Although the pandemic of COVID-19 has brought international travel to a screeching halt, that doesn’t mean that you can’t plan for the brighter days ahead! If, like most of us, you’re tired of being cooped up at home all day long, it’s time to start planning the vacation of a lifetime. Better yet, it’s time to start looking for some choice spots to snap some killer photos to post on your Instagram! As you have probably noticed, Instagram is full of photos of amazing and beautiful places. This makes it increasingly challenging to find Instagram posts that are genuinely unique.
For those of you who have become bored or dissatisfied with the cliche drivel that is splattered all over Instagram or are just looking for some incredible footage to share, you need to make Bangkok your first travel destination once travel restrictions are lifted.
Bangkok has employed a full suite of strategic and highly effective safety precautions to stem the tide of COVID and maintain a safe environment. Known as the City of Angels, Bangkok is home to some of the coolest spots to visit and snap photos for your Instagram feed. Here’s an overview of some of the most alluring places to visit when you can go abroad.
- Sumeru Mountain
As replicated and represented at the Muang Boran Museum, Sumeru Mountain is one of the most magical places in the entire world. The majestic island is said to house gods and devils alike and is considered to be the pillar of the world. When you visit the Muang Boran museum, you can see an island modeled after Sumeru Mountain, a highly revered cosmological place to those of the Buddhist faith. A priceless glimpse into the heart of Buddhism awaits you at the museum.
- Wat Arun
Wat Arun is known as the Temple of Dawn and is considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular places in the Kingdom of Thailand. The temple is named after the Village of Olives, evoking primordial beauty. The Temple of Dawn is graced with the magnificent sight of the Chao Phraya in the foreground.
The temple got its name after King Taksin fought his way out of Ayutthaya and arrived at the temple as dawn was breaking. It used to be the home of the Emerald Buddha before King Rama took it to Wat Phra Kaew in 1779. The temple is one of Thailand’s most important religious sites, guarding the spiritual lives of Thai Buddhists from dawn to dusk.
- Wat Samphran Dragon Temple
Anyone can post pictures of skyscrapers on Instagram, but how many people can post a photo of a 17-story Thai temple engulfed by a massive dragon? Wat Samphran, the Dragon Temple, is one of the most spectacular sights of Thailand and the entire world.
The mighty Dragon Temple is easily one of the most Instagrammable spots in Thailand. It is also a very mysterious temple as all records of who built it remains lost to the mists of history buried in the thick fog of time. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, there are some sections where you can walk inside the dragon!
- Wat Benchamabophit
Wat Benchamabophit, the Marble Temple, is proudly featured on the back of all 5-baht coins throughout the Kingdom of Thailand. This majestic temple was designed by Prince Narisara Nuwattiwong in the 19th century under King Rama V. It is well known for being constructed from white marble imported from Italy. The full name of the temple is Wat Benchamabophit Dustiwanaram, which translates to “the Monastery of the Fifth King Near Dusit Palace.”
The Marble Temple offers breathtaking views that you can’t find anywhere else on the planet. The complex is graced with 52 statues of Buddha, which represents every murda (gesture) and style from Thai history, providing a wealth of inspiration.
- King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk
Situated atop the magnificent King Power Mahanakhon Building, the King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk is a marvel of engineering. Crowned with a beautifully designed observation deck, with indoor and outdoor viewing areas, you have a 360-degree view of the City of Angels. This unbeatable view will allow you to take imitable Instagram photos that will stand above the rest.
- Maeklong Railway Market
You haven’t shopped until you’ve been to the Maeklong Railway Market, which also happens to be among the most remarkable sights in Thailand. This seemingly ordinary market has everything that other typical Thai markets would have like produce, flowers, and clothes, save for one high unique exception. This market also has a railroad with a train running through it!
Here you can snap photos of the jaw-dropping process that takes place each time a train rolls into the market. When a train approaches, a horn goes off and the market’s umbrellas and dishes recede just enough to allow its passage as if by magic.
- Airplane Graveyard
Nestled next to an auto body shop in the City of Angels is a sight so eerie and uncanny you have to see it for yourself. Resting in an eerie silence, a 747 and two smaller MD-82s lie in the middle of Bangkok, beckoning any adventurer brave enough to make the trip to come and see them.
You’re going to want to see this while it’s still there, which is why it should be at the top of your list. A nearby businessman has been selling off parts of the plain. The interior still had air masks and flight magazines lying around, making an incomparably unique and thought-provoking photo.
Explore Thailand’s Most Instagrammable Spots in the Heart of Bangkok
Now that you know where to look, it’s time to start planning your trip. When travel opens up again, you owe it to yourself to book a flight to the City of Dreams in the Kingdom of Thailand. You’ll find unforgettable sights and a plethora of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Instagram is a place to share the visual and aesthetic splendors of our world, and even though your visit to Bangkok will provide you with many memorable photos, no one can beat seeing it for themselves. This is why so many people choose Thailand as their favorite travel destination year after year.
During your stay in Bangkok, the sights that you will see will stay with you forever and awaken your soul. There is no place like Bangkok, and you will find that even if your stay is brief, the city becomes a part of you, one that will nurture you with the warmth of happy memories for the rest of your life.
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