14 Instagrammable Places in Bangkok to Add to Your Itinerary

14 Instagrammable Places in Bangkok to Add to Your Itinerary

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When you think of Bangkok, the first few things that come to mind might be the majestic temples, lively night markets, and top-notch street food. However, there’s another draw to the capital of Thailand: the photo spots! From photogenic community spaces to uniquely themed cafes, there are just so many Instagrammable places in Bangkok!  

Whether you’re a budding photographer or a casual social media user, I’m pretty sure you would like to take some interesting photos to commemorate your trip! So, why not visit some of these top Bangkok Instagram spots on your next holiday?

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Instagrammable places in Bangkok that you shouldn’t miss out

1. Fo Sho Bro

Bangkok Instagrammable cafe

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Fo Sho Bro is an Insta-worthy cafe tucked away from the city centre and stands out for its design. The Moroccan-inspired decor and washed-out pink walls juxtaposed with the turquoise pool water truly make it one-of-a-kind. This desert-themed cafe has arguably the most variety of cacti I’ve ever seen! The somewhat roofless concept also allows for great lighting for photos, making it one of the most Instagrammable places in Bangkok!

Location: MJH2+6FV Soi Sukhumvit 68 Khwaeng Bang Na, Bang Na, Bangkok 10260, Thailand

2. Wat Pho

Wat Pho, Instagrammable places in Bangkok

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When in Thailand, you’ve got to visit their beautiful temples! You’ll be surprised to find out that Wat Pho is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok, as the intricate carvings have been so well-maintained. This is a popular sightseeing attraction not only for its rich cultural heritage, but also for the vibrant photo opportunities! 

As you enter the temple, you’ll be welcomed by gold awning pavilions, delicately painted chedis, and towering gold buildings. Your photos will be complemented by a bright blue sky as your backdrop. (So, fingers crossed for a sunny day when you make your visit!) 

Location: 2 Sanam Chai Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand

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3. Bubble In The Forest Cafe

Bubble in a Forest Cafe, Bangkok

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Looking for a getaway within your getaway? Look no further than just outside the Bangkok city centre for this Maldivian-inspired cafe. Bubble In The Forest is wildly popular — and we get why! The wooden tables “floating” above a pool of pristine water will wow you. Meanwhile, the sheltered tables are like little huts with a set of swings over the water, as well as tons of bean bags to relax on. 

They even have several mini photo spots around the cafe, making it one of the most sought-after Bangkok Instagram spots. BTW, their food and drinks will definitely surprise you with their delicious authenticity. Truly, this cafe serves both great food and views!

Location: 170 Charoen Tha Alley, Bang Toei, Sam Phran District, Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand

Also read: 15 Best Cafes in Bangkok for Coffee, Brunch, and Dessert

4. Khao San Road

Khao San Road, Bangkok

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Khao San Road is not a foreign name to travellers who know enough about Bangkok. Popular especially amongst backpackers for affordable accommodation options and bustling nightlife, you might be wondering why it’s on our list of best Instagram spots in Bangkok. But hear us out! This exciting street encompasses the city’s bustling energy, with the chaotic activity on the streets and various signboards of all sorts of shapes and colours sticking out of the buildings. 

If you’re looking for an Instagram spot that truly embraces Bangkok’s liveliness, this is definitely worth checking out! Khao San Road is also host to the annual Songkran Water Festival. So, if you’re in Bangkok during this period of celebrations, head down to watch (or participate in) the action! 

Location: Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand

5. Asiatique The Riverfront

Instagrammable Places in Bangkok, Asiatique

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Our list of the most Instagrammable places in Bangkok wouldn’t be complete without including Asiatique The Riverfront! From the European-inspired architecture, to the mini garden and golden carousels — this place emanates a regal air that invites many to visit while dressed in their Sunday best! So, put on the sharpest outfit you’ve packed and head over to this megaplex for a day of eating and shopping in one of the prettiest malls in Thailand.

Moreover, you really shouldn’t miss out on the chance to ride the Asiatique Sky: the iconic Ferris wheel that lights up beautifully at night. The glorious view you get of the Chao Phraya River and Bangkok city centre also makes this one of the top Bangkok Instagram spots. 

Location: 2194 Charoenkrung Road, Wat Phrayakrai District Bangkor Laem, Bangkok 10120

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6. Grand Palace Bangkok

Grand Palace, Bangkok

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Located right in the heart of the city centre is the crown jewel of Bangkok: The Grand Palace. Other than being a top tourist attraction, this majestic palace is also a highly Instagrammable place in Bangkok! And that’s understandably so — it was the home to generations of Thai royalty. 

This pristine white temple complex is embellished in gold, red, and green. You’ll find numerous towering statues of creatures from Thai folklore “guarding” the palace. Learning about the fascinating history of Thailand while getting some shots of this regal palace is definitely a two-in-one offer that you’d want to take up!

Location: Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

7. Dosan Dalmatian

A place that serves up photogenic views and food has to be featured in this list of most Instagrammable places in Bangkok, and Dosan Dalmatian fits this description perfectly! You’ll find this four-storey cafe easily in the busy area of Siam Square, with the huge Dalmatian emblem hanging over the entrance. 

Similar to its counterpart in Seoul, Dalmatian motifs are found all around the cafe; from the foam art in their lattes to the paintings on the walls. But the highlight would be the fountain brimming with colourful flower petals on the rooftop terrace. When you’re here, you simply won’t be able to resist taking multiple photos for the ’Gram! 

Location: เลขที่ 424 ชั้น 2-4 Siam Square Soi 7, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

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8. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre

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Just a stone’s throw away from our previous recommendation is another one of the most Instagrammable places in Bangkok! The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre captures the growing art scene in Thailand. It houses a wide variety of exhibits — including paintings, pictures, sculptures and more. Yes, you’re spoilt for choice in terms of what aesthetic you want for your photos. 

So, do give yourself a few hours at this museum while you admire the creations of local Thai artists. Don’t forget to snap tons of photos of or with the artwork! Furthermore, this place is not exactly on most tourists’ radar yet, so it is fairly peaceful and quiet. You’ll be able to get great solo shots without any “background characters,” if you know what I mean. 

Location: 939 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

9.  After the Rain Coffee&Gallery

Imagine getting to sail down a river as part of your cafe experience? Well, After the Rain Coffee&Gallery offers exactly that! Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at this cafe, which is shrouded in lush greenery. Listen to the sounds of the rippling water and birds chirping as you sip on some coffee in one of their rattan huts. 

Additionally, the cafe’s iconic swing set truly makes this location one of the most Instagrammable places in Bangkok! Perch yourself on it and have your main-character moment while having your photo taken. And you definitely need to paddle in one of their many canoes (or attempt to, at least). That will definitely make for another interesting photo opportunity!

Location: 45 8, Tambon Song Khanong, Amphoe Sam Phran, Chang Wat Nakhon Pathom 73210, Thailand 

10. Maeklong Railway Market

Maeklong Railway Market, Instagram Spots in Bangkok

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You must be wondering why a market is on a list of Instagram spots in Bangkok, but I promise you: Maeklong Railway market is a must-visit! What fascinates people who visit the market is how dangerously close the vendors place their produce to the active railway. Visitors can be seen lined up along the railway track, waiting for the train to chug by the stalls. 

If you’re planning to visit this exciting Bangkok Instagram spot, check the train schedule and get to the market 30 minutes before the train’s scheduled departure. Then, get your cameras ready and look out for the incoming train! It is definitely a unique photo opportunity that you can’t miss.

Location: ตลาดแม่กลอง แม่กลอง Mueang Samut Songkhram District, Samut Songkhram 75000, Thailand

11. Gump’s Ari Community Space

Gump's Ari Community Space

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Gump’s Ari Community Space stands out as one of the most Instagrammable places in Bangkok, with its vibrant colours, neon sign boards, and multiple photo spots. Some photo spots even have tripods for the public to use, so go ahead and get all the shots you need. 

Other than being incredibly IG-worthy, cafe lovers will love this space as it houses two storeys of picturesque cafes. So, you could totally plan a full day of cafe hopping here! Head over to the famous Fats and Angry Burger for their milkshakes and burgers. And while waiting for your food, you’ve got to make use of their retro decor to take a cool, vintage-inspired photo!

Location: 25 Ari 4 Fang Nua Alley, แขวงพญาไท Khet Phaya Thai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10400, Thailand

12. Daddy and The Muscle Academy

Daddy and the Muscle Academy, Instagram Spots in Bangkok

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If you’ve been looking at social media for some inspiration for your Bangkok next trip, you might have already seen Daddy And The Muscle Academy on your feed! Known for its iconic vintage decor, this retail store attracts both locals and tourists to shop and take Y2K-inspired photos. The store sells products with incredibly fun and quirky designs. From clothes to house decorations and stickers — it is definitely a must-visit if you love all things vibrant and cute. Don’t forget to explore the second floor, which has a photo booth and even a nail salon. 

Location: 422, 5 Siam Square Soi 2, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

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More Instagram spots near Bangkok to check out

13. Sanctuary of Truth Museum – Pattaya

Sanctuary of the Truth

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This next recommendation might not be in Bangkok, but it’s really worth the two-hour drive out. Head over to Pattaya to visit the Sanctuary of Truth: a museum made entirely out of wood. Apart from the engineering and architectural feat of this all-wood museum, it is a must-visit for many for its rustic beauty. 

The complex is covered in a really beautiful shade of brown that makes it stand out from other museums. Marvel at and take photos of the intricately carved idols and sculptures as you explore this highly Instagrammable spot near Bangkok. There are loads of activities near the museum — like ATV riding and riverboating — to keep you entertained on your day trip to Pattaya. 

Location: 206 Soi Na Kluea 12, Muang Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

14. Hokkaido Flower Park Khaoyai – Khao Yai

Tired of the blazing sun in Bangkok? Why not take a two-and-a-half-hour drive to the temperate area of Khao Yai? The temperature here is normally around 10-15°C cooler than that in Bangkok. In particular, Hokkaido Flower Park Khaoyai stands out amongst numerous flower fields in the area for its uncanny resemblance to Hokkaido, Japan

The 20-acre flower field is painted in a symphony of different shades of pink and purple. Wouldn’t a romantic, nature-filled sanctuary be the perfect background for your next Instagram update? Once you’re done snapping photos, head over to their cafe for some coffee, tea, and snacks!

Location: 88/8 Moo4, Pak Chong, Thailand, Nakhon Ratchasima

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And there you have it — a guide to the most Instagrammable places in Bangkok! Whether it’s glistening temples or adorable cafes, this city is truly becoming a mecca for photography in the region. Now, start packing your camera and IG-worthy outfits for your next trip to Bangkok.

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Beautrice Oh
Beautrice Oh

Beautrice enjoys exploring new places and jumps at any chance to try something new. She loves learning about different cultures through their food, landmarks, and hidden local spots (if she can find them)! Always enthusiastic for an adventure, she plans itineraries that fully immerse herself in the destination’s culture, and will never forget to bring along her camera to capture the memories.