Camera is my life
Roam around amazing Thailand while capturing some equally impressive shots at these select attractions – from green national parks to panoramic viewpoints, mountaintops, hidden cultural gems and architectural masterpieces. Pack your bag (and importantly, your camera), ready to discover beauty up and down the country!
Phu Ruea National Park
Camera and lens in hand, it’s photography time at “Phu Ruea National Park”. Upon first sight, you’ll be impressed by the surrounding mountain range seen from the top, with the sea of mist rolling along the tree tops of the lush forest down below and rays of light illuminating the peaks. The panoramic view somewhat resembles a giant ship cruising through the mountain crests, giving you an exclusive photographer’s dream-come-true experience.
Pha Taem National Park
Travel across the Mekong river to “Pha Taem National Park”, a wide forest area and beloved destination for photographers. The highlights here are pre-historic paintings dating back 3,000-4,000 years ago, depicting the mysterious stone age civilization; you’ll be able to make out people, animals, artifacts and other symbols. Both the view from the cliff itself and the paintings are not to be missed.
Pang Muang Viewpoint
Head along this green route camera-in-hand – with the chance to snap some shots of wild Indian hog deer and deer near “Pang Muang Viewpoint”, part of the Phu Kiaw Conservation Area. Marvel at nature’s grandeur from the 360-degree viewpoint – with the vast forest area adorned by waves of mist in the early morning chill. From up here, you’ll be able to capture some beautiful photos that can’t be seen anywhere else.
The Underwater Temple
See the unseen at Kanchanaburi’s “Underwater Temple”, a legendary site comprising an ancient temple buried underwater. It’s only in dry season that people can admire this temple together with its ethnic Mon-style decoration. During the rainy season or in the winter, only a part of the temple wall is visible due to the higher water level. Some people can even explore a very different world by diving into the water to snap some exciting underwater photos.
Capture some cool shots by the impressive Chaophraya Dam in Chainat. Experience one of the largest dams in Thailand where ships can easily pass by. Stay for a while and the thousands of ducks floating by on the water as you chill out and take back photos as souvenirs.
Nativity of Our Lady Cathedral
No need to jump on a plane to get a taste European architecture – just pay a visit to “Nativity of Our Lady Cathedral”, a sacred Christian site. The gothic cathedral tells stories of the Christian history and faith through the elegant stained-glass decoration and intricate sculptures. Definitely a must-see for photographers.
Khuha Kharuehat Pavilion, Phraya Nakhon Cave
Prachuap Khiri Khan
Travel down the mysterious trail to “Phraya Nakhon Cave”, a spacious opening in the rockface that promises a unique experience, opening up a whole new world. At certain moments, rays of light shine directly upon “Khuha Kharuehat Pavilion”, the most beautiful of its type from the King Rama V period. This creates a remarkable spectacle that’ll leave a lasting impression of your trip to Prachuap Khiri Khan.
Kra Siaw Dam
Kra Siaw Dam (the “dam of excitement”) attracts visitors from far and wide. Follow the footsteps of King Rama IX to the hilltop pavilion and capture photos of the view from above. Look down to the long, wide dam crest. Notice how the local fishermen use a unique technique involving large square nets to get their catch of the day. Wait until sunset and take photos of the meadow behind the dam and the mountain range that becomes lit up by the light.
Ban Hua Laem Viewpoint
Let the sea breeze inspire your inner photographic creativity as you head to “Ban Hua Laem Viewpoint”, where a 200-year-old white pagoda stands tall on the cliff in the middle of the sea. A wooden bridge stretches all the way over the water, taking those that venture across closer to the pagoda; it’s from here where you can enjoy a great view of the coastal scenery. Truly an inspiring place for photographers.
Bang Pu Recreation Center
Escape city life as you take a chilled-out day trip just outside of Bangkok to “Bang Pu Recreation Center”. Stroll around and enjoy the refreshing sea view and the blue sky. One highlight to look out for is the flocks of seagulls flying above you and the surrounding mangrove forest; snap some sunset photos at the viewpoint on Sukta Bridge and leave with an album that will always bring back good memories.
Khao Laem Ya
Take a break and breather in the fresh air at “Khao Laem Ya” while taking advantage of some great photo opportunities. Find a cool angle to set up your camera on the rocks and enjoy photos of strikingly beautiful blue sea and sky.
Sunset over Ping River at Doi Kratuek Viewpoint
Enjoy the view of the Ping River as you sail across to Doi Kratuek Viewpoint. Snap away as you float across the water, taking in the breathtaking view of the Ping River, which flows from the north of Thai. You reach a lake that’s nestled among the mountain ranges and the forest, with the limestone peaks and the shimmering water lit up by the sunlight, emphasizing the charm of this place. Insta-worthy photos are guaranteed!
Mae Ngad Somboon Chon Dam
“Mae Ngad Dam” looks good in almost any photo, with its serene atmosphere surrounded by the water. Every corner provides a photo opportunity, with the chance to capture some impressive photos of the mountains looming over the dam. Sail on a raft, adventure across the water on a kayak and explore more panoramic views dotted around the dam. Relax amid the morning mist that rises just above the water level, lit by the mild sunlight.
Mon Son Viewpoint
Relax in the middle of nature at Doi Ang Kang. Enjoy the misty air at “Mon Son Viewpoint” and capture lots of photos of the rolling clouds. Here, you can stay in the comfort of your tent and take in the glorious morning view of mountains and green forest – a true photographers’ dream that you can experience in real life (without having to travel abroad).
Phra Tat Doi Phra Nan Temple
“Phra Tat Doi Phra Nan Temple” is located on the top of a mountain from where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding green mountains of Northern Thailand. As you climb higher, the morning sea of mist slowly comes into view. Inside the temple, admire the contemporary Lanna architecture, with a 100-year-old golden-top pagoda as its highlight.
Doi Hua Mod
Nature lovers will love “Doi Hua Mod”, a spectacular spot in Tak province that boasts views across the limestone mountain range. Photographers can capture the sea of mist in the morning from the viewpoint surrounded by mountains – with a nice cold breeze in the air. Almost every sight presents a new photo opportunity… and anyone who has seen other photos of the destination will definitely want to make a visit themselves.
Khao Takian Ngoh
Marvel at the million-dollar view at “Takian Ngoh”, a mountainous town that becomes especially photogenic in the winter. Snap morning photos (as early as possible) of the mountains as the mist rolls across the landscape. Make sure to bring your camera if you’re going camping, and gaze up at the starry sky at night – definitely a romantic memory to cherish.
Capture highlights of your trip to the Thai Guilin at “Ratchaprapa Dam”. Find inspiration from the dam’s beautiful surroundings and relaxing adjacent reservoir. Go on a boat trip to take some more impressive photos – finding some cool vantage points that only a few people have seen. Admire the limestone cliffs over the emerald green water. Stay in your own private room on a floating raft, where more adventure is only a couple of steps away.
Khao Rang Viewpoint
Phuket is commonly known for its breathtaking views. For one of the best of the island, head up to “Khao Rang Viewpoint”. This hill is right next to the main city area and has so much beauty to offer to those wanting to capture these moments. Enjoy a 180-degree view of the houses down on the ground against the sunset backdrop and night lights after the sun goes down.
Thalay Noi Waterfowl Park
Admire the sea of red lotus at “Thalay Noi Waterfowl Park”. The highlight of the park is a boat trip that takes you into the middle where you can see the red lotuses blossoming all around. Take some photos (and selfies) among the flowers, as well as the various birds in the background, adding to the breathtaking charm of the scene.
Khao Lak Lighthouse
Travel like a pro photographer to “Khao Lak Lighthouse”, an impressive structure that looms over the sea in the southern Phang-nga province of Thailand. The lighthouse is a prominent landmark of Nang Thong beach; at dusk, set up your camera and wait for the sun to sink down and disappear under the horizon of the ocean.