The History of Suvarnabhumi Airport

Suvarnabhumi Airport is one of the international airports that serve Bangkok. It’s the largest airport in Bangkok, handling most of the long haul international flights as well as domestic flights. It’s also Thailand’s busiest airport by total flight activity.

Suvarnabhumi Airport history – learn about the history of Bangkok Airport

On 15 September 2006, Suvarnabhumi Airport was officially opened to the public for limited domestic flight service. On 28 September 2006, the airport opened for all international commercial flights and most domestic flights. Suvarnabhumi Airport is on what was formerly called Cobra Swamp (Nong Nguhao) in Racha Thewa located in Bang Phli (a district of Samut Prakan province) and Lat Krabang districts, Prawet and Bang Na in the eastern part of Bangkok.

Helmut Jahn, a US-based German-American architect, designed the terminal building. It was constructed by ITO JV. Suvarnabhumi Airport was the 4th largest single-building airport terminal in the world. The airport also had the tallest freestanding control tower in the world. It inherited the BKK airport code from Don Mueang International Airport after the previous airport stopped international commercial flights.

Erawan Museum – visitors get to see antiquities

Located in Samut Prakan Province, Erawan Museum is popularly known for its 3-headed elephant display. The interior of this 5-storey sculpture of Erawan is packed with antique sculptures and a unique collection of ancient religious objects that belong to the museum owner Khun Lek Viriyapant.

Club Lancaster Bangkok – Take a bite out of Bankok’s diverse wining and dining options

For those looking for a place near Suvarnabhumi Airport where they can wine and dine, they can head over to Club Lancaster Bangkok. Here, visitors can indulge in a variety of complimentary beverages and food options including evening cocktails with a cheese corner and cold cuts, light refreshments, cocktails, beer and sparkling wines.

Ancient City – spend a fun-filled day with family

The Ancient City is one of the largest outdoor museums in the world, spreading over 200 acres and has 109 scaled-down copies of the most famous architectural attractions and monuments in Thailand. It was constructed under the support of Lek Viriyaphan, an eccentric Thai businessman and patron of culture. Here is a map with more information about Suvarnabhumi Airport:

For those planning to visit Bangkok, there are many things they can do near Suvarnabhumi Airport that can help make their trip a memorable one.


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