These are the 15 coolest things at airports around the world

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  • Passengers can do more than just wait for their plane at airports; they can watch IMAX movies, explore jungles, check out aquariums, and even relax at a pool.
  • Here are a collection of the coolest attractions found at airports around the world in countries such as Germany, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Singapore. 

International air travel is normally a pretty stressful affair. We hustle just to get to the airport. Then we stand through long lines in both security and passport check. We are usually charged fee after fee just to board the plane and get our bags through; and to top it off, the seats are usually crammed. Good luck keeping your head on straight if there’s a layover, as that can leave you stuck in an airport for hours on end. 

But there are some airports out there that you may never want to leave. 

For instance, there’s a 25-meter lap pool at the Hamad International Airport in Qatar. There’s also a giant aquarium inside Vancouver International Airport.  And Hong Kong International Airport features not just an Imax and virtual golf course, but also has an aromatherapy spa, and over fifty shops and restaurants inside the terminals.

These airports were built to impress travelers, not just to shuttle them around the world. They were constructed to the tune of many millions (if not billions) of dollars to impress and inspire world travelers on a grand scale of what their host countries are capable of accomplishing. 

Let’s take a look at some of the coolest attractions at airports around the world. 

1. Hamad International Airport (Qatar) — Swimming pool

Opened in 2014, the Hamad International Airport features a 25 meter, temperature-controlled indoor lap pool. It is open to the public and for only $35 one can take advantage of the pool, gym and Jacuzzi. 

2. Munich International Airport (Germany) — Ice rink

There is no other airport in the world that supplies its travelers with both a brewery and giant ice rink. During Christmas the airport holds a winter market where travelers can skate around and then try various brews. 

3. Incheon International Airport (South Korea) — Indoor Garden

Since opening in 2001, this has been rated one of the top airports in the world. Incheon International includes fascinating architecture and various gardens sprinkled throughout its terminals. 

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