Looking for the best photo spots in Bangkok?
I’ve been traveling to Bangkok several times during my travels and even lived there for a shorter period. I love Bangkok, it’s an interesting city with a mix of everything. You’ve got everything from history and culture to cool architecture and beautiful viewpoints.
Down below I’ve made a list of my favorite photo spots in Bangkok. Enjoy!
Wat Arun is one of Bangkok’s most photogenic temples. You can capture Wat Arun from the other side of the river and also take incredible photos around the temple. The details of this temple are insane and is a must to experience and photograph while you’re in Bangkok.
Grand Palace is Bangkok’s biggest attraction, and it’s such a place all travelers visit while they’re traveling in Bangkok. It’s a beautiful palace with temples, golden stupas, and incredible details. If you want to get the best shots of this place, make sure to visit early in the morning before the crowds. And don’t forget to wear proper clothes, otherwise, they won’t let you in.
Wat Ratchanatdaram is another beautiful temple in Bangkok where you can take lots of nice photographs. This temple is famous for its 37 metal spires, signifying the 37 virtues toward enlightenment in Buddhist belief. It’s a beautiful temple, so make sure to take your time and see it from different angles – you can take really cool photos at this place!
Lebua Hotel Skybar
Have you seen the movie Hangover? This is one of the most famous film locations in Bangkok from that movie. Not only is this place famous for the Hangover movie, but also for their amazing views and delicious drinks. At this bar, there are plenty of good photo opportunities. My best tip is to visit before it gets dark since the most locals and tourists come for sunset.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
If you’re down for a little day-trip, then you simply have to visit the famous floating market outside Bangkok. This is one of the most photogenic markets in Bangkok where you can see all the locals floating around with their boats trying to sell their products.
It’s a cool experience and makes great photos!
Yaowarat Road in Chinatown
Chinatown is like a playground for photographers with its interesting environment. One of the most popular spots is along Yaowarat Road where you can see all the Chinese signs, scooters and taxis.
Walk up and down the street, look back, walk over to the other side – there are many cool angles that you can shoot from along this street.
Maeklong Railway Market – One of My Favorite Photo Spots in Bangkok
One market that isn’t that famous in Bangkok is the Maeklong Railway Market, similar to the one you can find in Hanoi, Vietnam. This market is narrow with street stalls on the sides and a railway in the middle. One of the most iconic shots from this place is when the trains are passing by through the market, which looks really cool!
Rod Fai Train Market at Ratchada
Another cool and photogenic market is the Ratchada Train Market. This market is best photographed from above. To shoot this kind of picture of this place you have to take the lift up to level 4 at the Esplanade Mall, which is located right next to the night market. When you’re up at level 4 you have to walk up to the car park ledge (left side upon entering the parking lot), and from there you’ll be rewarded with a great view of the night market with all its colorful stalls.
One temple that I discovered during my recent trip to Bangkok was the Wat Benchamabophit temple. This is one of the best photo spots in Bangkok when it comes to temples since it’s one of the most beautiful that offer great photo spots. Make sure to visit the temple either during sunrise or sunset for the best photos.
One of the best photo spots in Bangkok!
Ayuthaya & Lopburi
Ayuthaya & Lopburi is two destinations located outside of Bangkok. Ayuthaya is famous for it’s temples and trees where you can see the famous Buddha heads. Lopburi is located even further away from Ayuthaya and is famous for its Monkey Town and sunflower fields during winter in Thailand.
If you have enough time while you’re in Bangkok I can definitely recommend you to visit both of them. It’s possible to visit both on a day trip if you go early in the morning by train.