One of the most exciting airports in the world is the very modern $4 billion Suvarnabhumi Bangkok International Airport, which is servicing over 50 million passengers every year, what means already 6 million above it's calculated capacity.
That's why now the airport authorities have asked passengers to arrive 3 hours prior to departure due to a shortage of immigration staff.
Especially when connecting to other flights or to the Air Asia airport Don Mueang one needs to consider longer time spans between flights.
Often the airport management has only enough officers for Thai passengers, so that foreigners have to wait in extremely long cues.
Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport is located around 30-40 taxi minutes away from Bangkok city depending upon the traffic situation.
The taxi fares are negotiable at around 500 THB while visitors who seek a higher level of trust and comfort will have to use the official TAT taxis at around 900 THB for the 30 km drive.
Bangkok's hospitality industry invites with loads of superb hotels at very competitive rates and certainly Sukumvit is the place to stay to Bangkok.
The wonderful and highly functional Suvarnabhumi airport has become a pride of Thailand and South Asia with around 50 million passengers per year.
Golden Land would be the English translation of Suvarnabhumi Airport and indeed, it has become a very prosperous part of Thailand.
The check in counters are only a few yards away from the main entry points and immigration, where the airport attendants and officers can only be described as very friendly and supportive.