After presenting you the “normal” ways Getting around in Bangkok (I), it’s time to show you the more unique ways of getting around.
Tuk-tuk or auto rickshaw is a usually three-wheeled cabin cycle. You can hire them like a taxi.
Never ask for a price, otherwise they tell you a fantasy price or take you on a “shopping tour” across Bangkok. Tell them a price that you think is right.
When bargaining remember that transportation is cheap in Thailand. A ride across the city with the BTS skytrain costs ruffly 50 Baht.
First of all, use this type of transportation only if you want to kill yourself.
Motorcycle taxis are for short distance journeys. They drive between car rows and there’s basically no safety/protection. Like with the tuk-tuks, you have to know the fare otherwise you pay the farang price.
You can recognise them by the orange vests they’re wearing.
They usually wait in groups near the same shops and restaurants and corners of main streets during daytime.
Have a look at the following video about Motorcycle taxis by Tony from Thai-faq.com
Stay tuned for more upcoming posts about Bangkok and Thailand.