There are so many Instagram worthy places in Bangkok it can be hard to decide where best to visit. Thailand’s capital is blessed with stunning temples, sculptures, incredible rooftop bars and much more. Enriched with culture and history Bangkok should be a bucket list experience for every traveler.

So, if you’re looking for the most Instagrammable places in Bangkok then you have come to the right place. We have hand-picked the best must-see attractions to make your trip to Bangkok a breeze!

Let’s get started…

Wat Arun

Wat Arun has to be one of the most popular and beautiful templates in the whole of Bangkok, the detailing is just unbelievable. This template is located on the Thonburi side of the river, you can get great shots of this stunning template from across the river while you chill at one of the riverside bars. Up close, across the river or even on a river cruise this template will light up your Instagram.

Maeklong Railway Market

We’ve all seen this famous shot before, right? Walk through the market stalls along the train lines, where you will see the locals selling fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and street food. There are also small cafes dotted around where you can sit and people watch.

When the train comes in all the stall owners jump up and start reining part of their stalls back in to avoid the train. As the train slowly comes through, you can literally touch it, such an amazing way of life compared to westernized countries.

Find yourself a nice spot and make sure you get there early as it does get busy with fellow tourists. Definitely a bucket list experience not to be missed.

Airplane Graveyard

Now this one will really set your Instagram on fire! Explore through Airplane Graveyard and get some amazing pictures with old jumbo jets. If you’re interested in urban exploration then this is worth the trip. You will pretty much have the place to yourself, however, make sure you pay the 200 BAHT entrance fee to the family who live on the same site. Be careful though as these planes are old, ruined and dangerous.

Wat Mahathat

This sprawling array of temples was built during the reign of King Rama and houses Mahachulalongkorn university. This is one of the most important sites for Buddhist learning in Thailand. You will find a large array of stunning temples, shrines and halls, all of which will take your Instagram game to the next level.

Wat Traimit

Located in the temple of Wat Traimit, made of solid gold and weighing in at staggering 5 ½ tons sits the Golden Buddha.

Incredibly the Golden Buddha was accidentally discovered when it was dropped after being moved as it was disguised in a casing of plaster.

Wat Traimit is an Instagrammers dream, this place is amazing, you will also see monks there praying and blessing everyone, a must for any tourist. Make sure you are dressed accordingly though.

Grand Palace / Wat Phra Kaew

The most famous and Instagram worthy temple in Bangkok is The Grand Palace. As magnificent as it is, getting the perfect picture is an incredibly hard job due to the thousands of visitors flocking here with the same intentions. So, yes, Wat Phra Kaew is very touristy, therefore I would recommend getting there as soon as the doors open to get the perfect Instagram pictures without everyone blocking the view or photobombing you.

Wat Suthat

Built in the early 19th century, this temple features a huge red frame of a giant swing that was once used to celebrate and thank Shiva. You will also find a large collection of amazing Buddha’s, statues and courtyards all enriched with so much history and beauty. You will have a stunning collection of photographs after your trip to Wat Suthat.

Wat Pho

Wat Pho is home of the famous reclining Buddha, there’s not an awful lot of room here for taking pictures and it does draw the crowds too, so can be very busy.

To get the best pictures try getting the picture up close directly at the face, or secondly shoot from the feet upwards.

It might be a good idea to bring a wide angle lens, as its very long. It can be tough to get the perfect picture here so just be patient and get there early.

Yaowarat / Chinatown

Chinatown is the oldest district in Bangkok and it’s a photographers dream with unique instagrammable sights at every turn. The best shot to get is when the sun goes down and all the multi-colored shop signs illuminate at night with the Chinese writing on. Chinatown is great for exploring both day and night which will allow you to get a generous array of stunning pictures which will be the envy of friends and family.

Lebua Rooftop Bar

The first time I saw the Lebua Rooftop bar was watching the Hangover 2 film, and I immediately added it to my bucket list.

The famous dome on top of the tower can be seen for miles and lights up the sky at night. If you want to get some spectacular skyline city views then head up to the top for some fine dining and delicious cocktails.

The best time to visit the Lebua is before sunset, this way you will get stunning sunset pictures and the magical night time shots as well.

Vertigo and Moon Bar

Feel on top of the world at Vertigo, where you stand on a glass box with the bustling city right beneath you, a picture that will wow your Instagram followers. At Vertigo rooftop bar you will get incredible views of the Bangkok skyline, which are even more impressive at sunset.

The staff are really friendly and are willing to take as many pictures as you wish till you get that perfect shot for your IG feed. The cocktails are lush, however, they’re a little pricey but well worth it due to the view you get.

Sala Rattanakosin Hotel

You will find it hard to find a better view than the one at the rooftop bar at the Sala Rattanakosin Hotel. This is the perfect location for watching the sun go down and capturing the beautiful Wat Arun across the river. From the rooftop bar, you will see lots of boats sailing past which can add to the wow factor of your photograph. Mouth-watering food, delicious cocktails, and an incredible view get yourself down to this rooftop bar, it’s not to be missed.

Lumphini Park

Lumphini Park is the Central Park of Bangkok and is the latest and oldest park in the city. Who would have thought in the middle of the chaos of Bangkok would lie such a peaceful park. You will get lovely views of the city skyline as you take a leisurely stroll through this beautiful park. Make sure you check out the giant Iguanas strolling around too. There are plenty of awesome shots for your Instagram that aren’t temples.

W Bangkok

If you’re looking for a great place to stay then the W Bangkok ticks all the boxes. Why not sit in an oversized bathtub gazing at the stunning Bangkok skyline. W Hotel is situated in the business and entertainment district, and only two stops away from the latest shopping malls in Bangkok. Imagine your Instagram account with this picture on your feed, wow!

Sky on 20

A trip to Bangkok isn’t complete without visiting one of the magical rooftop bars, and Sky on 20 is one not to be missed. Located on the 26th floor on top of the Novotel Bangkok you find excellent cocktails at reasonable prices. Although this isn’t the highest rooftop bar in Bangkok, it is one of the less touristy ones. So you can chill in peace and watch the bustling city beneath you and sip your cocktails watching the sunset.

Damnoen Saduak

This iconic part of Thailand is famous for its tourist-friendly floating markets. It is very touristy and commercialized though, however, it is still worth a visit for the experience and the pictures you’ll get. Witness the river packed with wooden boats overflowing the colorful fruits and vegetables, making for great shots for your Instagram.

Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

The Sri Maha Mariamman Temple will leave you astounded with the high level of detail and color in its architecture. This small iconic South Indian temple is a sight to behold and will add that zip of color to your Instagram profile. Unfortunately, you can’t take pictures inside the temple, so make sure you get your snaps outside and take a moment to just sit down and enjoy the surroundings and tranquility it offers.

Khao San Road

Khao San Road is the backpacking hub of Southeast Asia and has some sights to behold. Why not shock your taste buds and try eating bugs and fried scorpions, not for me though! There are many pubs, restaurants, and shops, this place gets crazy busy and you can’t really avoid the crowds. I’d recommend taking at tuk-tuk ride, this would be perfect for your Instagram!

Engagement & Hashtag tips

If you’re looking to increase engagement on your Instagram photo, then here are a few quick tips that might help you get a few more likes and interaction:

  • Make sure you stand out from the crowd with gorgeous edits of all your pictures, using Lightroom presets!
  • Ask for a feature from a hotel you’re staying at, tag them in or message them
  • Tag in the Bangkok & Thailand / Asia tourist boards or check that the attraction has their own page
  • Add a location to your post – check what’s most popular
  • Use a series of Bangkok and Thailand related hashtags
  • Use generic popular hashtags like #bangkok #travel #wanderlust etc
  • Share your picture on Facebook Instagram groups

Try these hashtags:

#bangkok, #thailand, #bangkokthailand, #travelbangkok, #visitbangkok

Also, try tagging in these accounts:

@bangkokspirit, @bangkok.explore, @bangkokexpatgirl, @visit.bangkok, @thailandinsider


I hope this article has helped you with planning your Bangkok itinerary and provided you with some travel inspiration. Be sure to check out some of these Instagrammable places in Bangkok and please get in touch with me on Instagram or contact me if you spot any others worthy of being on this list.

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Kelly Bullock