On the Road Trail in Bangkok
As I entered the capital of Thailand a country with a history of seven hundred and fifty years I was greeted to the vibrant and multicoloured cabs plying on the roads of Bangkok. Well travelling by road in Bangkok is an experience similar to India albeit the traffic here is disciplined and noiseless. Noiseless I say as people here refrain from using the horn a stark contrast to our friends back home who consider honking as their birth right and a savior from the menace called traffic 🙂 You could find long rows of cars lined up during the rush hours.
You would be surprised to find men driving pink cabs the hue prevalent among the fairer sex. Well each color combination represents the company offering taxi service. The Toyota brand does rule the roads followed closely by the Honda. Though the four wheeler does work on meter remember to check the rates with the locals before boarding one to avoid being conned.
But the most amusing among all is the taxi service provided by the motor bikers on their moped. Well they would happily take you on their pillion seat for 10 to 30 Baht depending on the distance. You could find them in their orange vests around the corner on most crowded streets of Bangkok. Very convenient for a solitary traveller you could hop on to it for a short ride across the city. Females as well take the service of this local conveyance. It isn’t unusual to find a lady seated side saddle and zipping through the streets of Bangkok.There are government buses as well that do offer a ride to the passengers free of cost for the non AC version.
The other colorful taxi service is the closer cousin of our Indian auto rickshaw. It is called Thuk Thuk in the local Thai language. Well there is no limit to the number of individuals boarding this vehicle and I must say one should experience it during his visit to this place. In case you belong to one of those Asian countries where you do find these three wheeled transport you could skip it.
Travel in Bangkok is indeed experimental or should I say empirical? Whatever it be you ought to experience it.
Have you travelled by road in Bangkok?
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