Thailand is without a doubt one of the most beautiful countries in the world and if you are lucky enough to be planning a visit you won’t be disappointed. When planning your itinerary you might want to keep in mind some of these places; whether you just want to capture some great memories, or you are unleashing your inner influencer, these are some of the best places in Thailand for that perfect Instagram shot!
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The Golden Palace, Bangkok
One of the most impressive buildings in the capital city, The Golden Palace has been the official residence of the King of Siam and later Thailand, since 1782. The Grand Palace is really a compound of numerous beautiful buildings, halls and pavilions set around landscaped lawns and gardens meaning there are Instagram opportunities aplenty here. Our favourite spot? Probably the huge golden spire of Wat Phra Kaew also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
John-Suwan Viewpoint on Koh Tao
If sweeping panoramic views are your thing, the John-Suwan viewpoint on Koh Tao is a must do. Offering a view of Chalok Baan Kao and Thian Og bays both at once, this viewpoint on the southern top of the island is pretty spectacular. The point is opposite the popular Freedom beach and a great escape from the hustle and bustle for some tranquillity and reflection. The whole island has plenty of photo opportunities, just make sure you have a change from your flip flops – the best views involve a bit of a hike!
Pai is a town in the Mae Hong Son Province of northern Thailand, sitting in a valley on the banks of the Pai River. It’s slightly off the beaten track but is popular on backpacker’s itineraries. This relaxed town is a great place to get away from other tourists and the surrounding countryside will blow your mind. At sunset, find a high point with a view over the valleys and gorges, sit back and let nature create the perfect image for you.
The ruined city of Ayutthaya was once the capital of the Kingdom of Siam, and a prosperous international trading port until it was razed by the Burmese in 1767. The ruins of the old city now form the Ayutthaya Historical Park, an archaeological site that contains palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues. These ancient structures look like something out of a lost world and you can spend hours exploring the park, not to mention hours snapping away!
Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint
It might be a half hour uphill hike but we can tell you now, the effort is definitely worth it! Offering incredible views over Koh Phi Phi Don and Ao Tonsai Pier, Koh Phi Phi viewpoint will be a high point (in more ways than one) of your trip! Pick a clear day and you can see for miles. Just don’t blame us if you don’t want to leave!
Blue Temple in Chiang Rai
The Blue Temple of Wat Rong Seua Ten is a relatively new temple parts of which are still under construction. Whilst it sits in the place of an old abandoned temple, construction on the Blue Temple only began in 2005. Most impressive is the completed main hall, guaranteed to wow visitors to be thanks to its magnificent and vibrant interior. The exterior of the building is equally as striking and detailed too, both making unbelievable settings for adding a bit of colour to your feed!
Accessible only by boat, Railay beach is the place to live out all of your tropical paradise fantasies. The iconic limestone cliffs, the crystal clear waters, and the soft white sand make this area the ultimate in Instagram fodder. From classic long tail boat shots to aerial drone captures, this part of Krabi is almost too beautiful to be true. See you on the beach!
Rice fields in Chiang Mai province
Lose yourself in the mountains of Chiang Mai province and be rewarded with vistas like no other. Taking the time to explore the province, you will see the benefits with an Instagram feed of dreamy images of terraced rice fields, and dramatic mountainous skylines in the background. One of our favourite spots is the hamlet of Ban Pa Ping Piang. Dedication is needed to find this one, but the sites to be seen are worth it.
Phang Nga Bay
Another iconic location in Thailand, Phang Nga Bay boasts beautiful limestone cliffs, emerald green water and luscious, verdant jungle. The best way to enjoy the bay is most definitely by water and we would highly recommend hiring your own one out for the day. Exploring the area this way means you can stumble across some lovely quiet beaches and some dramatic bits of coastline, perfect for making your friends at home jealous.
Khao Sok National Park
If you have a sense of adventure, Khao Sok National Park is really where it is at for you. Limestone mountains, the oldest evergreen forest in the world, deep carving valleys, and stunning lakes both natural and man-made, Khao Sok offers the best of Thailand’s natural beauty. Ideally located between Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak and Koh Samui, it’s perfect for when you are island hopping. Just don’t blame us for the lack of photos you take when you are too busy picking your jaw up from the floor!