Without a doubt, Thailand’s capital city is one of the favorites among photographers. From the shimmering temples to the colorful chaotic street of China town. So get your camera ready and here are some of the best spots for photography lovers in Bangkok.
1 Wat Arun or the Temple of down
Wat Arun is one of the most ancient temples dating back to the Ayutthaya period. There are many unique attractions in Wat Arun, from a stupa-like pagoda encrusted with colorful glazed porcelain tiles and seashells to the many Buddha statues. To take the best photo of Wat Arun visit any one of the bars or restaurants directly across the river, and wait for the sunset to get that perfect photograph
2 Rot Fai Market in Ratchada at night
Talad Rot Fai or Rot Fai market has been well-known among Thais and foreigners for many years for its authentic open-air bazaar selling an incredible array of vintage collectibles and food. The best view of the market is actually from the car park ledge at the Esplanade Mall. From there, you are being rewarded with one of the colorful sights in the whole of Bangkok.
3 Yaowarat (Chinatown) at night
A trip to Yaowarat or Chinatown will stimulate all of your senses. From the strange eats to the abundance of souvenir and shopping vendors tucked away. There is no shortage of photo opportunities in Chinatown. One of the most popular spots in Chinatown may have to be the Tuk-tuks with the neon-lit street in the backdrop. Sounds easy enough? Well, why don’t you come and give it a go?
4 Muang Boran (Ancient city)
Muang Boran or Ancient city is about an hour drive from Bangkok. The ancient city is the founder Lek Viriyaphat attempt to give mankind a rudder, his slightly eccentric remedy for what he sees as the “the moral deterioration of human society”. It set in 320 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and only about one hour drive from Bangkok city center. The ancient city succeeds at preserving Thailand’s singular heritage, its wonderful art, customs and culture for future generations.
5 New MRT stations
Transportation within Bangkok has improved immensely. Largely due to the mass transit system such as the BTS and the MRT transport system. The four newest extensions will be like nothing else in the country. They will be considered the work of art on its own and will be both beautiful and functional. The artwork in each of the stations is largely influenced by the heritage in the area. Wat Mangkorn station is close to Bangkok’s Chinatown and you can expect to see Chinese dragon motifs, intricate floral patterns and bold columns of red and gold. This is certainly one of the boldest new station designs and should fit perfectly with the surrounding mix of Thai and Chinese heritage in the area.
Did you know: Between 2012 and The Siam Paragon shopping mall is one of the most checked-in place on Instagram. The Thai retail center beat out New York’s Times Square and Disneyland. Many experts believe that this due to the rapid rise of smartphone users in Thailand and the “selfies” phenomenon.