Daily Wanderlust: the coolest tuk tuk in Chiang Mai

Written by on October 12, 2012 in Daily Wanderlust, Destinations - 4 Comments

I’d seen it before — this tricked out, pimped out tuk tuk — cruising along the moat road in Chiang Mai.

“I have to get a ride in that!” I said to my friend as it motored by.

Three weeks later, as I walk with people out of my favorite restaurant at Thae Pae Gate, I see it again.


We pile into the three-wheeled vehicle and head out, wind whipping the hair into our faces, music blaring.

Its got lights inside, lights outside and a driver behind the wheel who just knows his tuk tuk is the coolest tuk tuk in Chiang Mai, possibly Thailand.

Chiang Mai tuk tuk

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2010 she quit her job in PR to go on a solo backpacking adventure and tackle her 30-Life-Crisis. After seven months abroad, journeying throughout Europe and Africa, she returned to America and relocated to Las Vegas. Following a year-long stint back in PR, she once again quit her job to follow her dreams; this time her journey took her to the elephants and Elephant Nature Park where she is involved with raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. Recently, Diana was named a finalist in the Destinology Travel Bloggy Awards for travel writing. She has been a regular contributor to Viator and recently served as the Las Vegas contributor for OneTravel.com and CheapOair.com. Her work has appeared in print and online, including The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Vegas Seven, World Nomads and more.

4 Comments on "Daily Wanderlust: the coolest tuk tuk in Chiang Mai"

  1. Koren @ City Gal October 16, 2012 at 12:45 am · Reply

    Definitely didn’t see any of these during my travels in Thailand! It’s like a party in a tuk tuk! Certainly would have made my tuk tuk rides more enjoyable!

    • Diana October 16, 2012 at 10:06 pm · Reply

      I am so lucky to have seen it twice! Figured the second time I saw it, I HAD to hop in!

  2. Ally November 17, 2012 at 3:41 am · Reply

    Ha ha this is too cool

    • Diana November 18, 2012 at 12:01 pm · Reply

      Apparently, there is more than one in the city. But, I like to think it is the same one I saw originally since it is SO awesome!

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