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Incredible things you can do in the best airports in the world

Waiting at airports can be truly tedious; especially when we travel with children who need activity and entertainment. And truth be told, a duty free shop and a couple of restaurants are usually not enough to spend a few hours until the departure of our flight.

When the layover at the airport is very long, there is no book or magazine interesting enough to spare us from boredom. Travellers just have some corridors to stretch their legs, a couple of restaurants, shops and the little entertainment they can bring along. And, of course, trying to sleep is usually an impossible mission.

This is why the best airports in the world, aware that many travelers make very long stops, are starting to offer original and fun services such as IMAX cinemas in 4D or even a pool of artificial waves for surfing.

If you’re ever lucky enough to fly to any of these cities, you will discover that not getting bored in airports is possible.

Calligraphy classes at Taipei airport

To pass those boring moments between connections, this airport in Taiwan offers calligraphy classes, tastings of local food … The boarding gates are also customized with different themes. There are even sleeping rooms and family rooms.

Calligraphy classes at Taipei airport

IMAX cinema with 4D movies at Hong Kong’s airport

The largest IMAX cinema screen in Asia is located precisely at the Hong Kong airport. A spectacular 13.8 meters high and 22.4 meters wide screen in a room can accommodate up to 360 people.

best airports in the world, IMAX cinema (Hong Kong´s airport)

Spa at Doha airport

It is considered, without a doubt, one of the best airports in the world and one of the most luxurious. This honor is earned, for example, by having a wonderful spa, swimming pools, squash courts … that travellers can use to relax on their way through the airport. If all of that is not enough, this airport also hosts five hippodromes and some of the most exclusive stores in the world.

best airports in the world, Spa at Doha airport

Slots at the Las Vegas airport

The casinos are the stars of the city of Las Vegas and its airport. More than 1,234 slots are distributed in its three terminals and some are even located next to the boarding gates.

best airports in the world, Slots at the Las Vegas airport

The Lord of the Rings at the Wellington airport in New Zealand

The country that has been the scene of many of the films of the Tolkien saga starts its tribute to the characters in airport. You can take photos with a huge statue of Gollum over passport control and enjoy a flight on Smaug in the duty free area.

best airports in the world, The Lord of the Rings at the Wellington airport in New Zealand

An aquarium at the Vancouver airport

To avoid getting bored at the airport, Canadians have created a small aquarium at the Vancouver airport. The tank hosts 860 marine species and dozens of fish that represent the underwater life of the coast of British Columbia.

best airports in the world, aquarium at the Vancouver airport

Live concerts at the Nashville airport

The capital of the state of Tennessee is also the capital of jazz, blues and specially country music. Therefore, at their airport they offer around 100 live performances throughout the year. Time will fly by!

best airports in the world, Live concerts (Nashville airport)

Now that you know which are the best airports in the world and what they have to offer, you´ll surely not mind doing a long stopover in any of them.

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