Airplane Graveyard Bangkok

By Tim Kroeger September 26, 2016 Asia, Thailand

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Did you ever walk on an airplane wing? You can experience it at the Airplane Graveyard Bangkok and take amazing photos of an abandoned Jumbo Jet Boeing-747 and two MD-82 Jetliners.

Visiting the Airplane Graveyard is one of the best things to do in Bangkok. Read at the end of the article how to get to the Airplane Graveyard Bangkok and how much it costs.

The location of the airplane graveyard is quite strange. It is neither close to an airport nor in an industrial area.

In the direct surrounding there are condos, a primary school and a temple. Not an area where you would expect airplanes.

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When you get closer to the airplane graveyard you will first notice the huge Jumbo Jet, once known as the Queen of the Skies.

Next to it are two McDonnell Douglas MD-82 formerly operated by Orient Thai Airlines. One of them was involved in a bad crash 2007 at Phuket International Airport.

A huge Boeing 747 at Airplane Graveyard Bangkok.
A Boeing 747 at Airplane Graveyard Bangkok. Look how huge it is compared to the other airplane.

It is said that the planes were owned by a business man who has recycled them and sold all components that could be reused.

Nowadays they are home for three Thai families who use them as shelter and to earn money by charging tourists a small entry fee.

More photos of the Airplane Graveyard Bangkok

Airplane Graveyard Bangkok
Airplane Graveyard Bangkok
Visit the Airplane Graveyard Bangkok to walk on the wings of an airplane.
Airplane Graveyard Bangkok
Airplane Graveyard Bangkok
An old airplane door.
Airplane Graveyard Bangkok
Airplane Graveyard Bangkok
Airplane Graveyard Bangkok
Me on the flight deck of an old aircraft at Airplane Graveyard Bangkok
Airplane Graveyard Bangkok
Airplane Graveyard Bangkok
Airplane Graveyard Bangkok
Airplane Graveyard Bangkok
Another cockpit at the Airplane Graveyard Bangkok
Airplane Graveyard Bangkok

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Airplane Graveyard Bangkok, Thailand

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18 comments

  1. Barry July 3, 2017 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Nice – will have to check it out when I’m in Bangkok later this month

  2. Anna Maria September 30, 2016 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    I freaking love it. I never heard of an airplane graveyard now on my bucket list. x

  3. Mark & Kate @ Vagrantsofthewor September 29, 2016 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Interesting! Like many others, never heard of an airplane graveyard. Not entirely sure if it is safe but you look like you had fun exploring the plane!

    • universaltraveller September 29, 2016 at 1:55 pm - Reply

      Might be not the safest place but when you wear proper shoes and be careful nothing should happen. I’d definitely go again and mostly the not so safe places are the most interesting ones :P

  4. Imogen Clegg September 28, 2016 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    I’ve never heard of an airplane graveyard, but it looks cool! And there are so many things you can use the carcass of the plane for, it’s really awesome!

    • universaltraveller September 29, 2016 at 1:54 pm - Reply

      The airplane graveyard in Bangkok is especially cool because you can actually climb into the planes :)

  5. Marta Nightingale September 28, 2016 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Oh yes, I love this kind of ‘museums’! I visited a few in Germany and Israel. Lucky you!

    • universaltraveller September 28, 2016 at 2:11 pm - Reply

      @marta_nightingale:disqus There are airplane graveyards in Germany? Where exactly? I wanna go :)

      • Marta Nightingale October 1, 2016 at 1:56 pm - Reply

        I’m not sure if this will be a legit graveyard for you, but in Munich, for example, there is a huge museum of aviation and you have dozens of authentic planes you can board, same with the transportation museum , both part of Deutsche Museum. In the former, you can also take part in simulation in a cockpit, normally used by pilots. In General, German museum or sites are a lot of fun, or ‘fun’.

        • universaltraveller October 2, 2016 at 5:12 pm - Reply

          Nice, thanks for the tip. I’ll visit the museum when I’m in Munich next time :)

  6. Veethee Dixit September 28, 2016 at 4:50 am - Reply

    Sounds a little creepy as well as cool! Perfect for a unique photo shoot!

  7. Mai C. September 28, 2016 at 4:22 am - Reply

    I didn’t know that there’s a place like this in Bangkok. It would be great to go there especially if you love airplanes. It’s a little creepy but also exciting!

    • universaltraveller September 28, 2016 at 6:37 am - Reply

      Most people don’t know about that place. So when you go there you will be most probably the only visitor :)

  8. Liz Mays September 27, 2016 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    Oh wow, it’s awesome that you can check out these old planes. These were some really good pictures.

  9. NooDz TJ September 27, 2016 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    thats so cool! it looks so interesting I’d love to go there to check it out and do a photo shoot there

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