50 best instagram Locations in Thailand

50 Most Popular Instagram Locations in Thailand for 2022

Never-ending beaches covered in soft white sand, crystal clear sea, incredible waterfalls and stunning temples are what make Thailand one of the best vacation destinations. Namely, the whole country is an absolutely gorgeous combination of nature and art.

Also, there are many famous markets and shopping malls where you can perfect your bargaining skills.

And let’s not forget about Thai cuisine. Okay, maybe not everyone is a fan of snacking on fried crickets, but who doesn’t like Pad Thai?

Whether you want to spend your holidays active or relaxing, explore nature or art, getting to know Thailand will fulfil all your expectations.

So, let’s find out what are the top 50 most popular Instagram locations in Thailand!

How did we do it?

Among different approaches to making a list of the most popular Instagram locations in Thailand, we have decided to pick sights instead of cities. That is why you will find Ao Nang Beach instead of Ao Nang city on our list. Anyway, we made a list of the most popular sights by obtaining a list of over 600 attractions from the Google Travel service.

In order to define the most popular locations, we used Google reviews to make the most objective list possible. However, we only considered the attractions with more than 5,000 reviews to get a more realistic outlook on the most popular destinations. Therefore, we got a list of 150 locations. The next thing was collecting the number of Instagram mentions (we used as many different mentions as possible) in languages of the European nationalities that visit Thailand the most. Not all possible hashtags were taken into account, as users often make mistakes when tagging a location.

The number of mentions was collected in October 2022, so the numbers will naturally increase over time. In the end, we sorted the locations according to the number of mentions and got our final list of the 50 most popular Instagram locations in Thailand.

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50. Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan

Total number of mentions: 16,500

Our list of the most popular Instagram locations in Thailand begins with a very spectacular site. Namely, Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan is an impressive temple famous for housing the massive Buddha image. It is also known as the Temple of the Golden Buddha. This is the largest solid gold Buddha statue measuring over 3 meters tall. According to legend, the statue was covered with plaster for a long time. It was an attempt to hide its value from thieves. The attempt was so successful that people forgot what was hiding underneath. However, when the statue was moved to its present location, the ropes holding it broke. The plaster cracked and, thus, its true value was revealed.

Instagram Locations in Thailand: Facade of Wat Traimit in Bangkok

Facade of Wat Traimit in Bangkok

49. Cape Phrom Thep

Total number of mentions: 16,886

This is a perfect spot for everyone chasing sunsets. Cape Phrom Thep is surrounded by scenic beauty and provides breathtaking views of the coast. In fact, watching sunsets from this location is so popular that it often gets crowded. However, the view is still worth it. After all, how many times will you have the chance to watch the sun set behind the never-ending sea, surrounded by tall palm trees and beautiful nature?

Instagram Locations in Thailand: Phromthep cape at sunset

Phromthep cape at sunset

48. Baan Dam Museum

Total number of mentions: 17,199

Baan Dam, also known as the Black House, is a museum consisting of around 40 buildings on a large property. This unique place was home to Thawan Duchanee, the artist who designed and created the museum. However, he didn’t see a red door and wanted to paint it back. Instead, he saw the White Temple and wanted to paint it black. Namely, it is designed as its opposite. You could say that all the pictures have been washed in black. He turned his world to black. That is to say, it showcases art often described as melancholic primitivism. Without a doubt, this dark and somewhat intimidating place will leave a powerful impression on every visitor. 

Baan Dam Museum

Baan Dam Museum

47. Wat Phra Singh Woramahawihan

Total number of mentions: 19,601

Wat Phra Singh is also known as the Temple of the Lion Buddha. Furthermore, the temple grounds include several imposing buildings. The main attraction of this stunning temple complex is the Wihan Lai Kham. It is one of the finest examples of classical Lanna architecture. It dates back to the 14th century and houses the Phra Buddha Singh statue. In addition, during the night the site is illuminated making it look even more stunning.

Instagram Locations in Thailand: Wat Phra Singh

Wat Phra Singh

46. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Total number of mentions: 19,659

Damnoen Saduak is one of the most popular markets around Bangkok. Also, it is floating and that’s pretty cool. Therefore, even if you don’t need anything from the market, it is a unique experience. However, there are so many things there that you’ll want something. Also, the food is amazing and there’s no better way to start your day than with some fresh fruits. The market is about an hour away from Bangkok so it is advised to get a guided tour. That way you will get the most out of your visit.

Famous floating market Damnoen Saduak

Famous floating market Damnoen Saduak

45. Samila Beach

Total number of mentions: 19,804

Samila is a beautiful 3-kilometre-long beach located near the town of Songkhla. Its most famous attraction is the mermaid statue. Furthermore, the beach is covered with white sand and surrounded by pine trees. It exudes tranquillity and is a popular place for relaxing. Also, it offers a variety of activities for visitors including horseback riding. In addition, there are many restaurants and shops nearby. No wonder this stunning beach earned its place on the list of the top 50 Instagram locations in Thailand.

Instagram Locations in Thailand: Samila Beach

Samila Beach

44. Patpong Night Market

Total number of mentions: 19,992

Patpong Night Market is one of the liveliest markets in Bangkok. It is located in a very interesting district known as the red light district. Moreover, it is swarming with go-go bars and adult entertainment venues. Therefore, shopping at Patpong is definitely a one-of-a-kind experience. However, it is not a real Thai-style market. Most of the people you’ll see there are tourists. Nonetheless, you can still get souvenirs and practice your bargaining skills.

Souvenirs at Patpong night bazaar (1)

Souvenirs at Patpong night bazaar

43. Jim Thompson House Museum

Total number of mentions: 20,729

James H.W. Thompson is also known as the “Thai Silk King”. He was an American businessman, a museum designer and the former owner. Furthermore, the museum houses a large collection of Asian art. However, it is not just like any other museum. It is really impressive from inside and out. Even if you’re not a big fan of museums, you should not miss out on this one. It is guaranteed you will be amazed by all the architecture, furniture and, of course, the art. 

Instagram Locations in Thailand: Jim Thompson House Museum

Jim Thompson House Museum

42. Bang Pu Recreation Center

Total number of mentions: 20,926

Bang Pu Recreation Center is a popular seaside resort near Bangkok. Also, it is the closest seaside to the capital. Furthermore, most people visit this place for birdwatching and to enjoy seafood. Another reason why Bang Pu is so popular is that the sunsets here are quite magical. The best time to visit is mid-October to November. Then it is possible to see thousands of seagulls that migrated from Siberia.

Instagram Locations in Thailand: Bang Pu Recreation Center

Bang Pu Recreation Center

41. Wat Chaiwatthanaram

Total number of mentions: 21,913

Wat Chaiwatthanaram is a gorgeous Buddhist temple situated in the Ayutthaya Historical Park. It was built in 1630 and is Ayutthaya’s major attraction. Furthermore, this impressive complex consists of several structures. The main structure is a 35 meters tall Khmer-style tower shaped like a corncob. Moreover, it is surrounded by smaller towers. In addition, its unique design represents the universe in Buddhist and Hindu cosmology. 

Wat Chaiwatthanaram

Wat Chaiwatthanaram

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40. Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon

Total number of mentions: 22,131

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon is another beautiful Buddhist temple in Ayutthaya. Unlike many other temples, this one is still active and has monks residing inside. Furthermore, it has a rich history. Namely, many different temples were built on these grounds. Also, the current temple went through major restoration work. Thus, parts of it are relatively modern. However, the combination of old and new is absolutely stunning. 

Instagram Locations in Thailand: Wat Yai Chai

Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon

39. Amphawa Floating Market

Total number of mentions: 22,650

Amphawa is another unique market that earned its place on our list of the top 50 Instagram locations in Thailand. It is a traditional floating market located in Amphawa District. It takes about one and a half hour drive to reach it from Bangkok city centre. It has many fashion and souvenir shops. Also, a lot of the goods are handmade. But, that’s not the only reason why people love this market so much. One of the main reasons why it is so popular is the food. Especially the traditional food cooked on the boats. Not only is it delicious but it is a unique experience.

38. Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram

Total number of mentions: 23,220

Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram is located in the Dusit District and is one of the most well-known temples in Bangkok. It is built from marble imported from Italy. Thus, it is also known as the Marble Temple. What’s more, it is classified as a first-class Royal temple. And it does indeed look royal. The architecture is a traditional Thai symmetrical style. However, the most dazzling part is the gold chofas and carvings at the ends of the multi-tiered roof. Such stunning ornamentation makes it look very elegant and will definitely leave you breathless.

Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram

Wat Benchamabophit Dusitwanaram

37. Bangkok Art & Culture Centre

Total number of mentions: 24,670

Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, or simply BACC, is a contemporary arts centre and a major tourist attraction. It is a place of art, music, theatre, film, design and much more. Furthermore, it hosts many educational and cultural events. One of its main goals is to create a meeting place for artists and the public. Moreover, it thrives to be a place of cultural exchange. And so far it is doing quite a good job. Besides all this, BACC also includes cafes, bookshops, commercial art galleries, craft shops, as well as an art library. 

Art & Culture Center

Bangkok Art & Culture Center

36. Khao Kheow Open Zoo

Total number of mentions: 26,110

Khao Kheow Open Zoo is a large zoo covering an area of around 200 acres. It was established in 1974. Furthermore, it contains more than 8,000 animals. Also, there are several thematic zones within the zoo: African Savannah, Cats Complex Park, Walk Through Aviary, and Eld’s Deer Park. In addition, there is also the Khao Kheow Night Safari for those who’d prefer to explore the zoo after sunset.

Khao Kheow Open Zoo

Khao Kheow Open Zoo

35. Tiger Kingdom – Phuket

Total number of mentions: 27,949

Unfortunately, The Tiger Kingdom in Phuket has found its place on our list of top Instagram locations in Thailand. Despite a lot of visitors complaining about the animal cruelty of this place, it managed to rank high according to the number of mentions on Instagram. Tiger Kingdom opened in 2013 as the second branch of Tiger Kingdom Chiang Mai. However, this story began much earlier. It is believed that it all started when an Australian visitor made an unusual request at what was then a standard zoo for big cats. He wanted to see the tigers up close. The request was granted and that’s how the Tiger Kingdom was born.

Tiger Kingdom Phuket

34. ChangChui

Total number of mentions: 29,260

ChangChui is a market designed as a creative park. It includes different shops, bars and restaurants. In the shops, you can find various unique artistic designs, often handmade. What’s more, there are huge pieces of pop/street art everywhere you look. Also, there are many art installations scattered around. However, the main attraction is a plane sitting in the heart of the market. It is an old decommissioned Lockheed L-1011 TriStar airplane. Moreover, it is converted into a restaurant. Dining inside the plane is not cheap but there are a couple of cute restaurants right next to it.

33. Jungceylon Shopping Center

Total number of mentions: 31,905

Jungceylon Shopping Center is one of the largest shopping malls in southern Thailand. It is located in the center of Patong Beach and covers an area of around 200,000 square meters. Moreover, it is so huge that it could be described as a city within a city. This is a place where you can buy literally anything that comes to your mind. Furthermore, many people come here to spend the day when it’s raining. So yes, you can make a day trip out of this visit. And yes, you will be entertained the whole day.

32. Cicada Market

Total number of mentions: 33,438

Cicada Market holds a special place on the list of the top 50 Instagram locations in Thailand as it includes art, food, nature, and shopping. It’s all in one! Namely, Cicada Market is a night market with a focus on artwork and art crafts. It includes numerous art galleries and studios. Everywhere you look there are art pieces, inventions and homemade products. Furthermore, it is divided into 4 zones: Art A La Mode, Cicada Art Factory, Amphitheater and Cicada Cuisine. What’s more, the market is sitting in gorgeous gardens and is surrounded by tall trees. Such an amazing environment makes the whole shopping experience that much more beautiful.

31. The Big Buddha, Phuket

Total number of mentions: 35,084

The Big Buddha in Phuket is definitely an attraction you shouldn’t miss. This imposing 45 meters tall statue is the third tallest in all of Thailand. It is no surprise that something this fascinating made it to the top 50 Instagram locations in Thailand. The construction started in 2002 and was completed in 2014. Furthermore, it is made out of concrete and covered with Burmese white marble. In addition, being situated on top of the Nakkerd Hills, the Big Buddha overlooks the city. Therefore, the site provides some of the most beautiful views of the city. Although not very convenient, it is possible to visit Phuket from Bangkok by bus.

Big Buddha

Big Buddha

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30. Wat Chedi Luang

Total number of mentions: 37,281

Wat Chedi Luang is a Buddhist temple also known as the Temple of the Great Stupa. It is located in the ancient walled part of the historic centre of Chiang Mai.  Furthermore, the most fascinating part of the temple is its imposing, ruined Lanna-style chedi. In addition, the temple grounds include several other attractions such as the City Pillar and three massive Dipterocarp trees. According to legend, the spirits brought the City Pillar to protect the residents. However, if the tree closest to it should fall, a catastrophe will befall Chaing Mai.

Ancient pagoda at Wat Chedi Luang temple

Ancient pagoda at Wat Chedi Luang temple

29. Rom Hup Market

Total number of mentions: 38,327

Rom Hup is a unique market whose name literally translated to English means “Closed Umbrella Market”. Namely, the market is located on a railway. Therefore, the vendors need to move their umbrellas and goods off the tracks when the train approaches. However, it is not as chaotic as it sounds. In fact, it is very interesting to watch. Keep in mind that the market gets quite touristy. So, if you want a good photo of the train make sure you find a good spot before it arrives/departures. 

28. Sanctuary of Truth Museum

Total number of mentions: 42,358

The Sanctuary of Truth is an unfinished museum in Pattaya whose construction started in 1981. And if you look at it, it will be clear what’s taking so long. Firstly, it looks like a hybrid of a temple and a castle. Secondly, it is so densely ornamented that carvings in every square centimetre tell a story. And thirdly, it is completely made out of wood. Yes, even the nails. All of it. However, the idea behind it is not only to honour Buddhist and Hindu values. The idea is to also conserve and continue traditional Thai wood-carving techniques.

Instagram Locations in Thailand: Sanctuary of Truth

Sanctuary of Truth

27. Nong Nooch Tropical Garden

Total number of mentions: 46,588

Nong Nooch is a huge tropical garden spread across more than 2 square kilometers. It is divided into three zones: Beautiful Garden, Animal Kingdom, and Plants. Furthermore, it includes numerous different gardens such as French Garden, Stonehenge Garden and European Garden just to name a few. Also, there are gardens displaying specific species such as bonsai, tropical palm, cactus, and orchids. The average duration of the visit is approximately 6-7 hours. Therefore, make sure you have enough time at your disposal to make the most out of your visit.

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden

26. Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave Temple)

Total number of mentions: 48,267

The Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi has got no actual tigers. However, it does have a massive golden Buddha statue overlooking the city and the beautiful lush forest around it. Also, it has the most impressive view of the scenic landscape. So impressive in fact, that people climb 1,237 steps just to see it. Furthermore, as you climb to the top, besides the lush forest and stunning chedis lined up the way, you will also see monkeys. They are really cute, but be careful around them. They like shiny things and are fast. Hence, keep your phone in your bag unless you’re okay with taking only mental pictures of the view at the top.

Instagram Locations in Thailand: Tiger Cave Temple

Tiger Cave Temple

25. Srinagarindra Train Night Market

Total number of mentions: 50,951

Craving some fried grasshoppers? How about some cooked scorpions? Srinagarindra Train Night Market is one of the best places to try some local dishes and snacks. Also, it’s not all insects. The choice is huge. Furthermore, not too many tourists come here and there are not that many souvenir shops. However, it is a great choice for a night out. There are many bars and restaurants so you can spend the whole night having fun on the market without shopping. If, on the other hand, you decide to go shopping here, you’ll notice that many of the goods are vintage. That is because the market’s concept is mostly retro and vintage style.

24. Art In Paradise Pattaya

Total number of mentions: 54,029

Would you like to go to ancient Egypt? Maybe visit the Incas? Step inside a Disney movie? Perhaps you’d like to see the dinosaurs? Well, you can! In fact, you can do it within just a couple of hours. All of that and much more is what’s happening in Art In Paradise. Namely, it is an optical illusion gallery. Furthermore, this unique place includes 10 thematically different sections. Also, mind-blowing photos are guaranteed. Only about 2 hours from Bangkok, Pattaya can be reached by bus.

23. Wat Rong Suea Ten (Blue Temple)

Total number of mentions: 58,076

Wat Rong Suea Ten, or simply the Blue Temple, is a relatively new temple. Namely, its construction ended in 2016. However, since it is so incredibly beautiful inside and out, it is becoming pretty popular. It is impossible to tell which part of it is more captivating. Moreover, both the exterior and interior are painted blue and have dense golden ornamentation. Furthermore, two naga serpents guard the main entrance. At the back of the temple, there is a Buddha statue giving off an air of calmness. In addition, inside the temple, you will find a White Buddha statue. All around it are exceptional paintings and spectacular patterns covering every surface.

Blue Temple

Blue Temple

22. Samut Prakan Ancient City

Total number of mentions: 59,337

Wanting to see all of Thailand, but you’re short on time? Just visit the Samut Prakan Ancient City. Namely, it is one of the largest outdoor museums occupying around 200 acres. What’s more, it is shaped like Thailand. However, the best part is – it contains more than 115 replicas of Thailand’s most famous landmarks. There are a lot of ‘musts’ when visiting this exciting country and here you can see all of them. Therefore, this is the ‘mustest must’. Basically, it is like a one-day tour around Thailand.

Instagram Locations in Thailand: Samut Prakan Ancient City

Samut Prakan Ancient City

21. MBK Center

Total number of mentions: 66,722

MBK is a huge shopping centre where you can find anything you can think of. It has 8 storeys and more than 2,000 shops. Furthermore, it has a market vibe. In addition, the prices are reasonable and in some places, you can even try your bargaining skills. Therefore, if rain ruins your plan to visit one of Bangkok’s famous markets, this is a good replacement. Also, if you’re not in the mood for shopping, the mall includes an entertainment complex with a multi-screen cinema, karaoke, arcade games, etc. If you get hungry, do not worry. There are plenty of choices. The food courts include both Asian and Western food.

MBK Center

MBK Center

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20. Wat Chaithararam (Wat Chalong)

Total number of mentions: 68,828

Wat Chalong, or Chalong Temple, is a gorgeous Buddhist temple in Phuket. Also, it is the most famous and most visited temple in the city. What’s more, it is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Furthermore, there are many stories and legends about this place. Moreover, some people claim that a visit to Wat Chalong helped them see that there is more to life than they thought. However, keep in mind that you should be dressed appropriately if you want to enter the temple. After all, this is a sacred place to the locals.

Instagram Locations in Thailand: Wat Chaithararam

Wat Chaithararam

19. Singha Park Chiang Rai

Total number of mentions: 76,026

Singha Park is a stunning park covering an area of around 12 square kilometers. It is guarded by a massive golden lion. The lion stands at the entrance and is a popular selfie spot. Furthermore, the park includes tea plantations, flower gardens, meadows, lakes, and vegetable crops. Although there is a small tram that can give you a tour around the park, renting a bicycle is a far more recommended option. That way you can explore the area at your own pace. Also, the park offers various activities such as zipline and rock climbing. One option to reach Chiang Rai is also by bus from Bangkok.

Singha statue at Singha Park

Singha statue at Singha Park

18. Temple of the Emerald Buddha – Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram (Wat Phra Kaew)

Total number of mentions: 91,775

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is sitting in the fascinating Grand Palace in Bangkok. It is famous for, of course, the Buddha image it houses. However, despite the name, the statue is not carved out of emerald. It is thought to be carved out of green jasper or jade. Nonetheless, it is one of the most sacred objects in Thai culture. Nobody is allowed near the statue except the king and his assistant. Three times a year they change its golden robes in a formal ritual. In addition, it is believed that the prosperity and fortune of Thailand depend on Emerald Buddha.

Instagram Locations in Thailand: Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Temple of the Emerald Buddha

17. Hua Hin Beach

Total number of mentions: 99,265

Hua Hin beach is a beautiful almost 8 kilometres long beach. Because it is so long, it is never too crowded. Furthermore, it is popular due to its soft white sand and soothing blue sea. The sea is clear and suitable for swimming. Many locals come here during the weekend, often from Bangkok, to relax and enjoy the stunning view. In addition, it is possible to explore the beauty of the beach while riding a horse.

Instagram Locations in Thailand: Hua Hin Beach

Hua Hin Beach

16. Ao Nang Beach

Total number of mentions: 110,783

Ao Nang is one of the most famous beaches in Krabi. It is about 1 kilometre long and surrounded by mesmerizing nature. Furthermore, due to its captivating beauty, the beach is a popular spot to watch sunsets. Also, being a touristy place, the beach offers many activities and facilities. Activities include scuba diving, kayaking and rock climbing. On the other hand, if you prefer more relaxing activities, you can get a Thai massage. In addition, there are bars and restaurants. Because of its vibrant nightlife, Ao Nang beach is a great option for a night out as well. Also, the famous beach can be reached from Phuket by ferry.

15. Safari World

Total number of mentions: 111,649

Safari World is a famous attraction in Bangkok, opened in 1988. It is divided into the Safari Park and the Marine Park. Furthermore, the park is home to many exotic animals such as ostriches and giraffes. There are also numerous animal shows as well as interactive experiences. Moreover, exploring the park will definitely take more than just a couple of hours. Therefore, it is best to make a day trip out of your visit. Also, keep in mind that it gets really crowded on the weekends.

Safari World

Safari World

14. Erawan National Park

Total number of mentions: 113,177

Some of the most beautiful places on our list of most popular Instagram locations in Thailand are, of course, national parks. Erawan National Park is one of the most visited national parks in Thailand. It is most famous for its magnificent Erawan Falls. And yes, you can swim there. The waterfall has 7 levels and is absolutely breathtaking. What’s more, the falls are surrounded by stunning scenery. In addition, another popular attraction within the park is the Khao Nom Nang mountain. It is also known as the “female breast mountain”. Can you guess what it looks like?

Instagram Locations in Thailand: National parks in Thailand: Erawan National Park

Erawan National Park

13. Lumphini Park

Total number of mentions: 149,358

Lumphini Park is the first and largest public park in Bangkok. It is named after Buddha’s birthplace and covers an area of 142 acres. Furthermore, the park offers a variety of activities to its visitors such as outdoor gyms, tennis courts and a basketball court just to name a few. Also, it is possible to rent a bike. In addition, there is an artificial lake where you can rent a boat. If you’re planning to make a picnic, don’t be surprised if a couple of monitor lizards join you. They’ve been living in this park for quite some time.

Instagram Locations in Thailand: Lumpini Park

Lumpini Park

12. Khao Sok National Park

Total number of mentions: 223,207

Khao Sok is a gorgeous national park in Thailand, established in 1980. It is popular because of its unbelievable natural beauty. Most people come here to enjoy its colorful scenic landscapes and swim in the ponds along the Sok River. Moreover, the park also includes mysterious caves and waterfalls. In addition, it has amazing wildlife. Namely, this park is believed to contain over 5% of the world’s species. However, due to so many activities in the park, it is recommended to stay for at least 2-3 nights. A day trip is not enough to explore this stunning natural wonder.

11. Sukhothai Historical Park

Total number of mentions: 240,982

Sukhothai Historical Park is one of the most impressive UNESCO sites in Thailand. Furthermore, this ancient walled city was founded in the 13th century. Nowadays, it contains numerous ruins, temples and ancient Buddha statues. It is one of the most fascinating sites in all of Thailand. Parts of it are so well preserved that it doesn’t take too much imagination to portray the glory this place had in the past. The park is divided into 5 zones and the area is quite vast so make sure you have at least 2 days at your disposal. Also, the park is reachable by bus from Bangkok.

Instagram Locations in Thailand: Sukhothai Historical Park

Sukhothai Historical Park

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10. Ao Phang Nga National Park

Total number of mentions: 242,002

Ao Phang Nga was established in 1981 and is one of the most popular national parks in Thailand. However, the thing that attracts most visitors owes its popularity not only to its beauty but also to its movie career. Namely, the most famous attraction in the park is the imposing Khao Phing Kan. Doesn’t ring a bell? Well, it is better known as James Bond Island. Yes. The one in the movie The Man with the Golden Gun. The one that’s really tall and narrow. However, it is way more magnificent in real life than in the movie. It is surrounded by captivating scenery providing absolutely amazing views.

Instagram Locations in Thailand: Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay

9. Wat Rong Khun (White Temple)

Total number of mentions: 254,817

Wat Rong Khun, also known as the White Temple, is one of Thailand’s most visited attractions. It is a temple that sparkles. Namely, it is completely white symbolizing Budhha’s purity. Also, it contains pieces of glass in the plaster which makes it sparkle in the sun. They symbolize Buddha’s wisdom. Besides the temple itself, one of the attractions that leaves the biggest impression on visitors is The Bridge of the Cycle of Rebirth. It consists of hundreds of hands reaching up to the heavens. What’s more, the temple is a stunning combination of contemporary art and classic Buddhism.

The White Temple

The White Temple

8. Karon Beach

Total number of mentions: 293,839

Turquoise-coloured sea and five kilometres of the softest white sand are the best recipes for relaxing. And that is exactly what you will find at Karon Beach. There are some bars at the beach so there is nightlife. However, Karon tends to be more of a family beach. Besides swimming and diving, one of the most popular activities is getting a Thai massage. There is also a volleyball court as well as a Dino Park Mini Golf for the youngest. 

Instagram Locations in Thailand: Karon Beach

Karon Beach

7. Chatuchak Weekend Market

Total number of mentions: 427,990

Chatuchak is heaven for all bargain hunters. Namely, it is Thailand’s as well as the world’s largest weekend market. Therefore, we won’t list all the things you can buy there. The list would never end. Also, it’s not all about shopping here. It is about the experience. And there sure is a lot to experience considering the market includes around 15,000 stalls! Luckily, they are divided into about 30 sections which make it easier to navigate through. However, it is not a bad idea to just wander around. Who knows what you’ll stumble upon?

Instagram Locations in Thailand: Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market

6. Asiatique The Riverfront

Total number of mentions: 463,978

Asiatique The Riverfront is a proper 3-in-1- it is a mall, a market and an entertainment venue! Its most famous feature is a huge Ferris wheel. In fact, it is the highest Ferris wheel in Thailand. Furthermore, at Asiatique The Riverfront there is plenty to see and plenty to do. Still, one of the biggest ‘musts’ is trying the food. There are around 40 restaurants so you’ll definitely find something you like. However, the biggest ‘must’ is seeing Asiatique illuminated at night. And the best view is, of course, from the river. Hence, try to get there by boat. It looks magical.

Instagram Locations in Thailand: Asiatique The Riverfront

Asiatique The Riverfront

5. Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan

Total number of mentions: 483,131

Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn, is one of the most stunning temple complexes in Bangkok. It is located on the banks of the Chao Praya river. The temple can easily be reached by taxi or ferry. However, getting there by ferry is a better option as you get to enjoy the amazing view. Furthermore, the complex consists of several beautiful buildings and numerous statues. Still, its main attraction is the Phra Prang, the central tower of the temple. It is densely ornamented and incredibly detailed. You could spend the whole day just admiring the craftsmanship it took to make it.

Instagram Locations in Thailand: Wat Arun

Wat Arun

4. The Grand Palace

Total number of mentions: 503,812

The Grand Palace is a gorgeous walled building complex built in 1782. It is a former royal residence sitting in the heart of Bangkok. However, even nowadays it hosts some official events such as coronations. Furthermore, the complex consists of buildings, pavilions, halls, gardens, and courtyards. It is so remarkable you’ll need to pinch yourself to make sure you’re not dreaming. Also, you’ll notice several different architectural styles. They are a result of development and additions made during its 200 years of history. What’s more, the complex includes the famous Wat Phra Kaew known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. 

The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace

3. Wat Phra Chetuphon (Wat Pho)

Total number of mentions: 515,819

The third place on the list of most popular Instagram locations in Thailand deservedly goes to the most Instagrammable temple in the country – Wat Pho. Everything about this temple is grand, including its beauty and artistry. It is one of the largest temple complexes covering an area of around 80,000 square meters. In addition, it houses one of the most giant Buddha images measuring 46 meters in length. It is known as the Reclining Buddha. What’s more, on the back wall of the Reclining Buddha there are 108 bowls. Namely, 108 is a holy number in Buddhism. Dropping a coin in each of these is said to bring good luck. In addition, the complex houses the most extensive collection of Buddha images in Thailand. To be more precise, there are more than 1,000 of them. 

Wat Pho

Wat Pho

2. CentralwOrld

Total number of mentions: 575,950

A paradise for all shopaholics, known as CentralwOrld, is a massive shopping complex. It consists of around 550,000 square meters of retail space spread over 8 storeys. Furthermore, it includes more than 500 shops, 100 restaurants, 15 cinemas, an ice skating rink and much more. Its layout is based on a shopping street concept. That way you can see more shops at a glance. Besides all this, CentralwOrld also houses 2 Hindu shrines and an outdoor square. The square is used for big events. One of the biggest events that take place on the square is Bangkok’s official New Year countdown party. The atmosphere is fantastic and the fireworks are dazzling.



1. Khao Yai National Park

Total number of mentions: 622,483

And first place on our most popular Instagram locations in Thailand goes to…Khao Yai National Park! It is Thailand’s oldest national park established in 1962. Also, it is the country’s most visited national park. Furthermore, it has an abundance of wildlife. That is to say, you will definitely see some exotic animals during your visit. Moreover, Khao Yai is a part of the Dong Phayayen–Khao Yai Forest Complex UNESCO site. However, what attracts most visitors are its magnificent waterfalls. There are 4 waterfalls but the most famous one is Haew Suwat shown in the movie The Beach. This outstanding work of nature has a stream falling from an approximately 20 meters high cliff. Also, there is a viewpoint at the top of the cliff. The view from up there is so stunning it will make you question reality for a second.

Haew Narok Waterfall

Haew Narok Waterfall


A complete list of the most popular Instagram locations in Thailand and other data can be seen in the infographics below:

Best Instagram Locations in Thailand

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