Bangkok is blessed with two large airports, namely Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport, which opened on September 15th, 2006 and Don Meuang Airport. Most passengers landing in Thailand will arrive at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport, while a limited number of flights are still offered at Don Meuang. There are a large number of attractions, restaurants, shops and other facilities located near these airports for the convenience of visitors. While a wide range of Duty Free shopping is available at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport, shopping malls such as Seacon Square, Central Plaza and the Bang Phli Floating Market are all just a short drive away. Visitors can also play a round or two of golf in this area, pamper themselves at spas and dine in style at a large number of excellent restaurants.
It should be noted that Don Meuang airport is located in the Northern reaches of the city in a built up area that includes hotels, and plenty of public services for local residents. Few tourists use this facility however. Some budget hotels have sprung up in the area (part of Samut Prakarn province), but you do have to drive at least 20-30 minutes to reach the large malls of the area. Both light industry and residential neighbourhoods are scattered here. Those who have several hours to kill during a transfer can realistically go shopping or even visit the much recommended Ancient City historic themed park nearby, reckoning on an hour for total transfers/taxi rides. You can also do a car hire from car4hires.com in advance.
This impressive monument was built to honour the men who fought for Thailand. Featuring the Pillar of Eternal Flame, which consists of Thai crystals at the top of a marble pedestal, visitors can enter the octagonal building to view a collection of murals depicting scenes from Thai history.
Royal Thai Air Force Museum
Established in 1952, this interesting and informative museum is a popular attraction with those who have a passion for aviation history. Visitors will be treated to the chance to view a wide range of rare exhibits, many of which cannot be seen anywhere else in the entire world. The museum can be found close Wing 6 of Don Mueang Airport’s domestic terminal, which is situated on Phanonyothin Rd. One of the highlights in the Royal Thai Air Force Museum is the Type 10. This fighter aircraft played an important role during the Indochina War and is the last of its kind in the world.