The Suvarnabhumi Airport - Bangkok

suvarnabhumi4The new airport near Bangkok is opened. The new gateway to Asia got the name Suvarnabhumi (Su-Wan Na-Puum) from its majesty King Bumibol Aduyade and it means "The Golden Land". The airport built from glass and steel is the largest single passenger terminal in the world.

suvarnabhumi2Inside the architects try to connect tradition and modern age with each other and I think they have done well. Travellers can have long ways to go on arrival, take-off or Tranfer, because of the dimension of the airport. Thanks to endless run ribbons and innumerable lifts and escalators in the building, however, the efforts keep in limits. Primarily also because an excellent Air Condition provides a pleasant climate.

The new airport is located in Racha Thewa in the Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan province, 30 kilometers east of Bangkok and is attached to the road network excellently.

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Some facts about the airport:
  • terminal building: 563 000 m²
  • storeys: 8
  • length: 444 m
  • width: 111 m
  • capacity of handling passengers: 45 million per year
  • handling flights: 76 operations per hour
  • passport control checkpoints for arrivals: 130
  • passport control checkpoints for departures: 72
  • baggage conveyor belts: 22 (22 km in length)
  • check-in counters: 360
  • moving walkways: 107
  • elevators: 102
  • escalators: 83

And a remark for the confirmed smokers. There are smoking areas, not easy to find, but on all floors.

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Here at least a map from the new airport

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