12 OOTD-worthy spots in Bangkok you probably haven’t heard about

Scroll through your Instagram feed and you’ll see tons upon tons of people capturing their own fun moments on a holiday trip – and what better way to spruce it up than with a beautiful, artful shot that screams ‘you wish you could be there!’?

And if you’re travelling to Bangkok – make this a trip not just about cheap shopping, massages, and good street food – you want this trip to be one where you can look back on your awesome, enviable pics and feel even fonder about it in memory.

Here are 12 of the best (but less known!) OOTD spots you shouldn’t miss when you’re in Bangkok.

1. Maeklong Railway Market

One of the most unique markets you’ll ever see, it also makes for a great OOTD spot as colourful and fresh fruits, vegetables, and other local herbs are sold on either sides of the railway track.

And yes, there is even a live train that runs through the tracks once a day; watch as the shopkeepers pull back their awnings when they hear the warning bell!

Do whatever crazy things you desire – sit on the railway tracks, do a funny pose – the world is your oyster!

How to get there

The bus to Maeklong departs Bangkok from either Mo Chit bus station or the Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Thai Mai bus station). Both trips are around 90 minutes. The bus will cost you 70 to 90 Baht, with Southern being the cheaper of the two. These buses run every 40 minutes from Southern Bus Terminal, every hour from Mo Chit. Prior booking isn’t necessary, you can simply turn up; the buses leave when it’s full.

Opens daily from 6am – 5pm, Kasem Sukhum Alley, Mae Klong, Samut Songkhram, 75000, Thailand.

2. Airplane Graveyard

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Decrepit, decommissioned airplanes are a favourite amongst people as an OOTD shot, and for good reason – exploring an abandoned Boeing 747 isn’t something you’ll get to experience every day.

Transformed into a makeshift home of sorts by the villagers nearby, you’re going to need to pay an entrance fee to explore the inside of the cabin – according to bloggers who have been there. The price may vary according to the mood of the ‘gatekeepers’, but it averages at around 200 to 300 Baht, per person.

How to get there

While it is recommended you cab to this area, if you’re going to the airplane graveyard via public transport, the easiest way would be to take the Khlong (canal) Saen Saep express boat. Drop off at Wat Si  Bun Ruang, the last stop on the ferry’s route. Once you’ve disembarked, walk around the temple and up to Ramkhamhaeng Road, then turn right, and walk pass Assakarn Place Condominuim – and you’ll see the enormous Boeing 747 that’ll give it away!

Approximately 200 Baht per pax in a group, or 300 Baht per pax if going along, opens unofficially from 9am – 4pm, 594 Ramkhamhaeng Road/Ramkamahaeng soi 103, Thailand.

3. Wat Saket, Temple of the Golden Mount

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A huge golden mount right at the summit with an impressive stairway all alongside it, this is the perfect OOTD shot.

Be sure to check out the sweet panoramic view of the city at the summit!

Important note: Make sure to wear an attire that covers your knees – it is a religious place, after all!

How to get there

If you’re going by public transport, take the BTS train and get off at Saphan Taksin station, then walk to the central pier (or Sathorn pier) and take Chao Phraya Tourist Boat to No. 9 Maharail pier. Get off at No. 9 Maharail, walk out the pier where you should now see the Grand Palace a few steps away, and take the taxi from there. Be sure to tell the driver to go to Wat Saket and remember not to pay more than 80 Baht.

Opens daily from 8am – 4pm, Khwaeng Ban Bat, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand.

4. Wat Suthat

An old temple in Bangkok known for its reflective floors, take an artful OOTD shot at this beautiful temple while also appreciating the intricate, individually hand-crafted architecture on the inside.

Don’t forget to take a grand ol’ OOTD shot of the giant swing right outside it!

How to get there

Through the BTS, take the Silom Line and get off at Saphan Taksin Station (or S6 Station), and go out through Exit No. 2. Then, take Chao Phraya Express Boat to Ta Chang Pier and take a taxi or Tuk Tuk to Wat Suthat, which is near the Giant Swing (Sao Ching Cha) on Bamroong Muang Road.

Opens daily from 8am – 5pm, 146 Bamrung Muang Rd, Khwaeng Wat Ratchabophit, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand.

5. Swiss Sheep Farm

A little on the outskirts of Bangkok, this is a place where all animal lovers’ dreams come true.

A sheep farm that is as rustic as you would think of a sheep farm to be, Swiss Sheep Farm has plenty of OOTD spots you’ll love – from a shot with the cute, fluffy sheep, rabbits horses, chicken, and even alpacas there, to the charming, fairy tale like interactive 3D museum nearby. There’s even a rustic and equally charming windmill amongst other things that would delight you.

How to get there

It is recommended to rent a taxi for the day (approximately 1,500 Baht) as it would be difficult to access Swiss Sheep Farm via public transport (tuk tuk).

The entrance fee costs 120 Baht per person, opens daily from 9am – 7pm, 555 Moo 3, Khao Yai Subdistrict, Cha-am 76120, Thailand.

6. Grand Palace

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The spiritual heart of the Thai Kingdom, the Grand Palace has stood in the very heart of Bangkok since 1782 and continues to awe people with its splendour.

Opulent golden palace with super intricate, pretty architecture and tall, sky-high ceilings? The winning formula to getting instant likes, we think!

How to get there

Through the BTS, take the Silom Line and get off at Saphan Taksin Station (or S6 Station) and go out through Exit No. 2. Then, take the Chao Phraya Express Boat to Ta Chang Pier (No.9). A 5-10 minute walk will bring you to the entrance gate of the Grand Palace.

Entrance fee is 500 Baht per person, opens daily from 8.30am – 3.30pm, 1 Na Phra Lan Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand.

7. Santorini Park

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You don’t actually have to go to the white-and-blue Greek City of Santorini to experience its vibe when you can just go to Santorini Park, right on the outskirts of Bangkok!

Filled and named after Santorini, the famed blue and white city in Greece, expect nearer, Santorini Park brings you a slice of Santorini without the long, arduous plane rides, and the hefty price tag of a plane trip to Europe.

Feel free to eat at their aesthetically pleasing al fresco cafés, window shop around the cute, charming village, and if you’re up to it – visit the bustling theme park nearby – but first, don’t forget to take a selfie!

How to get there

See Swiss Sheep Farm above, as it is located right next to it!

Khao Yai, Cha-am District, Phetchaburi 76120, Thailand.

8. Benedict Studio

A place with elegant, European architecture, it features classic, chic-looking granite tiles, tall, arching, Roman-styled pillars, and rustic looking walls – perfect for an OOTD spot if you’re into the stylish, and vintage vibes!

How to get there

It is rather inaccessible by public transport, but you can follow the various routes stated here.

Opens daily from 9am – 6pm, 754 Soi Ladprao 87, Klong Chan, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240, Thailand.

9. House on Sathorn

Originally built for a Thai aristocracy over 130 years ago, the House On Sathorn has now been restored to a fine dining restaurant, serving up Turkish cuisine, but still retains its classic colonial style architecture.

Too #broke to afford the food inside? Simply take an OOTD shot right outside the colonial style building to feel like a regal aristocrat for a day!

How to get there

Take the BTS along the Silom line, drop off at Chong Nonsi, where it is roughly about a three-minute walk away from the station.

Opens daily from 12pm – 12am, 106 N Sathon Rd, Khwaeng Silom, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand.

10. Hua Lamphong Train Station

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An old, rather quiet railway station built in 1916, check out the classic-looking European Renaissance-style awning up on the top of the train station, and the rustic looking trains that zip pass the area.

Plus, the best OOTD spots are the ones that are quiet (so you don’t get random people photobombing your glorious pic and stealing your thunder!), and well hidden.

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P.S. Check out these super cute vintage looking telephones at the station!

How to get there

As it is the main train hub that is linked to many tourist destinations, there’re many routes to get to Hua Lamphong Train Station, depending on where you’re coming from. Check it out here.

Opens daily from 6am – 12am, Rama IV Road, Bangkok 10330, Thailand.

11. Chocolate Ville

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Another fairy tale-like OOTD destination, the night Christmas-like lights at Chocolate Ville will have you feeling hyped for the Christmas season anytime of the year.

With mock iconic European tourist spots like the Eiffel Tower and the Leaning Tower of Pisa adorned around the charming village, and cute European style architecture all around, you’ll feel as though you’ve been temporarily whisked out of Bangkok – and into a choice European destination or romantic fairy tale of your choice!

P.S. There is not actual chocolate here, sadly, although you could probably find some chocolate items in the cafés in the area!

How to get there

Since it is not near any BTS or MRT stations, taking the taxi is recommended.

Opens daily from 4pm – 12am, 351, Khan Na Yao, Khet Khan Na Yao, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10230, Thailand.

12. Chong Nonsi Pedestrian Bridge

A rather impressive, awe-inspiring bridge with high awning overlooking it, it is a sky bridge that connects the Chong Nonsi BTS to the Chong Nonsi BRT. There’re also no cars to worry about, so this large, spacious bridge is the perfect place for an OOTD shot.

Standing about 30 metres in height, and 20 metres in width, the best time to come would be at night, to get a stunning view of the lit pedestrian bridge.

How to get there

Travel along the Silom Line using the BTS and stop at Chong Nonsi Station, and it is right outside the station. Alternatively, you could also use the BRT to travel to the Chong Nonsi BRT Station.

Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand.