If you’re looking to check out something quite unusual, in busy Bangkok, but also a bit thrilling? The Airplane Graveyard is the spot.
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It is basically an open wasteland with a few planes that have been scrapped and left there since 2010. The land is owned by a Thai businessman who has been selling the valuable parts of the planes: you can check out a Boeing 747 and two MD-82 jetliners.
In 2015, three families moved on the site and used the planes as their homes. For a small amount of money that they live on, they will let you explore the planes.
When you get there, you’ll have to get their attention so they can come over and unlock the gate.
The fee is not fixed and may vary. We gave 200 baht each (which seemed to be a good price as some of us had been there before and had the same rate), however I heard that some people have been paying more. That’d give you about an hour on site.
To get there:
The easiest way to get there is to use the Klong Canal taxi. Take the east line to the .last stop (Wat Sriboonruang) and then walk to the graveyard.
It is on google maps, but you can also check the map below.
You can go around the airplanes, but be aware that this can be a bit challenging and even dangerous. There are bits everywhere, you will have to climb up and down levels in the planes, and if you get all the way to the top through the cockpit window to the roof, don’t fall! We found it quite thrilling, but if you’re scared of heights, you might want to stick to the lower levels.
Even if most of the plane has been scraped off and there isn’t much left, you can still see a lot of the buttons and even sit in the cockpits and play around a little. Even in this state, it is really impressive.
Definitely something out of the ordinary we’re happy we checked out! If you have a strong stomach and you’re looking for something else to do in Bangkok, check out The Siriraj Medical Museum (the Death Museum). Be warned though, it’s not for the faint-hearted!