As one of the most colorful, diverse, and eclectic cities in the world, it’s no surprise that there are instagrammable places all over Bangkok.
If you’re staying in the Silom and Sathorn areas, there are some great places to visit within walking distance where you can snap some images to share with family and friends, or to keep your followers updated on your travels.
Lumpini Park is Bangkok’s oldest city park and a favorite photography spot in Bangkok. It’s on land that was donated to the city by King Rama VI in 1925 with the stipulation that it be turned into a public park for the people. There is a statue of the King at the southwest entrance to the park.
The park is a space filled with mature trees shading wide footpaths, which meander through the grounds and circle a large lake, where you can rent swan-shaped paddle boats. The park is a popular destination for joggers and cyclists, tai chi enthusiasts, and aerobic and yoga classes.
It’s often the scene of musical and dance performances and offers up some of the best street food in the area. The park is a prime backdrop for any visitor staying in the Silom and Sathorn area, thanks to its natural beauty juxtaposing the busy city surrounding it.
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
This temple is a colorful example of the diversity and tolerance of the city to foreign influences. It has become a much-visited, loved, and photographed landmark on bustling Silom Road.
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple is a Hindu shrine built-in 1879 by Tamil Indians who were fleeing the British colonists in Tamil Nadu. They settled in Bangkok and established businesses in the Silom neighborhood.
The temple is one of the most photographed structures in the area owing to its riot of color and ornate and intricate architectural style. During Hindu festivals, the temple is a beacon for Hindus living in the city. Silom Road and the grounds surrounding the temple structures come alive with worshippers, flowers, garlands, coconuts, and incense. During one of these festivals, it becomes one of the most instagrammable places in Bangkok.
Silom Night Market
Everyone has heard about the night markets in Bangkok. It’s where you can find the city’s world-famous street food as well as clothing, shoes, phone accessories, souvenirs, and a myriad of other items. The night market is also a place of color and culture and is one of the city’s most beloved and enduring icons.
For those staying along Silom and Sathorn Road, you don’t have to go far to experience a night market. Just wait until the sun goes down. You’ll be amazed to see the road transformed into a night market after six o’clock right before your eyes.
Stroll along the street and grab as many shots as you’d like of the stalls and kiosks that appeared out of nowhere and are now doing a brisk business. It will be the only photography spot in Bangkok that you won’t have to seek out, as it will come to you.
Bangkok Snake Farm
For those wanting to document the more exotic side of Bangkok, the Bangkok Snake Farm should be on your list. The snake farm is in the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute, which is a division of the Red Cross society in Thailand, and a ten-minute walk from Sathorn road, it’s also right across the road to the west of Lumpini Park, making it convenient to visit both of these attractions during the same outing.
Besides a collection of glass-fronted pens containing the large variety of snakes they maintain, they have snake venom-milking and snake catching sessions. This is one of the scarier but more fascinating instagrammable places in Bangkok.