Photo Essay: Bangkok

Bangkok is an incredible Asian megacity with beautiful temples, amazing food and fantastic shopping. This photo essay is a collection of this amazing city.

One of my favorite trips of all time was to Bangkok and I’ve written about it on the blog before (shortly after I began it actually!). I talked about the best temples to see and how Bangkok is a combination of chaos and serenity, something you don’t get in these Asian megacities. Even between these two posts, I still didn’t include nearly as many photos as I would have liked.

When I went to Bangkok I could not get over how incredible the temples were and Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, is my personally favorite. We climbed to the top, after I was initially kicked out because my shorts were too short and I had to rent a sarong, and although it was basically a straight up climb it was totally worth it.

The other amazing thing about Bangkok is the food. From amazing street food (and real Pad Thai) to incredible fruit from even grocery stores, my mouth was watering almost every second of every day and truthfully I’m making myself hungry just thinking about it!

I hope you enjoy these photos of Bangkok as much as I do and if you haven’t been already, I hope you go! It is one incredible city.

Taling Chan Floating Market Restaurant
Taling Chan Floating Market Restaurant
Pier 21 Bangkok
Pier 21 Shopping Center
MBK Bangkok
MBK Shopping Center
Wat Arun Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Arun
View from Wat Arun Bangkok, Thailand
View from Wat Arun
Wat Arun up close Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Arun
Lumphini Park Bangkok, Thailand
Lumphini Park
Wat Arun Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Arun
Asiatique Bangkok, Thailand
Asiatique Waterfront
Wat Traimit Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Traimit

Fruit in Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Saket Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Saket
Buddha in Wat Saket Bangkok, Thailand
Buddha in Wat Saket
Buddha's inside a temple
A hallway inside a temple
Wat Ratchanadda in Bangkok, Thailand
Wat Ratchanadda
Taling Chan Floating Market Bangkok, Thailand
Taling Chan Floating Market

U Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok, Thailand

Have any of you been to Bangkok before? What were your impressions of it? Personally, I can’t wait to go back one day!

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram account where I regularly post photos from all of my adventures! 

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  • Serena Reidy

    Great pics! Bangkok looks amazing, I’d love to go to Thailand at some point.

    Serena /

    • I hope you do, Serena! It’s such an awesome city.

  • Valerie Vanderheiden-Rath

    Beautiful pics. I always love seeing pictures from other countries cause I probably won’t ever get to visit a foreign country myself.

    • Thank you, Valerie! You never know, you may end up there one day 🙂

  • The Sophisticato

    Theses pics are all beautiful & have definitely inspired me to head to Bangkok!

    • I’m so glad to hear that! It’s definitely one of my favorite cities!

  • Abby Castro

    These photos make me so excited! I will be traveling to Bangkok with a few friends this November and I am so excited to see these places for myself.

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    • That’s so exciting, Abby! You’ll have a fantastic time. It might be hot, but it’s so cool.

  • Amazing photos! I hope I’ll be lucky enough to visit it one day as well!

    Cristina | *janded

  • OnceUponADollhouse

    This looks like such a lovely adventure. The golden Buddha is really special and the food looked delicious.

  • Lisa

    I’ve never been but it looks so beautiful!

  • Shannon Peterson

    Oh my gosh! The architecture is so beautiful!