Since the year 2006 Suvarnabhumi Airport (ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ) has been the new international airport of Thailand. The airport is internationally known as Suvarnabhumi International Airport or by airport code BKK which used to be from the old international airport, Don Mueang. The airport is located in Racha Thewa in the Bang Phli district and Samut Prakan province just about 15 miles from downtown Bangkok, the capital of Thailand.
The airport has been designed by Murphy/Jahn Architects and stores the world’s tallest control tower with a height of 433 Ft and world’s third largest single airport terminal with the size of 563 thousand m². The name Suvarnabhumi has been chosen by King Bhumibol Adylyadej and refers to the golden kingdom hypothesized specifically referring to the continental Indochina. From the airport a modern highway is connected for efficient traveling routes to Bangkok and other nearby destinations such as Hua Hin and Pattaya.
For travelers that need to spend time on the Suvarnabhumi airport there’s a lot of facilities available, with over 50 restaurants fine dining shouldn’t be a issue, head for last minute duty free souvenir shopping or have a traditional Thai massage near your departure gate. Wireless internet is available throughout the airport but quite expensive, about 300 Baht for 2 hours, at multiple hours discount applies. There’s special smoker rooms for anyone in need of a cigarette, since smoking is strictly prohibited throughout the airport.
For anyone who has a delayed flight, or would like to spend a night at Suvarnabhumi airport they can check-in at the connected Novotel Suvarnabhumi hotel, with 600 rooms available you’ll most likely be able to get a room.