Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand
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Later this summer, Suvarnabhumi Airport will open in Thailand, replacing the 91 year old Don Muang International in Bangkok. Suvarnabhumi, meaning ‘«£Golden Land‘«ō is about 30 km east of Bangkok in an area known as Nong Ngu Hao, or ‘«£Cobra Swamp‘«ō. The complex covers 32 square kilometers, and has the world‘«÷s tallest control tower (132 meters). The passenger terminal has 360 check-in desks, 120 gates, and accommodations for handling 45 million passengers a year. Surrounding the airport are flooded rice paddies. The ASTER image was acquired February 4, 2006, covers an area of 34.3 x 41.4 km, and is centered near 13.7 degrees north latitude, 100.7 degrees east longitude.
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