#1 Airport More Interesting Than the One You’re Stuck In


Paro Airport

Paro, Bhutan

Landing at Bhutan’s only international airport is so hairy, there are only eight pilotswho are certified to complete the daunting feat. The 6,500-foot-long airstrip is shorter than the Himalayan valley is high. Pilots must fight through vicious winds to land within the mountains—which boast some of the world’s tallest peaks—that pierce the horizon. Planes can only take off and land during daylight hours, so passengers are guaranteed spectacular views of the landscape.


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