Asia's airports are landmarks themselves. One such airport is the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China. It is the gateway to the Forbidden Kingdom. Narita International Airport in Chiba, Japan is the entrance to the largest financial capital of the world.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport is 30 kilometers from the city center. It covers an area of 40 kilometers alongside the coastline of Pudong's eastern district. The airport is the third busiest in the world in terms of cargo traffic. China built a massive airport solely for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Lord Forster, the architect of Hong Kong's newest airport, designed the facility.
Meanwhile, Narita International Airport receives majority of international passenger traffic to and from Japan. The airport also connects Asia and America. Narita International Airport is the eighth busiest airport in the world.
Asia is one of the largest landmasses in the world, totaling 44,579,000 square kilometers. The continent has forty-seven countries and covers nearly thirty percent of the world's land area. Due to its vast size, it has a wide disparity of wealth, cultures, environments, historical ties and government systems. Asia is also the region of greatest change, from political independence to natural disasters that affect not only the region, but the world as well.
There is talk of having a common currency among Southeast Asian nations. Meanwhile, citizens of ASEAN nations can travel visa-free to each country for a certain length. Travel to China, Japan, and South Korea, is at an all-time high.
Asia Airports Information
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka