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Last Updated : Feb 25, 2018 01:31 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Bangkok's Aeroplane Graveyard - Where flying jets left to rot become homes to tourists and the poor

Bangkok's aeroplane graveyard is not just a tourist attraction, but also home to the poor Thai families and travellers.

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An aeroplane graveyard exists in eastern Bangkok, situated in Ramkhamhaeng where MD-82 planes have been abandoned. The place was left to ruin after an effort to turn it into a venue and a bar failed. (REUTERS)
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An aeroplane graveyard exists in eastern Bangkok, situated in Ramkhamhaeng where MD-82 planes have been abandoned. The place was left to ruin after an effort to turn it into a venue and a bar failed. (REUTERS)

These planes are usually stripped of their interiors, but their outlining structure and frames are kept intact, along with the carpeting, overhead bins and bathrooms. All over the damaged plane are oxygen masks, safety manuals and debris scattered carelessly. (REUTERS)
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These planes are usually stripped of their interiors, but their outlining structure and frames are kept intact, along with the carpeting, overhead bins and bathrooms. All over the damaged plane are oxygen masks, safety manuals and debris scattered carelessly. (REUTERS)

The wasteland houses several poor Thai families and frequented by many tourists, who are charged 300 baht (£6.60) per person. The poor families that have taken refuge in this wasteland act as caretakers for the site as well. (Reuters)
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The wasteland houses several poor Thai families and frequented by many tourists, who are charged 300 baht (£6.60) per person. The poor families that have taken refuge in this wasteland act as caretakers for the site as well. (Reuters)

Many photographers from Bangkok have found the ghostly ruins worthy of their lens and have clicked many pictures of the hollow MD-82 jetliners, originally owned by Orient Thai Airlines.
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Many photographers from Bangkok have found the ghostly ruins worthy of their lens and have clicked many pictures of the hollow MD-82 jetliners, originally owned by Orient Thai Airlines.

Thailand, a culturally diverse country, is also very superstitious. Therefore, these places are considered haunted even though nobody lost their life here. Home for many and haunted for most, this eerie site is the originating point of many interesting ghost stories as well. (REUTERS)
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Thailand, a culturally diverse country, is also very superstitious. Therefore, these places are considered haunted even though nobody lost their life here. Home for many and haunted for most, this eerie site is the originating point of many interesting ghost stories as well. (REUTERS)

First Published on Feb 25, 2018 01:31 pm
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