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Best Place For Photos In Asia?  
User currently offlineBogi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5569 times:

Hello

I Plan a trip to Asia (without Japan), what would be the best Airport to took Photos without a Car?


Freundliche Grüße / Best Regards / Atentos saludos / Meilleures salutations

Michael Bogensperger
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User currently offlineAvionpg From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5498 times:

Two places come to mind Singapore Changi Airport or Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok



User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5494 times:

Haneda, Kansai and Narita too. (from the photos i've seen)

Wietse



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User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2362 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5488 times:
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I'd say Singapore Changi ( Big thumbs up), Tokyo-Narita, Bangkok.

Singapore has a MRT system, and a lot of taxis!!! There is a bus system too.


User currently offline1stspotter From Netherlands, joined Jun 1999, 521 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5470 times:

Hi,

Beijing is very good, but i am not sure if you still can get at the spot near the line-up

Marcel


User currently offlineGeorge From Netherlands, joined Apr 2000, 115 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5463 times:

Hi Marcel,

I had planned to write you about that spot, I was there (again) in July this year and yes it's there but...... for how long???? I think this summer is the last opportunity to come there also the place is hard to find nowadays because of new buildings. I think the place would be add to the cargo center of the airport.

So hurry up.

Kind Regards, George Polfliet


User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1569 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5454 times:

I hear Osaka is kickass

Martin


User currently offline1stspotter From Netherlands, joined Jun 1999, 521 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5474 times:

Guys. mentioning Japanese airports in not what Michael asked for.

Beijing is a great airport and as George points out, if the spot at the lineup still is accessable this is one of the best spots worldwide for aviation photography. The sun is in the back most of the time and aircraft taxi by close. There are a lot of interesting airlines to be seen, a lot of them cannot be seen outside China. The movements are steady, not a dull moment (at least this was the situation two years ago) and the airport police, or rather the military, will not bother you. There might be smog at hot days which makes the light not the best. In winter, around January/ February it was not a problem. Taxi's are relatively cheap in China, there is a good hotel close to the airport.

I am not sure if you still can get apron permission at Bangkok airport. Bangkok is nice but the light can be a bit of a problem when at the apron.

regards,
Marcel


User currently offlineCarlos Borda From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 538 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5428 times:

This subject reminds me of Kai Tak... nothing came even close to beating that airport when it came to fabulous Asian spotting and no car required. But oh well... she's gone now and sorely missed. Speaking of Kai Tak... where's Andy Hunt these days??

~Carlos


User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5433 times:

Andy moved to Switzerland, in the vicinity of ZRH.

'949


User currently offlineCarlos Borda From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 538 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5434 times:

I meant on these forums... I havent seen him post in some time now.

~Carlos


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5417 times:

1stspotter.... How can I know if you can get around those airports by car? I am just naming some of the better airports you can spot at. And I am waiting for some other members to give him the update on the car issue...

Wietse



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User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1569 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5416 times:

Woops I just read the header and not the message! So much for Osaka then.....

User currently offlineMdwalkman From China, joined Oct 2001, 208 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5384 times:

Just remind you that be sure you have enough cold drink while you take photos in Beijing. The temperature is about 40C in Beijing this season. You won't need a pan to cook an egg  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Visit Beijing in October would be a better idea.

Ray



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User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5380 times:

You do not need a car at Kansai - the authorities run a shuttle bus to the visitor centre which if the traffic pattern is favourable will allow some good landing shots.




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User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1713 posts, RR: 65
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5332 times:
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In winter

1. Bangkok, Beijing
2. Tokyo NRT
3. Nagoya
4. Manila
5. Taipei

In Summer
1. Indonesia


I think the weather is the issue if wanting to go to SIN/KUL..

I dunno what about in South Korea?? Sri Lanka (as hard as India?)


Sam Chui


User currently offlineAndyhunt From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1306 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5308 times:
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Hey Carlos,

Here I am!!!!! Still around, and active in some other posts. Just have been away on holiday and business for the last five weeks, hence no activity. But I'm back!!!

Regarding good airports in Asia, I would recommend SIn, obviously!! Also good is Shanghai Hongqiao.

Regards

Andrew



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User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1713 posts, RR: 65
Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5300 times:
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Sorry forgot to mention another great airport I have been to is Osaka Itami, from outside the very low fence, you get 50mm= B777-300 touch down in front of you! or a 75mm =B777-200 touch down, very smokey!!!

OK here is my experience there:


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Photo © Sam Chui



Osaka Itami is sadly only domestic airport now, still can imagine before KANSAI, all the Int'l traffic hang around there.

Sam

Also in my opinion, Osaka Kansai is only good for Summer light up the deck, you need they land on Rwy24 to hit the deck right, 06 is not the spotter friendly Rwy.

Hongqiao may sound interesting, but Beijing have most things on offer, weather wise are better in fall /winter season if you dont mind cold, but blue sky wise.


User currently offlineCarlos Borda From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 538 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5269 times:

Looking forward to seeing the results from your trip Andy... welcome back!
Hey... did you run into any Jurassic winged surprises this time around??  Big grin

~Carlos

Andy writes:

>Hey Carlos,

Here I am!!!!! Still around, and active in some other posts. Just have been away on holiday and business for the last five weeks, hence no activity. But I'm back!!!<


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 32
Reply 19, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5267 times:

BKK
KUL (around the airport is very hard without a car but inside the terminal it is worth but there are only glasses, access to the airport within 28min from downtown with the new KLIA Express Train from KL Sentral)
SIN
BJS
HKG
TPE and especially TSA (Taipei Domestic Airport is great!)



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