinking… what is there to take pictures of at a tea room? Well, this isn’t just ANY tea room.. Erawan Tea Room is actually renowned to be one of the best tea rooms in the world! Their food presentations are so impressive, it’s impossible to stay away from taking pictures. Plus, you can put on your most glamourous front as you snack and drink here at Erawan Tea Room. Remember to dress in your best smart-casual OOTD!
Erawan Waterfalls, Kanchanaburi
Looking for Instagrammable spots outside the city? No problem – a visit to Erawan Waterfalls in Kanchanaburi will do the trick in terms of adding that awesome factor into your Instagram profile. Located 3 hours away from Bangkok, you’ll be rewarded with beautiful views of the clear waters and loud gushing sounds of the waterfalls. Once you’ve reached your destination, whip out your phones and take your desired shots – remember to pack along with you a waterproof case to prevent any accidents!
So many Insta-worthy spots, so little time… Time to plan your Bangkok itinerary wisely!
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