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10 Instagram-Worthy Spots in Thailand

From beautiful temples to deserted beaches and bays and historical sites, Thailand is replete with picturesque locations that are perfect for your social media feed. Make photos to cherish for a lifetime with this list of 10 Instagram-worthy spots in Thailand:

Wat Arun Temple, Bangkok

Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple on the banks of the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok. However, the name refers to the Hindu sun deity ‘Aruna’. This is one of the most Instagram-worthy spots in Thailand due to its pristine white colour and striking spires, which make for the ideal backdrop for your pictures. At night, it is decked in opulent golden lights.

Art in Paradise 3D Museum, Bangkok/Pattaya/Chiang Mai

Art in Paradise is an art gallery cum museum, with lots of ‘trick-eye’ 3D exhibits where visitors can position themselves and get clicked. The cleverly designed life-sized installations let you pretend that you’re sailing down a gondola in venice, sitting inside a giant shoe, or wave-surfing at sea!

River Kwai Bridge, Kanchanaburi

The River Kwai Bridge in the quaint countryside town of Kanchanaburi used to be a railway connecting Ban Pong in Thailand to Thanbyuzayat in Burma. With the beautiful river Kwai and many floating restaurants to its right, the ‘Death Railway’ bridge is very popular among tourists.

Ao Nang Beach, Krabi

Set against a backdrop of rocky cliffs and greenery, the white-sand Ao Nang Beach in Krabi makes for a wonderful summer travel photo. If you go in the evening, you’ll be able to get a spectacular sunset picture. Look out for a huge sailfish statue halfway across the beach.

Phi Phi Viewpoint, Krabi

Phi Phi Viewpoint is an observation deck in the town of Ao Nang, offering magnificent views of the sea dotted with boats, the surrounding lush cliffs, and the gorgeous luxury hotels and coconut palms. You can walk to the point from Loh Dalum Bay.

Railay Beach, Krabi

The stunning Railay Beach is located on the peninsula of the same name, and can only be reached by boat. With hardly any tourists and perfect turquoise waters and soft white sand, this dramatic beach bordered by limestone cliffs is as romantic as it gets.

Maeklong Railway Market

You may have heard of floating markets and night markets, but have you seen one along a railway track? The colourful Maeklong Railway Market occupies both sides of a functional train track in Bangkok, and thus makes for a unique photo.

The Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya

Visit this religious place in Pattaya which is fashioned entirely out of teak wood. Eye-catching and unimaginably detailed carvings of elephants, Hindu deities, and mythological creatures cover every visible surface of the structure.

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, Chiang Mai

Combine your love for elephants with your penchant for sustainable tourist at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary in Chiang Mai. Get clicked with one of the lovely creatures after bathing and feeding them.

The Unicorn Café, Bangkok

A unicorn-themed café is bound to be an excellent place for Instagram photos. At Bangkok’s Unicorn Café, you can order unicorn-inspired macaroons, cupcakes, soda, and even spaghetti!

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