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The world's most spectacular airports: every tourist should see them at least once

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The most beautiful airports in the world

"Air terminals" are designed to fulfill a practical function. It is a place where you go through passport control and check-in before traveling. There is nothing special about them. However, there are a few airports in the world that fascinate with their beauty. We will tell you about them below.

Changi International Airport, Singapore

One of the largest transit hubs in Southeast Asia is located in Singapore. The architectural masterpiece was opened in late 1981, almost a few days before the New Year. Since then, it has topped various ratings more than 10 times.

More than $2 billion was spent on its construction, and its area covers 1300 hectares. By the way, the airport has 10 floors, 5 of which are hidden underground. There is a tropical forest in the middle of one of the terminals, and the largest artificial waterfall falls from the ceiling in a beautiful cascade. Interestingly, it plays an important function in the life of the city. It often rains in Singapore, and the man-made wonder is designed to drain water after rain and naturally cool the air under the dome.

The fountain is surrounded by terraces with paths for visitors to walk. More than 200 species of plants are planted here. A high-speed train runs at the height of a three-story building. There are even theme parks on the territory, with cacti, orchids, sunflowers, and a magic garden. There is also a butterfly gallery, an amazing fountain, and even a cinema and SPA.

The world's most spectacular airports: every tourist should see them at least once

King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

This airport is open only 6 weeks a year. It was built for Muslim pilgrims traveling to Mecca for the Hajj. The rest of the time, this location is closed.

The air harbor covers an area of 105 square kilometers. The official opening took place in April 1981, but the first passengers began to arrive on May 31 of that year.

The royal terminal, airbase facilities, and staff housing were built on the territory of the "air terminal".

The world's most spectacular airports: every tourist should see them at least once

Chek Lap Kok International Airport, Hong Kong

The first terminal of the air harbor resembles a giant airliner. The location of the "airplane" is also unusual. It was built on an artificial island, which increased the city's territory by 1%. It was built after Hong Kong became part of the People's Republic of China. The design was created by the well-known architectural firm Foster and Partners.

By the way, the airport terminal has received several awards. It is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most expensive airport construction project in history. In 1999, it was recognized as one of the 10 major achievements of the 20th century.

The world's most spectacular airports: every tourist should see them at least once

Giovanni Nicelli Airport, Italy

The air harbor has an unusual location. It is located on the island of Lido between the lagoon and a medieval church. You can get there by water taxi. You need to get off at St. Mark's Square.

By the way, this is not the main airport in Venice. It performs an auxiliary function when the main Marco Polo airport cannot cope with passenger traffic.

Not only the location but also the design of the terminal is impressive. Attention is immediately drawn to the frescoes depicting airplanes, the work of futurist artist Tato. There is also a grand piano in the hall.

The world's most spectacular airports: every tourist should see them at least once

Courchevel Airport, France

This airport has one of the most difficult runways to land on. The air harbor was opened in 1961 to increase the income of a ski resort. Not every pilot can land on the runway. To operate this flight, they must obtain a special certificate. It is not surprising because the runway is very short, and the Alps are nearby, so there is no room for mistakes.

You can see the fashionable airfield in the movie Tomorrow Never Dies with the well-known hero James Bond.

The world's most spectacular airports: every tourist should see them at least once

Barra Airport, Scotland

The airport has a very strange flight schedule. They all depend on the tides. And this is not a quirk of the Scots or the owner of the air harbor. The fact is that the runway stretches on the beach right by the sea.

If you have the opportunity, be sure to visit these airports. Each of them has something to surprise you with: from service to appearance.

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