A vacation or business trip usually starts and ends at an airport. Many people are used to boring airports where they actually want to leave as quickly as possible. Staying at the airport is a necessary break from the rest of their trip for many people. What if we tell you that this doesn’t have to be the case at all. There are plenty of airports that you will not tire of. We take you to the 5 most unique airports in the world.
When the Olympic Games were organized in Beijing in 2008, a whole new terminal was built at this airport. At 3.2 kilometers, the terminal is extremely long and has a great modern look. Different colors of light have been incorporated into the ceiling, which even radiate to the terminal floor. The Chinese colors red and yellow are of course frequently used in this unique terminal.
2. Seoul Incheon
At first glance, there may not be that much special about this airport. From the outside, it’s actually a dime a dozen airport. But once you get inside this airport you will see why it is so unique. There is so much to do here that you could actually stay there for three days. For example, you can enjoy art and botanical gardens. But you can also enjoy delicious food and drinks or get dressed in traditional Korean robes.
When we talk about unique airports, the airport of Wellington in New Zealand can certainly not be missed. One of the terminals is nicknamed ‘the rock’ and for good reason. This terminal has been completely designed around the rugged New Zealand mountains. Some think it’s fantastic while there are also a lot of people who think the design of this terminal is terrible. One thing is certain: the design is unique.
A unique airport that is slightly closer to home than the previously discussed airports is that of Marrakesh. According to many, Islamic architecture has been applied to this Moroccan airport in a wonderful way. The walls are white and at night they are illuminated in a special way. Dozens of colored lights move across the walls, creating a very cheerful and atmospheric effect.
5. Kuala Lumpur
If you have to fly to or via Malaysia, there is a good chance that you will visit the airport of Kuala Lumpur. However, this is absolutely no punishment because according to many people this is one of the most unique airports in the world. The terminals are beautifully designed in the style of Malaysian temples. This means shiny floors, wooden ceilings and even a patch of rainforest.