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

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.

A picture of a skylab. Photo: Pantip

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.

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