Bangkok – Suvarnabhumi Airport
I wanted to add a post about Bangkok’s spectacular Suvarnabhumi Airport. Our flight to Luang Prabang is the first time that we have used this airport during the day, which allowed me to get some decent photos (and video). Usually the only time we use this airport is when we fly into Bangkok from the US or when we fly back to the US – both of these times will always be around Midnight or so. The other reason we are using this airport this time is due to the airlines we are using to fly to Luang Prabang – Thai Airways (Thailand’s flagship air carrier).
This airport officially opened in September 2006. It is the 10th busiest airport in the world (6th busiest in Asia). The airport has the world’s tallest free-standing control tower (434 feet), and the world’s fourth largest single-building airport terminal (6,060,000 square feet). Here’s a picture of the control tower, taken from our hotel room:
Gallery – Suvarnabhumi Airport
(Click any Image for Full Screen View / Controls Located Across Bottom)
Video – Taken from Moving Walkway