Not a lot of people realize just how picture-perfect Bangkok
really is. Or rather, how Instagrammable it is. From its gilded temples to its tall skyscrapers, the Thai capital is a dazzling metropolis that'll have you taking pictures left and right. Don't miss the Grand Palace and its sparkling jewel tones. Or Wat Pho and its iconic “Reclining Buddha” in gold. King Power Mahanakhon is also worth Instragramming about with its magnificent views of the city. And Khao San Road at night is a neon-lighted feast for the eyes. These and more are just some of the best Instgrammable spots in Bangkok!
The Grand Palace is perhaps the most famous landmark in Bangkok. It's akin to the likes of the White House in Washington D.C. and Buckingham Palace in London. But in terms of how Instagram-worthy it is, Bangkok's Grand Palace beats the others hands down! From its ornate temples to its bejeweled buildings, this place is a feast for the eyes! Practically every corner is Instagrammable, giving you tons of amazing content to post. What's not to love?
Wat Pho is perhaps the most famous temple in Bangkok
. It's home to one of the biggest 'Reclining Buddha' statues in the world. Spanning a whopping 151 feet, it's a gilded masterpiece that never fails to leave everyone who sees it breathless. With such an ornate temple as its home, Wat Pho is undoubtedly another Instagram-worthy spot in Bangkok. Taking a selfie with the Reclining Buddha is practically cliche at this point, but still definitely worth getting just the same!
Right across the Chao Phraya River, from the Grand Palace and Wat Pho, stands Wat Arun. This is yet another of the many notable temples in Bangkok. As well as among the most Instagrammable too. Known for its many prangs
(tower-like spires), the place almost looks like an ancient city on its own. Each prang is an architectural marvel, displaying such awe-inspiring symmetry that you almost couldn't believe that humans constructed them. And with their ornate designs and shimmering gilding, it's no wonder many people take pictures here!
Known as “The Marble Temple,” Wat Benchamabophit is a definite must-see! Especially to those who run travel inspo Instagram accounts
and want to post about Bangkok. True to its name, practically the entire place really is made out of marble, evoking a rich and imposing appeal. Paired with that signature Thai gilding, elaborate sculptures, and ornate details, it's almost as if Wat Benchamabophit is one big jewel. You'll especially think this when you step inside and bask in the glory of its shimmering altar.
The final temple on this list is Wat Ratchanatdaram, located in the Phra Nakhon district of Bangkok
. Known for its 37 golden spires, the entire temple almost looks like a golden crown. It reeks of regal and stately appeal, as it should since it was built in 1846 under the order of King Nangklao (Rama III) for his granddaughter, Princess Somanass Waddhanawathy. And though it's surrounded by many other ancient buildings and smaller temples, Wat Ratchanatdaram undoubtedly stands out even from a mile away.
Khao San Road
From Buddhist temples to now, a famous nightlife district, Bangkok really is a unique and diverse city, isn't it? Part of what makes the Thai capital such an exciting destination is that it offers different experiences, after all. Not the least of which is exploring Khao San Road at night. During the day, it serves as a lively market where tourists can buy souvenirs at cheap prices. But come nightfall, all the neon signs light up and it becomes a nightlife oasis. And the picture you can capture of this scene will definitely steal everyone's attention on Instagram!
Thailand, specifically Bangkok, is one of the very few places to still have floating markets. So when you get to the Thai capital, you'd do well to shop in one. To say that it's a unique experience is an understatement. Though it still consists of checking stuff out and bartering with vendors, the fact that you do it whilst riding a boat is amazing. It's such a one-of-a-kind activity that you'd be a fool not to post about it on Instagram!
Maeklong Railway Market
Forget shopping on water, have you tried shopping along railway tracks? No, this doesn't pertain to stores in a train terminal. Here in Bangkok, the Maeklong Railway Market is actually located along the tracks of a meter gauge railway. And yes, the train actually passes through the market as if it's the most normal thing in the world. Though a bit dangerous, it's also pretty exciting. Others would hardly believe you if you talk about it, so you'll need to take a few snapshots for Instagram as proof!
If you could spend an entire day in Bangkok
, where would you go? Well, some of the various places on this list would be a good idea. Not the least of which is Chocolate Ville! Located in the Khan Na Yao district, it's a massive European-style theme park that's all about gorgeous scenery and delicious food. You're practically asked to take as many Instagammable shots and selfies here. Since there are no rides, that's all you can do. That and eat at the various Thai and Western cuisine foodie hotspots in Bangkok
King Power Mahanakhon
Finally, there's the King Power Mahanakhon. Or more specifically, the Mahanakhon Skywalk. The former is the name of the skyscraper located in the Silom business district of Bangkok. The latter, on the other hand, is its main attraction and among the best and most unique Instagram-worthy spots in the city. Though the building itself is an architectural marvel and deserves to be posted about on Instagram too, its observation deck, which is perched 314 meters high up, is the real kicker. Particularly, the glass floor that lets you see everything down below!
Bangkok is a treasure trove of Instagram-worthy spots. From its grand temples to its most unique attractions, you'll have your fair share of Instagram content that you'll want to post as soon as possible!