Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
if you are on a layover or arriving or departing at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport, you can get free wifi for 1 hour just by finding the free wifi booths at the departure areas and arrival areas of Suvarnabhumi Aiport just after immigration at the departure area and just before immigration area of the arrival areas. once in these free wifi booths, just present your passport and boarding passes (of any airline you took arriving or for departing the airport) and they will give a computer print out with a username and password which you can use in your smartphone or tablet or laptop and you can now use the internet for 1 hour. the service automatically stops after 1 hour.
Fondest memory: free wifi for 1 hour
I thought, I shall put this useful tip here as not all traveler are rich and not all traveler eat everything! The Subarnabhumi Airport has many restaurants at the departure as well as arrival gate including (7*11) Seven Eleven stores. We discovered that there are many places or the small counters selling ready made food of various tastes and for people from various countries. We found they are selling food from Japan, Thailand, Europe, Korea, Indonesia besides all time favourite Pizzas and Hot dogs priced very reasonably from Baht 50 to 250 per plate! Quantity of food is also okay enough for a hungry stomach. Soft drink and coffee is also very reasonably priced. At least they are very very reasonably priced than Delhi Terminal 3 and the quality of food is better than the Delhi International airport.
We had Thai style Rice and Chicken, Hamburger, Pizza and Coke for lunch while waiting at the airport.
I was surprise to find a huge prayer room at Suvarnabhumi Airport for a country such as Thailand which predominantly are Buddhist. Even in S’pore Airport the prayer room is not as spacious as the one I saw in Bangkok…We Thanked the Thai Government who makes us feel so much welcome there. I guess most Muslim that comes to Thailand will really appreciate this great gesture…Kawp Koon Mahk!
Fondest memory: So Many Things!
Favorite thing: The Old airport Don Muang is no more- now the 2nd latest airport, Suvarnabhumi, is in used. It is a bigger airport, and cheap food stall can be found on the 2nd level if you are on budget. A packet rice or noodle cost 30B. Taxi is available outside. Taxi meter please. Cost about 160 to 200 B to get to Bangkok city, depending on which part. To get to Pattaya which i did year 2007, if from airport limo, asking price is 2400...walk out a bit more touter asking 2000..discount 1800. Still it depends on how many of you are going to Pattaya. Outside of airport, hang around and i get a 1400B to Pattaya in a toyota Camry. Great deal from a employee of the airport. Moonlighting is common.
(Please ignore the heading "Favourite Thing", this is on there by default, and paying for departure tax is certainly not something I class as a favourite thing!)
When you leave the airport, you need to pay a departure tax (price at the time of travel in December 2006 was 500 Baht per person), so make sure you have set aside some money to pay for that.
One thing that you have to love about Bangkok International Airport is the priority given to the local monks. Not only are they allowed to board the aircraft with the business and first class passengers, they also have their own reserved comfy chair seating sections roped off for them around the airport.
It is good to see some respect is given to people who deserve it....
Buy some Thai whisky! Brands like Black Cat, Sangthip and Mekhong are available at insanely cheap prices (€3.50 for a 750ml bottle) and it's perfectly drinkable stuff! You'd easily pay 5 times as much for a comparable quality western whisky.
Note: Don't buy it in the Bangkok airport ripoff duty free area, get it from Tesco Lotus, Tops or another regular supermarket.