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New Bangkok International Airport, also known as Suvarnabhumi Airport, replaced the older Bangkok Airport in 2006; it is the main hub for Thai Airways International, Thai AirAsia, Orient Thai Airlines and Bangkok Airways. The airport is roughly 16 miles from Bangkok in Racha Thewa in the Bang Phli district.

Your booking confirmation will give you details of when and where to collect your hire car. The airport arrivals area is a great place for car rental Bangkok, the arrivals desks are easy to find and the pick up should be quick and effecient. Your Bangkok car rental will often have a road map and list of tourist destinations to help you make the most of your rental car.

About Bangkok Airport

The airport was constructed to include the world’s tallest control tower at 434 feet and is the busiest airport in Thailand with more than 42 million passengers each year. The airport also had serious flood defence systems built to allow for the potential damage that could be caused to the building s. These include pumping stations and canals and an enormous earth dyke which runs alongside the airport’s perimeter. There are two parallel runways with plans to increase this to four and to build another terminal capable of coping with a further 20 million passengers. There is currently only one large terminal, currently one of the largest in the world, dealing with almost 80 flights per hour. The airport has restaurants, shops, post office, ATM’s, duty free outlets, prayer rooms, smoking rooms and internet access.

Tourist Info

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and is home to roughly 9 million people.  It is one of the important commercial centres in South East Asia and is considered as the leading centre of fashion, politics and entertainment in Thailand. Bangkok is also known as the “Venice of the East” due to the canals and floating markets that offer tourist a real taste of Thai culture. The Bangkok Metropolitan area is made up of five provinces: Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon and Nakhon Pathom.

Bangkok, which was built on swampland, lies only 6.5 feet above sea level a fact that has made the whole area very vulnerable to flooding, as was seen with the dreadful floods in 2011 which bought much of the city to a standstill and caused hundreds of fatalities. Bangkok has a very large forest park, approximately 19 square miles, between Yannawa and Samut Prakan but its more famous park Lumphini Park is known as Bangkok's Central Park. The King decided to build the park in the 1920s in order to provide a suitable location to hold pageants and royal. Chatuchak Park and Rama IX Park are two more of Bangkok's large open spaces with newer ones having been built in suburban areas for the benefit of its residents including parks built in the English and Japanese style.

The Grand Palace is more than one palace, since the 18th century it is a colelction of buildings which serves as the official residence to the Kings of Thailand. It also includes the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The present ruler does not live at the palace, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, lives at the Chitralada Palace but it is still the location for important ceremonies including marriages and coronations. The palace grounds also include official government offices.

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