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10 Instagrammable Places in Bangkok

Bangkok is a city that merges chaos and beauty seamlessly. With stunning and serene Buddhist temples, vibrant floating markets, and bustling city streets, Thailand’s capital is full of things to photograph.

We’ve compiled some of the best sights to see in Thailand’s City of Angels. Capture your best memories in our 10 Instagrammable places in Bangkok:

 

1. Wat Traimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha)

Wat Traimit

Located near Chinatown, this temple houses the famed Golden Buddha. Not only is the massive golden structure impressive, but the temple’s exterior sends “traveler vibes” and showcases that signature Southeast Asian look.

  • Location: 661 Chaoren Krung Road, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong
  • Operation Hours: 8 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Photo Tip: Show up in your best dress and pose on the steps with the view of the golden roof behind you.

 

2. Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)

Wat Benchamabophit

Bangkok is filled with jaw-dropping temples and Wat Benchamabophit is definitely one of them. With its stunning architectural design featuring multi-tiered roofs, marble columns, and intricate gold carvings, it won’t disappoint anyone looking for a remarkable view.

  • Location: 69 Nakornpathom Road, Dusit
  • Operation Hours: 8 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Photo Tip: For the perfect shot, go to the main court and capture the temple framed by the beautiful arch in the foreground.

 

3. The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace Bangkok

Undoubtedly the premier landmark in Bangkok, The Grand Palace is a definite must-see with its majestic architecture and intricate detailing that is a feast for the eyes.

  • Location: Na Phra Lan Road, Grand Palace, Phranakorn
  • Operation Hours: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Photo Tip: Capture your Instagram moments within the gorgeous temple grounds and courtyards.

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4. Ratchada Train Market

Ratchada Train Market
Editorial Credit: Simple Life / Shutterstock.com

For a place that originated from an abandoned railway station, Ratchada Train Market is full of life and is one of the most colorful markets you will ever lay eyes on.

Marvel at the rainbow-like tent awnings from above or immerse yourself within the market stalls selling a variety of goods. You can definitely be sure that this place will provide you with vibrant and culturally rich IG-posts.

  • Location: Ratchadaphisek Road
  • Operation Hours: 5 PM to 12 MN (Thursday to Sunday)
  • Photo Tip: Capture colorful tents from above to get that famed rainbow shot. This is also a great place to take shots of a variety of Thai street food.

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5. Saranrom Park

Saranrom Park Bangkok
Editorial Credit: Maciej Matlak / Shutterstock.com

Located right across the Grand Palace, this park provides a serene escape from the glittering temple golds of the city. Filled with lush greeneries and elegant fountains, the park can host a number of activities like biking, running, or even going on a nice picnic by the grass.

  • Location: Thanon Charoen Krung, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon
  • Operation Hours: 5 AM to 8 PM
  • Photo Tip: A worthy IG post is that of the gorgeous, Victoria giant water lilies in its ponds or the blooming Pink Trumpet Trees. Definitely a sight worth capturing!

 

6. Chong Nonsi Pedestrian Bridge

Chong Nonsi Pedestrian Bridge

Spanning over 30m, this walkway bridge is a marvelous structure that has photographers, artists, and even filmmakers desperate for a shot! The impressive bridge connects Chong Nonsi BTS to the Chong Nonsi BRT station and caters to thousands of commuters every day.

  • Location: Sathorn/Narathiwat intersection
  • Operation Hours: 24 hours daily
  • Photo Tip: Stand at the side, against its modern awning design. With the glorious high-rise buildings in the background, it’s the perfect setting for your next urban OOTD shot.

 

7. Airplane Graveyard

Looking for a different kind of experience in Bangkok? Try visiting the Airplane Graveyard, where several abandoned airplanes lay.

Experience being in the cockpit and explore the different parts of the planes that will definitely provide you with awesome and unique shots!

  • Location: Ramkhamhaeng Alley 103, Khwaeng Hua Mak, Khet Bang Kapi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon
  • Operation Hours: 9 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Photo Tip: Sit inside the rusty cockpit or stand in the middle of a run-down aisle to give off Indiana Jones slash explorer vibes.

 

8. Khao San Road

Khao San Road lantern

A magnet for art junkies and backpackers, Khao San Road is a 1km-long strip filled with various shops, food stalls, cheap hotels, and more!

The vibrant street is lined with neon lights and bars that come to life in the evenings—the perfect elements for an eye-catching nightlife shot.

  • Location: Bang Lamphu, Phra Nakhon District
  • Operation Hours: 6 PM to 4 AM
  • Photo Tip: Khao San Road comes alive at night so it’s the best time to take shots! Stand in the middle of the crowded streets or take snaps of the colorful street food and knickknacks along the way.

 

9. Unicorn Café

Unicorn Cafe Bangkok
Image Credit: Unicorn Café / Facebook

Themed cafés are all the buzz around the world, and Bangkok has one for lovers of pink, glitter, and all things cute and fuzzy!

Take a snap against the rainbow-like interior along with their scrumptious pastries and it will look like you took a detour from Bangkok to Unicorn Wonderland!

  • Location: Soi Sathorn 8
  • Operation Hours: 12 PM to 8 PM (Tuesday to Sunday)
  • Photo Tip: Rent a unicorn onesie and capture your IG moments with their colorful pastries and desserts!

 

10. Chinatown

Bangkok Chinatown

A visit to the city’s Chinatown is definitely a unique experience. Witness the merging of Thai and Chinese cultures through its many market stalls, exotic street food, and stunning temples.

The 1-km strip is a photo hog—but in a good way, as every scene happening within its vibrant streets captures an experience like no other!

  • Location: Chinatown
  • Operation Hours: 9 AM to 12 MN (varies per store or restaurant)
  • Photo Tip: Snap photos of the busy day streets with tuk-tuks, as well as the festooned lanterns suspended throughout the district to capture the perfect blend of Chinese and Thai cultures.

 

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