Who needs Photoshop when the location is already flawless as it is? There are many streets in Bangkok, but some are just stunning. Read on to find out where!
Hot, heady, intoxicating, and beautiful. We present your GPS coordinates to some of the must-capture street corners of BKK - some dangerous, some kind, all on edge.
Start from the top – a quintessential shot of BKK’s cityline
Amazing captures can be done without a drone. Just head up to the Octave Rooftop Bar. Sitting on Marriott Hotel’s 45-59 floors, you’ll find yourself surrounded by Bangkok’s urban landscape. The night view is even more fascinating with illuminating city lights.
Source: Octave Rooftop Bar
Source: Octave Rooftop Bar
Octave Rooftop Bar
Address: 57 ซอย สุขุมวิท 57 ถนน สุขุมวิท Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110, Thailand
Opening Hours: 5:00pm to 2:00am daily
Website: Octave Rooftop Bar
Don't leave out the spiritual bits
Wats or temples can be found at many corners of Bangkok, so which ones to choose? Our picks would be Wat Pho and Wat Arun. There is no Buddha more majestic than the one at Wat Pho. Millions of people have photographed Buddha taking a chill pill and relaxing in a reclined pose, telling you to take life easy, dude. Wat Arun is one of the few surviving legacies from the Chakri dynasty of Thailand and deserves to be captured. It’s fine craft and detail will leave your followers in awe. One more wat we recommend is Wat Saket. There is a huge Chedi at the highest point of the temple that allows you to grab photographs of the skyline. Go during daylight to capture the hued landscape.
Address: 2 Sanam Chai Rd, แขวงพระบรมมหาราชวัง Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
Opening Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm daily
Website: Wat Pho
Address: 158 Thanon Wang Doem, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand
Opening Hours: 8:30am to 5:30pm daily
Website: Wat Arun
Address: 344 ถนน บริพัตร Khwaeng Ban Bat, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
Opening Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm daily\
Get down to the streets
A typical lively and bustling street to be seen at is the infamous Khao San Road. Get ready for tourists and hippies to photobomb your shots. You can get creative with your selfies, whether it’s posing with a street food vendor, drunk backpackers or attempting to bite into a fried grasshopper. There’s another street close by called Soi Ram Butri which is worth popping over too as it looks very pretty at night with fairy lights dangling above shoppers.
Another area that is great for pictures would be Chinatown. Street stores and large colourful display boards will be highlights for your picture.
Khao San Road
Thanon Khao San
Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200
Soi Ram Butri
Khet Phra Nakhon
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10220
Yaowarat Rd, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand
Go for the classic - the floating markets
Iconic of Thailand, it’s still not overly cliché because your photos can be so full of flavour. We ain’t talking about the food on the boats but the kaleidoscope of colours. A good one to visit is the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, which takes a little bit of effort to get there. A good place to station yourself would be on a bridge where you will see boats going past.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Address: 9 Tambon Damnoen Saduak, Amphoe Damnoen Saduak, Chang Wat Ratchaburi 70130, Thailand
Opening Hours: 7:00am to 4:00pm daily