Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport

by Jen-Sin December. 26, 2007 4140 views

Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport [bangkokairportonline.com] was opened on 15 September 2006, replacing the overloaded and unexpandable nearly century-old Don Muang Airport [donmuangairportonline.com]. The name Suvarnabhumi was chosen by HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej which means “The Golden Land”, specifically referring to the continental Indochina.

The plot of land occupied by the airport (32 km²) is about 2.5 times bigger than Singapore Changi Airport [changiairport.com]. It has the world's tallest control tower (132.2 m), and the world's second largest single building and airport terminal (563,000 m²). Suvarnabhumi is also busier in terms of passenger traffic compared to Changi.

Suvarnabhumi is located in Racha Thewa [wikimapia.org] in the Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan [samutprakan.go.th] province.

Images in this series are taken using AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 [nikonimaging.com] on Fujichrome Provia 100F [fujifilm.com] colour reversal film.

Departure Hall.

Gapura at level 4.

Currency Exchange Kiosk of Siam Commercial Bank.

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Shaun Hutchinson 13 years, 3 months ago

Yeah... number 2 is really cool, nice to see some traditional structures in modern buildings

13 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jan Eljapa 13 years, 3 months ago

Wonderful shots, like #2 the most.

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