Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok Thailand
Suvarnabhumi Airport from Sanskrit, meaning Golden Land, also known as (New) Bangkok International Airport, is one of two international airports serving Bangkok, Thailand. The other one is Don Mueang International Airport.
Suvarnabhumi was officially opened for limited domestic flight service on 15 September 2006, and opened for most domestic and all international commercial flights on 28 September 2006.
The airport is currently the main hub for Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways and Orient Thai Airlines. It also serves as regional gateway and connecting point for various foreign carriers.
The airport is located in Racha Thewa in Bang Phli district, Samut Prakan Province, about
25 kilometres east of downtown Bangkok. The name Suvarnabhumi was chosen by King Bhumibol Adulyadej and refers to the golden kingdom hypothesised to have been located somewhere in Southeast Asia.
The building was designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy / Jahn Architects. It was constructed primarily by ITO JV. The airport has the world’s tallest free-standing control tower (132.2 metres / 434 feet), and the world’s fourth largest single-building airport terminal (563,000 square metres / 6,060,000 square feet). Continue reading
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Walking Street Pattaya Thailand
Walking Street Pattaya Thailand is part of the city of Pattaya, Thailand. It is a tourist attraction that draws foreigners and Thai nationals, primarily for the nightlife. It is a red-light district with many go-go bars and brothels.
The street runs from the south end of Beach Road to the Bali Hai Pier. A large video sign was erected in March 2010 at the Beach Road entrance, replacing
an earlier metal arch, and a small arch adorns the Bali Hai entrance.
Walking Street is closed to vehicles from 6:00 pm. to 2 am, and car parking is provided at the Bali Hai end. The area includes seafood restaurants, lives music venues, beer bars,
discotheques, sports bars, go-go bars, and nightclubs, and is illuminated at night by many coloured neon signs. The closing time of 2:00 am has been extended for many entertainment establishments. Continue reading
Pattaya City Thailand
Pattaya City Thailand is a beach resort popular with tourists and expatriates. It is located on the East Coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 165-km southeast of Bangkok within but not part of Amphoe Bang Lamung (Banglamung) in the province of Chonburi. Population 2012 was 114,318. Registered residents only.
Pattaya City Thailand is situated in the heavily industrial Eastern Seaboard zone, along with Si Racha, Laem Chabang, and Chonburi. Pattaya is also the centre of the Pattaya-Chonburi Metropolitan Area, the conurbation in Chonburi Province, with a total population exceeding 1,000,000 (2010).
The name Pattaya evolved from the march of Phraya Tak (later King Taksin) and his army from Ayutthaya to Chanthaburi, which took place before the fall of the former capital to the Burmese invaders in 1767.
When his army arrived at the vicinity of what is now Pattaya, Phraya Tak encountered the troops of a local leader named Nai Klom, who tried to intercept him. When the two met face to face, Nai Klom was impressed by Phraya Tak’s dignified manner and his army’s strict discipline. He surrendered without a fight and joined his forces. The place the armies confronted each other was thereafter known as ‘Thap Phraya’, which means the Army of the Phraya. This later became Phatthaya, the name of the wind blowing from the southwest to the northeast at the beginning of the rainy season. Today the city is known internationally as “Pattaya,” though the official transliteration is still “Phatthaya.” Continue reading