"After numerous delays, the airport opened for limited service on 15 September 2006, and opened for all commercial flights on 28 September. The airport serves as the hub for Thai Airways International. The name Suvarnabhumi (pronounced su-wan-na-poom) was chosen by HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej which means "the golden land", specifically referring to the continental Indochina. Designed by Murphy/Jahn Architects, this airport has the world's tallest control tower (132.2 m), and the world's second largest single building and airport terminal (563,000 sq m), just a little smaller than Hong Kong International Airport (570,000 sq m) but larger than South Korea's Incheon International Airport (496,000 sq m). The airport replaced the old Don Mueang International Airport which was the fourth busiest airport for passenger traffic in Asia in 2005 (behind Tokyo's Haneda Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport) as Bangkok's primary airport for all commercial airline flights."
The first photo was sent in by TL in 2006. The second picture was taken by a member of Urinal Dot Net staff in 2007.