The history of Tuk-Tuk in thailand.
The vehicles known as Tuk-Tuk originated in Japan by Daihatsu
and it was Thailand who subsequently went into production with these
vehicles many years later.
Thailand built Tuk-Tuks cost between 95'000 Baht and 150'000 Baht.
As far as we know, there are about five to six manufacturers of
Tuk-Tuks in Thailand.
The original Thai Tuk-Tuk is found in many places in Thailand,
mostly operating as an open air taxi. Named for the sound made by
their small-capacity, two-cycle engines, tuk-tuks are often found
in tourist areas, around markets, or cruising the streets for fares.
It is common to see 4 or 5 people in one tuk-tuk, such as students
heading home from school, or a single person riding a Tuk-Tuk full
of boxes and bags being taken home from the market.
Visitors to Thailand are usually very interested and curious about
the Tuk-Tuk, a locally made and designed three-wheeled vehicle.
Tourists are often seen getting their picture taken with the open-air
vehicle, and heard swapping tales of their experiences with the
charming little machine.
Tuk-Tuks were invented in Thailand over 50 years ago, evolving
as a motorized relative of the rickshaw. The Tuk-Tuk was given its
name from the rather rough sound of the early models. The single
stroke motor powering the first three-wheelers had a distinctive
hum when operating, and the "tuk-tuk-tuk-tuk-tuk" sound
became a familiar sound to many in need of quick and convenient
transportation in Bangkok. The Tuk-Tuk has improved its technology
and quality over the years, while emerging as one of Thailand's
most recognizable and identifiable symbols.
While Tuk-Tuks are most commonly used for transporting passengers,
many industrial uses for the vehicle have been initiated with dramatic
changes incorporated into new designs and models. The relatively
small size of the Tuk-Tuk finds the vehicle navigating small alleys
on delivery routes, and scooting around narrow factories taking
advantage of its agility and slight turning radius.
Since the beginning, They can be modified to have automatic gears,
doors, safety belts, air-conditioning, and much more depending on
what the customer require.
as current models, powered by a 550 CC Japanese made engine, are
able to carry a payload of 1000 kilograms. Customers have used Tuk-Tuks
for hauling goods in factories, distributing goods and products
in regions that have extremely narrow roads, and transporting guests
around resort properties