The best way to get to Wat Arun is by taking a boat across the river. At the temple and also in the grounds are various nice spots for getting those Instagram and photography shots. Such as the main temple seen below, or even some of the smaller temples and buildings nearby. When taking pictures of Wat Arun you may need to use a very wide angle lens, so as to capture as much as possible in your photograph. Or you could instead take a close-up shot instead.
Yaowarat Road (Chinatown)
Chinatown is a real photographer’s playground, with intriguing scenes confronting you at every turn. However, the most alluring image of this area of Bangkok must be the shot of the numerous shop signs with their multi coloured Chinese characters.
This scene is beautiful during day or night, but for the best shot, try to find a 7-11 at the beginning of a gentle curve in Yaowarat Road, as this allows for the most shop signs to be in the photograph.
This temple and the grounds around it is very photogenic. Some of the surrounding gardens had beautiful purple flowers, and at the main temple Loha Prasat seen in the distance below, you can climb up for some nice views. This temple is also very close to the Golden Mount (Wat Saket) mentioned above.
Cityscape from Baiyoke Tower
This old and, some would say, outdated skyscraper held the record as Bangkok’s tallest building for many years, and although it has now lost that accolade to the new MahaNakorn Tower in Sathorn, the 88 storey Baiyoke Tower still offers bird’s-eye-views over Bangkok, and on a clear day you can see well into neighbouring provinces.
Hua Lamphong Train Station
Not many people would believe that an old train station would be one of the best places for photographers to frequent in the capital. The Hua Lamphong Train Station certainly makes the cut, however. Those who enjoy taking portraits will always discover a smiling face or two stuck out despite of an open window of one of the trains, seemingly just waiting to have their picture taken. In addition to photographing people both on and off the train, the station itself is an architectural wonder, built in the early 1900s.
Those looking to capture Bangkok’s curious mixture of traditional architecture and modern infrastructure should make a point of heading to the Bhumibol Bridge, a cable-stayed structure that has rightly earned it the nickname Mega Bridge. Soaring over the banks of the Chao Phraya River, the bridge offers a stunning modern background for photographs of the nearby old museum at Suk Kaphap Lat Pho Park.
There is an unnamed park on that side that offers views of the road’s underbelly and provides a perfect evening vantage point from which you can capture the Chao Phraya’s shimmering reflection of the lit-up outskirts of Bangkok.
No area of Bangkok tells a better visual story than the Airplane Graveyard. Found in the eastern neighborhood of Ramkhamhaeng, this lot is home to decommissioned aircraft. Amid the debris, photographers will discover that some families have made this place their home, their laundry hang-drying among the airplane relics. They usually charge some sort of entrance fee (about $4) to visit and take photographs.