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  • Our first experience with the tuk-tuk was, however, not very good
  • Finally I decided to give him 40 baht (1.50 US dollars) which was equal to the amount of the petrol coupon so we could quickly move on to the next place of interest
  • Specify the places of interest to be visited, please mark them on the map, make sure the fare of the tuk-tuk, be sure also that he will not bring you to places that are not planned, do not believe in someone who claims himself as a city official, I think that he is just a tuk-tuk pander only


    • by Pusaka

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      As foreign tourists, we were not sure to use the city bus in Bangkok which was normally very crowded, while taxis were certainly expensive. Therefore, the choice fell on the tuk-tuk, the three-cycle vehicle. Our first experience with the tuk-tuk was, however, not very good. Recently right after we alighted from the ferry in Chao Phraya River, and as we walked down around Thanon Maha Rat, someone who claimed himself as a city official greeted us in decent English. He assured us by showing his id. Actually it did not help because it was written in Thai

      letters. Having been sure that we were not able to speak Thai, as well as that our desire to see some temples and the royal palace, without our permission he immediately called a tuk-tuk and he instructed us to use it. The deal was that we would be driven to three famous temples.

      The positive points of our tuk-tuk driver were those he could speak English, knew many roads and tourist spots in Bangkok, and would wait for us during any tour anywhere without asking for extra money. But there were also some negative points. He was to ...


      • drive us to an infamous site just because its location was near. Luckily a friendly officer from the first temple we visited asked us our travel plans, and he immediately proposed the replacement of the second destination with something better (i.e. the marble wat). On the way the tuk-tuk driver directed us to a store. As we intended to sightseeing rather than shopping which was very time-consuming, we refused to enter the store. He pleaded that he would get petrol coupons when bringing guests to get there though not shopping. Finally I decided to give him 40
        baht (1.50 US dollars) which was equal to the amount of the petrol coupon so we could quickly move on to the next place of interest.

        Here are my suggestions if you want to hire a tuk-tuk in Bangkok. Specify the places of interest to be visited, please mark them on the map, make sure the fare of the tuk-tuk, be sure also that he will not bring you to places that are not planned, do not believe in someone who claims himself as a city official, I think that he is just a tuk-tuk pander only.




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