Bangkok, a city of paradoxes, is teeming with life and thrumming with boundless energy. At first glance, the iconic marvels, street markets, and bustling nightlife are what come to mind. Yet beyond the popular tourist spots, there lie hidden gems that go unexplored – places that reveal the beauty of Bangkok’s unseen corners.
These spots offer photographers the chance to uncover a more elusive side of Bangkok and add unique snippets of the city to their travel diaries.
There are many spots in Bangkok that can be described as hidden gems, but these three are especially noteworthy. Lace up your walking shoes, calibrate your camera, and set out on a journey with Gap Photography Studio to explore three enchanting hidden spots in Bangkok.
Wat Sam Phran: The Dragon’s Embrace
Our first stop is the surreal and mystifying Wat Sam Phran, locally known as the Dragon Temple. A less-frequented wonder tucked away from the city center, this temple is shrouded in mystique. Collaborating with the professionals at Gap Photography Studio, you can seize the most striking feature of Wat Sam Phran – the gigantic 17-story pink tower adorned by the sinuous dragon – in all its splendor.
Climb up the spiraling tower and let your lens explore the myriad moods depicted through the dragon’s sinuous embrace. A vantage point at the top offers commanding views of the city, making for evocative and eye-catching shots—especially during sunrise and sunset. The changing light casts a spell on the dragon, creating a mesmerizing interplay of light and shadow.
Lat Pho Park: A Tranquil Oasis
Next, we venture to the serene Lat Pho Park, nestled beneath the mighty Bhumibol Bridge. Away from the cacophony of the city, this oasis of calm is a welcome respite that reveals Bangkok’s softer side. Expert photographers from Gap Photography Studio will guide you to create stunning compositions of the park’s monument honoring King Bhumibol’s contributions against the backdrop of the tranquil lake and verdant foliage.
Let your lens drink in the enchanting vistas as the tranquil water mirrors the park’s beauty in the lake. Wide-angle photography will enable you to capture the monument, the bridge, and the waterscape, all in one frame. The verdant foliage and the tranquil atmosphere make for peaceful nature shots, a side of Bangkok that rarely gets captured.
Maeklong Railway Market: The Chameleon Marketplace
Our final destination is the mesmerizing Maeklong Railway Market, a perfect example of Thai locals’ adaptable lifestyle. With the train track passing through the heart of the market, the busiest shopping area transforms rapidly as the train rolls in. Capture this dramatic transition with the guidance of seasoned photographers from Gap Photography Studio who are well acquainted with timing and positioning to capture the dynamism of this market scene.
Arrive early to secure the best spot and witness this daily spectacle. Snap shots of the vibrant market atmosphere, the lively banter, and the harmonious blend of old and new lifestyles. Challenge yourself to portray the unique flavors of the Maeklong Railway Market – the epitome of the harmony between man and machine.
Photographers seeking to discover Bangkok’s hidden charms will find these lesser-known spots a treasure trove. With expert guidance from Gap Photography Studio, you can capture the essence of these enchanting locations and weave mesmerizing stories of this enigmatic metropolis. Embrace the unseen beauty of Bangkok as you embark on a photographic odyssey through its hidden gems.