100 Extraordinary Instagram Images of Thailand

I spent four incredible weeks in Thailand this past Spring. It was a long, but unforgettable journey through the country. We started off with six days in Bangkok. From there we took a 15-day road trip through Central and Northern Thailand starting with Ayutthaya before going to Khai Yai National Park, Lopburi, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, and finally Chiang Rai.

We then flew from Chiang Rai to Phuket island, where we spent four nights before stopping in the beautiful island of Koh Lanta for another four nights.

The trip included plenty of culture, nature, gastronomy, and sightseeing, and I think it was the perfect introduction to Southeast Asia. During my trip I snapped several hundred images on my i-Phone. Here are my top 100 Instagram photos! I hope they give you a “taste” of how amazing Thailand is.

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There’s always a traffic jam in Bangkok

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My first shrimp noodle bowl!

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Grand Palace, Bangkok

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Reclining Golden Buddha in Wat Pho

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Wat Arun Temple, Bangkok

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Mini crab crepes at Wang Lang Market, Bangkok

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View of the Grand Palace complex from the top of Wat Arun

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Guardian statue at the Grand Palace, Bangkok

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 The largest golden Buddha in the world in Bangkok’s Chinatown

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Delicious pork noodle bowl in Chinatown, Bangkok ($3)

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Typical street scene in Chinatown

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Our tuk-tuk driver whizzing through traffic

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Eating to my heart’s content in Bangkok’s famous Boat Noodle Alley (30¢ each)

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 Independence Square Traffic Circle

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

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Vendors at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

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Too many food options in Chatuchak weekend market, Bangkok

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 A dozen delicious oysters at the amazing Ku De Ta Bangkok

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 More delicious seafood pairings at Ku De Ta Bangkok

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 The ruins of ancient Ayutthaya

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Overgrown Buddha head behind Mahathat Temple in the Ayutthaya complex

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 Huge reclining Buddha in Ayutthaya

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 Me and Buddha, Ayutthaya

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Tempting pool at the Samanea Resort at Khao Yai National Park

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 Chicken and bamboo stir-fry at a local restaurant near Khao Yai National Park

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 A wild gibbon flying through the trees in Khao Yai National Park

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Panorama of Khao Yai National Park

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 The waterfall where a scene from the movie “The Beach” was filmed in Khao Yai National Park

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A free roaming bull elephant in Khao Yai National Park

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Soup, soup and more soup in the cafeteria of Khao Yai National Park

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Pig-tailed macaque relaxing in Khao Yai National Park

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The ruins of Lopburi

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The bandits of Lopburi

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Ruins in one of Lopburi’s temples

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They are everywhere!

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Incredible ruins in Sukhothai

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Sunset in Sukhothai

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The White Buddha of Wat Si Chum Temple in Sukhothai

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Sukhothai ruins

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Ruins in Si Satchanalai near Sukothai

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Typical Thai coconut dessert wrapped in banana leaves

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The colonial-style pool and breakfast area of the Ping Nakara in Chiang Mai 

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Flaming hot papaya salad in Chiang Mai

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Just chilling with my tiger friend at the Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai

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An energetic 42-day-old baby tiger at Tiger Kingdom, Chiang Mai

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18-month-old tiger

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Old city walls of Chiang Mai

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 The ruins of Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai

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 Getting a much-needed foot massage on Loi Khro Road, Chiang Mai ($5)

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Sunday Night Market, Chiang Mai

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Making new friends at the Sunday Night Market

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Doi Suthep Temple, Chiang Mai

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Pork dumplings, noodles and veggies! Chiang Mai ($1)

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Chiang Mai is famous for its smoked pork sausage

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It looks like an ancient temple but it’s actually the lobby of the Dhara Dhevi hotel in Chiang Mai

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At an umbrella manufacturer in the Bo Sang Craft Village

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Watching how bamboo umbrellas are made at a local factory in the Bo Sang Craft Village

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Feeding rescue elephants at the Elephant Nature Park

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Elephant Nature Park is paradise for sick, injured, and retired Asian elephants

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Bath time! 🙂

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Morning serenade at the Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai

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The White Temple in Chiang Rai

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 The dragon staircase at the White Temple, Chiang Rai

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Karen Long-Neck tribe, Chiang Rai

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 Akha tribe, Chiang Rai

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Karen Long-Neck tribe, Chiang Rai

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Shopping for colorful handwoven scarves

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Chiang Rai’s vibrant Night Market

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 Tasting some creepy crawlers in Chiang Rai’s Night Market

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 At the border of Myanmar in the town of Mae Sai

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Thousands gather to eat and dance at the Saturday Night Walking Street in Chiang Rai

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Khao Soi chicken curry noodle bowl at the Saturday Night Walking Street ($2)

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 Hindu shrine at the Golden Triangle

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 Spicy noodle bowl at the Golden Triangle ($1)

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 Flying from Chiang Rai to Phuket

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Happy Chinese New Year!

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 Seafood noodle bowl for two in Phuket Island ($6)

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 The giant white Buddha of Phuket Island

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 Colonial buildings in Phuket Town

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 Chalong Bay Beach outside of Davina Beach Homes, Phuket Island

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 Our badass ride in Phuket Island, thanks to Thai Rent a Car

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 Wat Chalong Temple, Phuket Island

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 Another secluded beach on Phuket Island

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The crowds at Patong Beach, Phuket Island

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Crystal clear waters of Surin Beach, Phuket Island

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Bang Tao Beach, Phuket Island

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Heading out with Phuket Sail Tours to explore Phang Nga Bay

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The top photographed image in Thailand

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James Bond island, Phang Nga Bay

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 Surreal rock formations in Phang Nga Bay

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 Arriving to Koh Lanta Island

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 Our view at La Laanta Hideaway, southern coast of Koh Lanta Island

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Bamboo Beach, our #1 beach pick in Koh Lanta

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 Typical Thai island cuisine (total cost $10)

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 Stilt houses in Lanta Town, Koh Lanta Island

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Koh Lanta National Park’s Rocky Beach

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 Sunset and a bottle of French wine at Noon Restaurant in Koh Lanta

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 One of the more crowded beaches on Koh Lanta Island

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Koh Lanta – a beach bum’s paradise!

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Our last super spicy papaya salad in Thailand with some delicious Vietnamese spring rolls on the side

What did you think about this post? We would love to learn about your favorite places and experiences in Thailand, or just know what you think about the pics! Leave us a comment below. You can always follow along with us as we travel on Instagram.

3 Responses to “100 Extraordinary Instagram Images of Thailand”

  1. Lon Thongsanthia

    I’m so happy to see you went to Elephant Nature Park. It’s the only place I recommend people see elephants in Thailand. The work they do there is amazing!

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    • davidsbeenhere

      Yes it was an incredible experience. We will be releasing a video soon from the Elephant Nature Park. Thank you Lon for the comment!

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  2. Marvin Scheeff

    WOW! So cool! One day i hope i finally sort my pictures and release a album like this

    Meanwhile you can find some cool pics and articles (in German) here: http://flashpacking4life.de

    Reply

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