Poised for the best IG shots along the Chao Phraya River is Wat Arun, rising majestically to the sky. Also known as the Temple of Dawn, its stunning structure was completed in the 17th century; featuring a Khmer style tower that is around 82-meters in height. At one point, this sacred site housed the Emerald Buddha for a time.

Located across from the Wat Pho, Wat Arun steals the show at both sunrise and sunset, so it doesn't matter if you're a morning bird or night owl. Or, you catch a river cruise to glide past this Bangkok icon. For bonus photography points, they light it up splendidly after the sun sets.