Bangkok Thailand Tuk Tuks

Bangkok Thailand Tuk Tuks Thai modes of transport

September 29, 2016 By Richard

Bangkok Thailand Tuk Tuks Thai modes of transport

Beyond the Tuk-tuk: TAT introduces program to let visitors try unusual Thai modes of transport

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Bangkok Thailand Tuk Tuks

Bangkok Thailand Tuk Tuks. Every tourist worth their salt knows that they have to take a tuk-tuk ride when they visit Bangkok, but the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is hoping to introduce even more Thai charms and unusual modes of Thai transport to tourists with their “Discover Thainess” campaign.

The project is called “A Touch of Thai Vehicles,” and it sets up travel routes that allow tourists to try a variety of vehicles. It highlights the classic tuk-tuk taxi in Bangkok, Ruea Hua Tong (long-tailed boat) in Krabi, horse-drawn carriage in Lampang, and skylab (motor-tricycle) in Loei, according to Thai News Bureau.

Bangkok Thailand Tuk Tuks. A picture of a skylab. 

According to TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn, “Traveling by local vehicles will open up a new perspective of discovering Thainess. The question is how they can conveniently take on these vehicles while having other local or community-based experiences at the same time.”

The TAT believes that trying these authentic, unique Thai vehicles provide tourists with real excitement and a diverse experience that they can’t get elsewhere.

Plus, tourists can Instagram the crap out of them. Bangkok Thailand Tuk Tuks

Bangkok Tuk Tuks

Tuk-tuks or ‘sam lor’ (three-wheeled) used to be everyone’s favourite way of getting around Bangkok before the BTS, MRT and colourful taxis took over. Originating from an old-fashioned rickshaw during the second World War, a tuk-tuk is essentially a rickshaw with a small engine fitted in.

Tuk-tuks have become one of Bangkok’s most recognisable transportation features, and are still popular among tourists and visitors. Riding a tuk-tuk is more of an experience rather than a practical way to get around. So, if it’s your first time in The Big Mango, there’s no harm in giving it a go.

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