living in the ‘Land of Smiles’

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai by Tuk-Tuk

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Via: New York Msgazine

Forget taxis. One of the best ways to glimpse Northern Thailand’s teeming religious and culinary capital is via tuk-tuk, a three-wheeled, doorless motorized rickshaw that rides like a golf cart on steroids.

Embark on a customizable outing with Best Tuk Tuk Tours, run by Thailand-born American citizen Paul Collins—Chiang Mai’s sole farang, or foreign, tuk-tuk guide. The vehicles seat up to three, in addition to the driver, and start at $50 per person for eight to nine hours, but should be booked at least a month in advance by e-mailing besttuktuktours@yahoo.com. (Alternatively, raise a hand to hail a tuk-tuk on the street and negotiate a rate; expect to pay $3.50 to $7 an hour, with a tip of at least $1 an hour for good service.

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Read more, HERE:

http://nymag.com/travel/2013/spring/chiang-mai-thailand/

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personal thought:

The above quoted rates seem VERY HIGH especailly since tuk-tuks do NOT ‘charge per person’ – but hey, I’ve only have lived here eight-years, so what do I know.
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April 15, 2013 - Posted by | transportation | , , , ,

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