Also known as ‘Temple of the Reclining Buddha’, Wat Pho is a beautiful temple complex that houses one of the city’s most famous attractions: a 46-meter long statue of Buddha. The statue shows Buddha in a relaxed, reclined position, and is covered entirely in gold leaf!
The rest of the temple is equally magnificent; ornate patterned ceilings arch over intricate interiors, and lush sprouts of greenery pepper the colorful courtyards. I recommend getting an iconic picture standing amongst the spires!
Set on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the temple is a grand and striking sight that will enchant you and your Instagram followers! When the sun sets over the city, Wat Arun is lit up like a shimmering tower of gold against the inky night sky.
Whether you capture its beauty from across the river, or climb to the top and snap some close-ups and shots of the view, Wat Arun is one of the best sights in Bangkok and a perfect backdrop for your Bangkok photography.
A vast and impressive building complex, Grand Palace is undoubtedly the most popular tourist attraction in the city. It lies at the heart of Bangkok and was the official residence of the king for centuries.
The buildings in the complex boast more golden spires and sweeping rooftops, and are decorated with ornate detailing. Housed within them is a myriad of ancient treasures, including Emerald Buddha, which is the most important statue of Buddha in the country!
A visit to the Grand Palace will allow you to get some of the most iconic Instagram pictures in Bangkok!
Perched on the 63rd floor of a 250-meter tall building, Sky Bar is one of the highest open-air bars in the world! With ambient lighting, elegant design, and spectacular views, Sky Bar is one of the most aesthetic places in Bangkok to sip on vintage wines and cocktails with your head in the clouds!
You’ll have panoramic views of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River. Your photos will twinkle with the lights of the city and the glow of this bar in the sky! Sky Bar is also the filming set of the popular movie “The Hangover”, which makes it a must see for many movie fans! If you visit at sunset you can enjoy the stunning views as you watch the sky turn pink over Bangkok, and the city skyline light up as it gets dark. The cocktails are pricey (around 30 GBP) but the view (and Instagram shots) is well worth it.
This dragon tower temple is one of the coolest things I have ever seen in my life! I have no clue why nobody is talking about this place. Tours don’t go here, it’s off the beaten path. The exterior of the tower is already unique but you can also walk through the dragon to the top – so on the outside of the building basically! It’s an hour drive to Wat Samphran and so worth it.
The Thanon Yaowarat, better known as Yaowarat Road, is the heart of Chinatown. This approximately 1.5-kilometer-long road starts at Chinatown Gate (Paifang) and ends at Phanuphan Bridge. Take a stroll through the market and dive into a huge sea of flowers and colors. You will love the artfully crafted temple offerings and colorful bouquets made on site.
One of the rare street food stalls worldwide that has received a Michelin Star. People wait in line for hours just to experience Jay Fai, in her large glasses, cooking away. Led by the amazing 72-year old lady, the eponymous Jay Fai (a nickname that loosely translates to “sister mole”) restaurant was started nearly 40 years ago.