Trip ideas | photography in Bangkok

Bangkok, the vibrant capital of Thailand, is a mesmerizing city filled with an array of photogenic wonders. From ancient temples to bustling markets and modern skyscrapers, Bangkok offers countless opportunities to capture stunning photographs. We will help you choose a place and a plan tailored to your needs. Below we present a map so that you can find out in which area we usually operate and what places we recommend.

Notes

• The best time starts after 4PM when the sun is no longer harsh. Golden hour starts at 5PM and sunset is around 5:50PM (depending on the time of year).

• If the place where you want to meet is an hour or more by car from the temple area, we will charge an additional fee for transport and travel time. This includes places like: Damnoen Saduak floating market and train market, Safari World, Safari Park Kanchanaburi, Chocolate Ville, Ayutthaya (not to be confused with the Ancient City) and other provinces and islands.

• All the fees are at your expense.

• Sessions on the rooftop – we recommend doing them at sunset and right after it. After dark, photos will have more noise and will be less sharp, flash light is not allowed.

• Hotel session – Make sure camera usage is allowed.

• Places where we don’t operate: Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Pattaya city.

• Our regular sessions do not last longer than 4 hours, we prefer to divide longer orders into several days. If you want to split the trip over several days or do a full day e.g. in Chiang Mai, please send us a message with your budget and we can negotiate.

Session in one location for an hour or less

• 30 minutes session – must take place more or less within the old city, from Wat Arun to Siam Center. If it’s further away, an hourly reservation is required.

• One-hour sessions can be carried out practically anywhere, except for more distant and large locations: The Ancient City, Ayutthaya, floating market and zoo.

• The most recommended locations can be found in the “Top Locations” tab.

• If you want to meet in the temple, the woman must cover her arms, belly and legs (and do not uncover inside the temple while taking photos, kissing is also forbidden).

Temple and sunset

Sunset in Bangkok starts around 5:50PM so we’ll meet at Wat Arun at 5PM. For the first half an hour we will visit the best spots and then we will take a shuttle boat to cross the river quickly (I will pay for the boat, we can take some photos on it if it is not crowded). After walking 5 minutes you will be in front of the temple, the place is called “The Deck by Arun”. There are 3 spots, the first one right on the river (inaccessible due to renovation), higher up by the railings and on the rooftop bar (drinks must be ordered).

• Wat Arun
• The Deck by Arun

  • Price: 6000 Baht / 175 USD
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Availability: daily at 5 PM
  • Outfit: casual, smart casual, resort wear, bohemian (dress appropriately for the temple)

retro streets and sunset

As with the foreground, we will start at 5pm by meeting at the “Blacksmith Cafe” in Talat Noi, where we will spend about 40 minutes in decorated Chinese and retro style streets. We will take a tuk-tuk which after 10 minuts we will reach a place by the river.

• Talat Noi
• The Deck by Arun

  • Price: 6000 Baht / 175 USD
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Availability: daily at 5 PM
  • Outfit: casual, smart casual, vintage

family time

Saranrom is a small charming park that is great for natural and candid photos. There is a bridge, a river and a tunnel with flowers, we used to do sessions there for up to 40 minutes and then walk 2 minutes to the temple or take a tuk-tuk to the river or to the flower market. Wat Ratchabophit is a unique and quiet temple with a nice garden and a beautiful view inside.

• Saranrom Park
• Wat Ratchabophit / Sunset view / Flower market and a sunset bridge

  • Price: 6000 Baht / 175 USD
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Availability: Wat Ratchabophit is open daily utill 6 PM
  • Outfit: casual, smart casual, bohemian (dress appropriately for the temple)

Retro and modern Bangkok

We will meet at the old railway station where we will pose on wooden benches, tracks and old Thai wagons. By tuk-tuk or taxi we will get to the tallest building in the city, Mahanakhon Tower, near which there is also a BTS skytrain. We will take shots with a wide-angle lens and slow exposure with speeding trains.

• Old train station (Hua Lamphong)
• King Power Mahanakhon area with the BTS Skytrain

  • Price: 6000 Baht / 175 USD
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Availability: daily until 6:20 PM
  • Outfit: casual, smart casual, business casual, vintage, sporty

Temples snaps

In Bangkok there is a lesser known temple with an aesthetic and symmetrical interior – Loha Prasat, Wat Ratchanadaram. Nearby there is a nice park with tuk-tuks, and in the temple there is an observation tower from which you can see “The Golden Mount, Wat Saket” known for its nice pictures, which we can reach in a few minutes on foot. Both places are cute and have nice views from the top, be prepared to climb a lot of stairs.

• Loha Prasat (Wat Ratchanadaram)
• Wat Saket (The Golden Mount)

  • Price: 6000 Baht / 175 USD
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Availability: daily until 6:20 PM
  • Outfit: casual, smart casual, resort wear, bohemian (dress appropriately for the temple)

Retro Candid

We’ll start with Chinatown, bustling streets and one of the largest street food spots in the world. We will pose with tuk-tuks, old Chinese signs, streets and stalls with vegetables and food. We will catch one of the tuk-tuks and go to the flower market where we will buy a bouquet of flowers to take a few shots on the street, then we will walk for a few minutes to the old bridge with a view of the sunset.

• Chinatown (daytime)
• Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market)
• Bridge (Buddhayodfa Chulalok Maharat Bridge)

  • Price: 6000 Baht / 175 USD
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Availability: daily until 6:20 PM
  • Outfit: casual, smart casual, resort wear, bohemian, vintage

Asian culture

Embark on an amazing journey to discover Bangkok’s hidden gems. Experience the peaceful and magical atmosphere of a Chinese shrine, where the air is filled with the scent of incense and beautiful sculptures adorn the surroundings. Then, venture off the usual tourist trail to a lesser-known Thai temple nestled in nature. Immerse yourself in the serenity as you observe the locals’ devotion and admire the temple’s stunning architecture. These special places offer a unique chance to connect with Asian culture in a calm and meaningful way.
The tour lasts an hour but can be extended to 1.5 hours by visiting more spots.

• LHONG 1919
• Wat Suthat (Thepwararam Ratchaworamahawihan)

  • Price: 6000 Baht / 175 USD
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Availability: daily until 6 PM
  • Outfit: casual, smart casual, resort wear, bohemian (dress appropriately for the temple)

Casual relaxed

The place where we’ll start is a picturesque oasis for young people to gather and capture stunning photos for their social media feeds. With its vibrant ambiance, lush greenery, and charming garden chairs under colorful umbrellas, it provides the perfect backdrop for Instagram-worthy shots. From the delightful beverages and delectable desserts to the enchanting nooks and vibrant walls adorned with murals, “Holiday Pastry” offers a visually captivating experience that guarantees a feed full of eye-catching images. Right after that we will take a taxi to a lovely park to get more nature photos.

• Holiday Pastry cafe (flagship store)
• Saranrom Park

  • Price: 6000 Baht / 175 USD
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Availability: daily until 6 PM
  • Outfit: casual, smart casual, resort wear, bohemian