Tag: tuk-tuk

Map of tuk-tuks (songthaew) in Hua Hin

Which is correct: tuk-tuk or songthaew?

Let's start with terminology. Strictly speaking, a pickup truck converted into a small regular bus is a songthaew (literally meaning “two benches” in Thai). As for the tuk-tuk, this three-wheeled vehicle, also with two benches, is common (more…)

Pattaya public transport and tuk-tuk route map

What is tuk-tuk in Thailand

Public transport is well developed in Pattaya – many cars are constantly running around the city, acting as shuttle buses. They are called tuk-tuk or songthaew. Tuk-tuk are Japanese pick-up trucks converted for passenger transportation. In front is (more…)