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Grand palace and Wat phra keaw at sunset Bangkok, Thailand | © SOUTHERNTraveler / Shutterstock
Grand palace and Wat phra keaw at sunset Bangkok, Thailand | © SOUTHERNTraveler / Shutterstock

10 Stunning Sunsets from Bangkok's Skylines

Picture of Kelly Iverson
Updated: 12 July 2017
Not all sunsets are created equal, and those seen in Thailand’s capital city are surely proof of just that. Breathtaking cloud patterns, dystopian architecture and the glittering Chao Phraya River make these ten photographs of Bangkok’s skylines truly stunning.

The Ghost Tower in Bangkok may be permanently closed, but the views it provided visitors with will not be forgotten.

Sunset View from Ghost Tower
Sunset View from Ghost Tower| © 24Novembers/Shutterstock

Picturesque sunsets can be seen throughout the city, but none are as beautiful as those setting over the Chao Phraya River, otherwise known as the River of Kings.

Wat Arun glowing in the pink twilight by Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Arun glowing in the pink twilight by Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand| ©unjie/Shutterstock

Bangkok was known as the Venice of the East because of the many canals that ran through the city, sadly these were later filled in and roads were built in their place.

Sunset from the Long Table
Sunset from the Long Table| © Pietro Motta / Flickr

Bangkok can sometimes seem to extend endlessly into the distance.

A yellow sunset over Bangkok
A yellow sunset over Bangkok| © Mike Behnken / Flickr

With a population of about eight million people, it’s no wonder the city is seemingly so large and never-ending from its impeccable skylines.

Rush hour traffic in a big city of main road of Bangkok, Thailand
Rush hour traffic in a big city of main road of Bangkok, Thailand| © Ken Niphon/Shutterstock

From majestic, temples to concrete, brutalist ruins, the City of Angels will enchant a range of travellers.

On the rooftop of Sathorn Unique Building or so called Ghost Tower
On the rooftop of Sathorn Unique Building or so called Ghost Tower| © Nopkamon Tanayakorn/Shutterstock

In addition to great sunsets, the Chao Phraya River also offers visitors a glimpse into the more serene side of the city.

As soon as the sun sets, the city becomes alive and buzzing with nightlife—even the lightning sometimes joins in.

Electric sunset in Bangkok
Electric sunset in Bangkok| © Mike Behnken / Flickr

Equipped with everything from red light districts to modern nightclubs, the city is home to some of the world’s best venues to party in.

Sunset in Bangkok
Sunset in Bangkok| © d26b73 / Flickr

The capital of Thailand is a city visitors will not soon forget.

Bangkok city view point from rooftop of building
Bangkok city view point from rooftop of building| © 69Studio/Shutterstock