Wat Maha Pruettharam Worawihan is less frequented than most of the temples found around the capital, but it provides those with a knack for photography some of the best shots in town. In addition to the temple’s glistening features and intricately designed interior, one of the best views of the towering MahaNakhon can be seen from between two large, shimmering structures towards the back of Wat Maha Pruettharam Worawihan.
Many years ago, the Thai capital was dubbed the Venice of the East because of the many canals that ran through the city. Many of these waterways have since been filled in, to make way for Bangkok’s expanding concrete jungle, however, some khlongs (canals) remain in the city today. Their main purpose is to serve as a means of transportation, and the water, boats, and passengers certainly provide photographers with some noteworthy shots. These waterways run from Banglamphu to Ramkhamhaeng, and photographers can hop on and off as they please for incredibly affordable prices (about ฿10-20).
From the strange eats to the abundance of souvenir and shopping vendors tucked in-between the many sois (streets), there is seemingly no shortage of photo opportunities in Chinatown. Maybe it is the gaudy gold shops which catch photographers’ eyes (no photographs are allowed inside of these shops, however). Tuk-tuks are especially photogenic, lining the neon-lit street. During the day, head to Sampeng Lane to photograph everything from wig shops to entire stores dedicated to colorful stuffed animals. After dark, be sure to head to Yaowarat Road for the food, lights, and more, just waiting to have their pictures taken.
As one of the most visited landmarks in Thailand, photographers are going to have to get creative in order to rid selfie-taking tourists from their perfect shot. Those able to do so, however, will certainly have a noteworthy stack of photographs. One of the palace’s most prominent features is Wat Phra Kaew, the temple that sits in the scenic grounds. Both are worthy of a photo (or ten).
Grand Palace, Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, 10200, +66 02 623 5500
While many tourists frequent Soi Cowboy with nothing but cash and (hopefully) condoms in tow, this stretch of road allows for some great photographs as well. The soi (street) is lit up with eerie red and blue neon lights, telling visitors the name of the strip clubs lining road. Soi Cowboy is best shot with a tripod after dark, when the street is buzzing with both workers and customers alike.