Airports and their quirkiest attractions

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Airports and their quirkiest attractions

Have you ever imagine strolling among butterflies before boarding your plane? Admiring a masterpiece in a terminal building? We take a whistle-stop tour of some unexpected airport attractions.

Your flight is about to take off, but you cannot resist stopping for a minute in front of the huge aquarium that takes pride of place at Vancouver International Airport. Inside, almost 5,000 aquatic creatures in every imaginable colour brighten up your transit.

Over the Pacific at Tokyo Haneda, you will be mesmerised by the night sky in the planetarium-café located on the fifth floor of the international terminal. Sit back and gaze up at almost 40 million stars as you enjoy a strawberry and white chocolate cake, the restaurant's speciality.

If it is art that gets you going, Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Paris will keep you entertained with its Espace Musée. Near the departure gates at Terminal 2 E, this art gallery boasts masterpieces on loan from Paris' temples of art, such as the Pompidou Centre.

On the other side of the world, you will want to linger for ages in the amazing butterfly garden at Singapore's Changi Airport. Time stands still in this magical enclosure with its thousand fairy-like animals.

If the big screen is your passion, Hong Kong International Airport boasts a 4D cinema in Terminal 2. It is a multi-sense experience as smells, jets of air and even bubbles bring the film to life. Mind-blowing!

If you pass through Munich, maybe you know Airbräu? This brewery, slap-bang in the middle of the international airport, offers surprising guided tours telling you all about the beer-making process. It is a fascinating discovery.

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Airports and their quirkiest attractions

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