Very picturesque as it is set in a tropical setting with the runway overlooked by a Buddhist temple. Arrivals - luggage arrived in a few minutes out of the airport in 15 minutes after arrival. Just make sure that you barter the price for a taxi (as you would anywhere in Thailand) and remember that if the taxi driver offers to show you accomodation they are probably operating on a commission basis from one of the hotels. Return - check in very quick. You walk straight up to security. Walked through the new shopping street which is very nice (although by Thai standards very expensive). The terminal is barley recognisable as a "terminal". Like a huge group of beach huts linked by bridges over streams. Bangkok airways have large seating area best lounge ever with huge seats and you walk up to gate. Not an airbridge in sight.