Xem thêm

The Best Instagram and Photography Spots in Bangkok: Explore the Hidden Gems

CEO Tinh Phung
Are you planning a visit to Bangkok and looking for the perfect spots to capture amazing Instagram photos and beautiful photography? Look no further! In this article, we will take you on a tour of...

Are you planning a visit to Bangkok and looking for the perfect spots to capture amazing Instagram photos and beautiful photography? Look no further! In this article, we will take you on a tour of the top 12 must-visit locations in Bangkok that are ideal for capturing stunning visuals and creating memorable experiences.

1. Wat Pho: Home of the Reclining Buddha

Let's begin with Wat Pho, the temple famous for its majestic reclining Buddha statue. It's important to arrive early, as this popular spot tends to get crowded. To capture the best shots, head down to where the Buddha's legs start and find the perfect angle to showcase its awe-inspiring beauty.

Wat Pho and Reclining Buddha Wat Pho and Reclining Buddha

2. Octave Rooftop Bar: A Skyline View to Remember

For breathtaking views of the city, visit the Octave Rooftop Bar located on the top floors of the Marriott Hotel. This spot offers panoramic views in all directions, making it an ideal location for capturing the city's beauty, especially at night. It's recommended to book a table in advance to ensure entry, as the bar might have events happening.

View from Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar, Bangkok View from Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar

3. Wat Arun: A Photogenic Temple Across the River

To reach Wat Arun, take a boat across the river and explore the temple and its surroundings. Capture the main temple or smaller neighboring temples from various angles. Consider using a wide-angle lens to capture the grandeur of the temple or experiment with close-up shots to capture intricate details.

Wat Arun Temple in Bangkok Wat Arun Temple - Taken using the Samyang 14mm F2.8 Ultra Wide Lens for Canon

4. Grand Palace: A Captivating Display of Architectural Beauty

The Grand Palace is a must-visit attraction in Bangkok, and it's not hard to see why. This stunning palace offers countless photo opportunities. Arrive early to avoid the crowds and explore the palace grounds to find the most captivating spots for photography.

The exterior of the Grand Palace The exterior of the Grand Palace

5. Baiyoke Tower II: A Sky-High Perspective

Head to the Baiyoke Tower II, one of Bangkok's tallest towers, and enjoy breathtaking views from the observation deck. The rotating floor provides uninterrupted views in all directions. Remember that tripods are not allowed on the rotating floor, so be prepared to capture stunning day-time shots. The lower level is also worth exploring, despite potential reflection issues when shooting through glass.

Bangkok - Wat Arun at sunset Views from Baiyoke Tower II

6. Sala Rattanakosin Hotel: Sunset Magic Across the River

The rooftop bar at the Sala Rattanakosin Hotel offers a perfect vantage point for enjoying the sunset and capturing breathtaking views of Wat Arun across the river. The passing boats add a touch of local charm to your photographs. You can also experiment with long-exposure shots using an ND filter to create a smooth and dreamy effect.

Wat Saket, Golden Mount and the Bangkok skyline Wat Arun at sunset

7. Wat Saket (Golden Mount): A Serene Spot With a View

The Golden Mount offers a picturesque path that winds around the hill, leading you to the top where you can capture stunning city skyline views. Don't forget to explore the magnificent Chedi, which adds a touch of grandeur to your photographs.

Bangkok, Thailand - Wat Suthat Wat Saket, Golden Mount

8. Wat Suthat: Tranquility in the Heart of Bangkok

Surrounded by the bustling city, Wat Suthat provides a peaceful escape. Use the surrounding plants and elements to compose your photographs, and take advantage of reflective surfaces after rain for unique shots.

Bangkok - Soi Ram Butri at night Wat Suthat

9. Soi Ram Butri (Street): A Vibrant Nightlife Scene

Located near the infamous Khaosan Road, Soi Ram Butri is a charming street adorned with fairy lights. Capture the vibrant nightlife atmosphere and let the colorful surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for your photographs.

Loha Prasat, Bangkok Soi Ram Butri at night

10. Loha Prasat: A Serene Temple with Purple Gardens

Loha Prasat and its surrounding gardens offer a photogenic setting. The beautiful purple flowers in the gardens add a splash of color, and from the main temple, you can enjoy stunning views. Don't miss this spot, especially since it's close to the Golden Mount mentioned earlier.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Thailand Loha Prasat

11. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market: A Unique Photographic Experience

Venture beyond the city to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market for a unique photography experience. Although capturing great shots here can be challenging, the vibrant market stalls and boats passing by offer unique angles and opportunities. Be patient, explore the bridges, and seek out interesting perspectives to capture the essence of this traditional market.

Maeklong Railway Market Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

12. Maeklong Railway Market: A Captivating Intersection of Commerce and Transportation

The Maeklong Railway Market is another fascinating spot for photographers. Stalls line the sides of the railway tracks, and when the train approaches, the shopkeepers quickly move their stalls away from the track. The limited train schedule gives you time to find the perfect angles and capture the dynamic atmosphere of this unique market.

Other Spots and Photography Tips

In addition to the 12 spots mentioned above, you can explore the vibrant Chinatown district, visit the stunning Wat Trai Mit (Golden Buddha Temple), or marvel at the famous Skybar at Lebua, featured in the Hangover 2 movie.

Here are some tips to enhance your Instagram and photography experience in Bangkok:

  • Incorporate local elements, such as Tuk Tuks and Buddha statues, to add an authentic touch to your pictures.
  • Plan your sunrise and sunset shoots ahead of time to allow for Bangkok's traffic and explore the city without rush.
  • Use an ND filter to capture smooth and dreamy shots along the river.
  • Don't forget your tripod for stable night photography.
  • Visit major attractions early in the day to avoid crowds and capture the best shots.
  • Experiment with vibrancy and saturation during editing to make your colors pop.


Bangkok offers a myriad of stunning locations for Instagram and photography enthusiasts. We encourage you to explore the recommended spots above and capture unforgettable shots that showcase the city's beauty. Remember to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and enjoy every moment of your photography adventure in Bangkok.

Need a hotel in Bangkok? Here are some great options:

  • Budget: Nappark Hostel @Khao San
  • Mid-range: Sala Rattanakosin
  • Luxury: The Athenee Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel

Related Articles:

Please note that all images and information are from the original article and retain their original URLs, which are not included in this Markdown-formatted version.