Modern lifestyle and love of travel led many of us spend a lot of time in airports. Often, passengers have to take long transplant when to leave the airport building fails and you have to look for things to do on the spot. More recently, few were able to somehow take advantage of this time and endless waiting, the more they enjoy. But, fortunately, recently airports struggling to brighten the life of “connect” passengers.
1. Airport Schiphol, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
At Amsterdam Airport – one of the largest hubs in Europe – have all or nearly all. Here and the world’s first permanent library, and the first museum in the world at the airport – the Dutch branch of the Museum of History and Culture Rijksmuseum, which opened 11 years ago – December 9, 2002, and the casino, and cheese market and tulips and much more …
But perhaps the main feature of the airport – is that it is possible to get married! Own wedding organizers airports offer 4 types of ceremonies, each with its own characteristics – species from the airfield and aircraft rent retro to immediate departure honeymoon.
2. Frankfurt Airport, Germany
If you’re stuck at Frankfurt airport and you already have 18 years, you can pass the time in a single casino in Germany at the airport. From 7 am to 10 pm offers blackjack, American roulette and slot machines. Importantly, do not lose your ticket!
3. Vancouver Airport, Canada
Vancouver Airport from 2007 to please its passengers even not one but two aquariums, which can hold an infinite number of “extra” time. The main tank of 114 thousand liters of about 70,000 inhabit different marine creatures, invertebrates and fish. In addition, there are also a small separate aquarium with jellyfish. Should I mention that the aquarium has its own gift shop, where you can on the way to the plane to buy himself a new friend – a whale or shark.
4. Hong Kong Airport
Hong Kong International Airport provides a unique opportunity to prepare for the flight, once in the cockpit yourself. The most popular object located here Aviation Center (Aviation Discovery Centre) – a real aircraft simulator.
And plenty of the incident, you can see the movie in 4-D, where in addition to the three-dimensional image you get “presence effect” in the frame due to special effects – wind, water spray and mist.
5. Airport Abu Dhabi, UAE
This eastern Airport offers passengers pass the time between flights for a round of golf on the sand. By the way, the field of golf club Al Ghazal is regarded as one of the best in the world in this category, and in 2004 there was held the World Championship golf on the sand.
6. Munich Airport, Germany
Here you can have German practicality combine with the expectation campaign to the doctor. The airport operates a medical center, with a vast choice of experts – you are waiting for an appointment with an ophthalmologist, dentist, physiotherapist, ENT, and even a plastic surgeon.
7. Airport of Sao Paulo, Brazil
In Sao Paulo, you can also “brighten” stay at the airport visiting the dentist. A good way to start a vacation with snow-white smile!
8. Airport Ataturk, Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul offers start to get acquainted with local cuisine – namely, sweets, right from the comfort of the airport. Here you can sample Turkish viscous cream dondurma sellers which often tease potential buyers pulling out with a stick long sticky strip on a decent pitch, and then re-dipping it in a container. And there can be dondurmu with a knife and fork.
9. Airport Incheon, Seoul, South Korea
Korean airport even more serious approach to the passengers first acquaintance with national traditions. There is an entire “Street of Korean culture” with traditional pavilions, gardens, restaurants, shops and even chamber music concerts.
And in Incheon is “Ice Forest”, where you can skate. This is the first airport in the skating rink in the world with an artificial synthetic surface on which you can ride without fear of freezing or injured in the fall.
10. Airport Heathrow, London, UK
Rooms for meditation and prayers are now available at many airports, and their is no surprise. But in London there is even a church – interdenominational chapel of St. George, which opened in 1968.
11. Airport San Francisco, California, United States
In the San Francisco airport has its own aviation museum showing the development of commercial aviation and its role in everyday life. And Museum of Art, located, by the way, in one of the greenest in the world of terminals with a variety of exposures. For example, in November, the museum opened an exhibition of stunning Japanese toys representing their evolution from the 17th century to the present day.
12. Airport Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand airport is different from many other, both outside and inside. A year ago there appeared a huge sculpture of Gollum from the trilogy “The Lord of the Rings”, diving for fish directly overhead bewildered passengers who like to spend time looking at the details of this stunning building. Airport even renamed one of its terminals, welcoming its guests in the “Center of Middle-earth.”
13. Airport Changi, Singapore
Waiting for a flight, you can unwind in the literal sense, rolled down the biggest hill in the world, installed at the airport. Well, if you are not ready to fly about 4 floors, there are a smaller slide. On a small hill you can ride for free, and access to a large need to spend at the airport about $ 10.
For something more relaxing pastime in Singapore airport, in addition to numerous gardens and even waterfalls, also opened the world’s first “Butterfly Garden” at the airport – a tropical oasis where you can observe numerous species of butterflies found in Singapore and Malaysia. Butterflies fly freely around and even sit on the shoulders of travelers. It is difficult to imagine a more calming environment for waiting for your flight, especially if you suffer from aerophobia.