1. Wat Samphran
This 17-storey cylindrical tower is a hidden gem as it is rarely mentioned in any travel guide. The “Dragon Temple” represents a mixture of Chinese culture and Thai architecture. Standing 80m tall, it honours the number of years Buddha lived and was used by monks as a place to study and meditate.
92/8 Sam Phran, Sam Phran District, Nakhon Pathom
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2. Erawan Museum
You might spot this museum by the giant three-headed elephant sculpture erected on a massive pedestal. Both a tourist attraction as well as a holy shrine, the museum is divided into three main floors representing the Underworld, Earth and Heaven. The building's beautiful pink hue offers a magical vibe that will definitely keep your followers interested.
99/9 Bang Mueang Mai, Mueang Samut Prakan District, Samut Prakan | +66 02-371-3135
3. Soi Nana, Chinatown
A popular place where art and culture lovers come to gather, Soi Nana is one of Bangkok's coolest spots, offering edgy bars, galleries and cafes. Well-known attractions on this strip include Teens of Thailand, Tep Bar, Ba Hao, Wallflowers Upstairs and Cho Why—that each has its own personality and charisma. Collectively, the street's distinct character makes it stand out from the rest of Chinatown—which also means it's a great place to snap some street style #OOTD shots for your feed.
Soi Nana, Pom Prap, Pom Prap Sattru Phai District, Bangkok
4. The Siam Hotel
Located in the historical side of Bangkok, this fairly new hotel from the Sukosol family has a stunning old soul, filled with art, antiques and three acres of plush gardens. It's the perfect place to stay when visiting Bangkok or for locals, a weekend staycation. Amongst the most prized pieces in the hotel is the vintage pool table, but with anything you photograph or photograph yourself with, treat them with the utmost respect.
Siam Hotel | 3 2 Khao Road, Wachira Phayaban, Dusit District, Bangkok | +66 02-206-6999
5. Tenshino Japanese Restaurant
Located on the second floor of the Pullman Bangkok King Power, this Japanese restaurant blends Japanese traditions of food and materials with the elegant Western design of a French Brasserie for at atmosphere so unique. The restaurant is divided into five sections, each with different aesthetic, from bamboo to marble tables. It's simply the best of both worlds your IG feed needs.
Tenshino | Second Floor, Pullman Bangkok King Power, 8-2 Rang Nam Alley, Phaya Thai Road, Ratchathewi District, Bangkok | +66 02 680 9999
6. Sretsis Parlour
Hailing from one of Thailand's most successful fashion brands, this parlour is a fairytale that has manifested into real life. Think Alice In Wonderland meets Wes Anderson. Sretsis Parlour is the perfect Instagram spot for a dreamy feed full of pretty cakes, drinks and whimsical interiors. There's also a secret pink room that apparently has limited access to the public.
Sretsis Parlour | Second Floor, Central Embassy, 1031 Ploenchit Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok | +66 02-160-5875
7. Eagle's Nest Bar
Looking for the perfect shot of Wat Arun temple? Eagle's Nest is another hidden gem, located in a small soi in Bangkok's Old Town. With the rooftop bar's panoramic 360-degrees view of its quaint surroundings, it's an ideal place to enjoy drinks, relax and photograph some of the capital's most famous ancient icons.
Eagle's Nest Bar | 47-49 Tha Tian Alley, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok | 02-622-2932
8. Siwilai City Club
One of the chicest social clubs in town with its neon light installations, record display and cosy interiors as well as an outdoor seating area, Siwilai City Club has seven sections that each offer different vibes and aesthetics—perfect for creating the most enviable Instagram stories and posts. Don't forget to treat yourself to delicious bites and drinks in between snaps.
Siwilai City Club | Level 5, Central Embassy, 1031 Ploenchit Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok | 02-160-5631
This story originally appeared in Thailand Tatler.