Saturday, March 6, 2010

Suvarnabhumi Airport: The New Pride of Thailand

 
 Do you recognize this architecture? It's Thailand's new symbol - one of the world's busiest and best airports - the Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Also in the photo is a Thai Airways plane, the country's flag carrier. Have you heard of its slogan? "Smooth as silk!"
Here's an island of beautiful orchids and ornamental plants that breaks the monotony of people rushing for their departures. Many people take photos here as the gorgeous orchid blooms are so captivating.
   
I love this purple vanda.  
And this. A wonder to me as these leaves are filled with holes designed by nature.
To be close with nature amidst the deafening noise of engines and swarming people...
  
 Here's a shot of the three levels of this gigantic airport.
  
 Here's something "Thai" at the airport.
 
In case you haven't taken a picture at one of the symbols of Thailand- magnificent temples- you can take photos in these murals close to the Passport Control area. With it, it may appear that you have really been to Thailand, LOL!

Thanks to Khun Mo of the School of Architecture of KMUTT for taking the first photo for me on our flight from Bangkok to Chiangmai.

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18 comments:

zeal4adventure said...

How refreshing to see lotsa green inside an airport. Great architecture too!

nice A said...

@zeal4adventure, yes, it's truly refreshing amidst the rushing crowd. Thanks for stopping by:)

Riet said...

What a beautiful place with all the flowers and arts.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Greetings from Australia.
What a beautiful place your country is. And the flowers - they are magnificant, especially that purple one. I've not been to Thailand, thankyou for showing me a part of it.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

nice A said...

@Riet and BlossomFlowerGirl, thanks for the visit here. Please come again and I will show more about Thailand:)

Bill said...

That's great showing us this airport. I believe it is very modern. Thanks you.

nice A said...

@Bill, yes, it is really modern. Thanks as well for visiting:)

Linnea W said...

Airports can be really fascinating places, but they can also be horribly dreary. This new airport looks very glitzy and interesting. I'm sure you could wile away the hours just roaming around looking at everything.

nice A said...

@Linnea, that's true. airports can sometimes be horribly dreary. At this modern airport, you will never have wasted time except if you choose to. I always don't have enough time to look around.
Thanks for your visit here:)

Hilda said...

Looks like a fantastic airport! I really love that little orchid garden in the midst of the rush of people. Beautiful.

Have a sweet Scenic Sunday! :)

nice A said...

@Hilda, thanks for your nice comment. Have a great Scenic Sunday, too:)

Müge Tekil said...

Fascinating airport! Impressive and elegant architecture! The airport reflects also with its interior design the beauty and the culture of Thailand! I hope to visit your country one day!

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Lorac said...

A very nice airpot. Love the slogan and the symbol is great too!

Helena said...

Great collection of photos! I love all the flowers inside.

nice A said...

@Lorac and Helena, thank you very much for your nice comments. Have a great day:)

Dhemz said...

wow! the beauty of this airport speaks for itself....super bonggacious talaga...kala ko mall....hehehehhe!

nice A said...

@Dhemz, yes, it looks like a mall inside with many shopping stalls to spend time with while waiting for your flight. Thanks for stopping by:)

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