Daily Wanderlust: the coolest tuk tuk in Chiang Mai

Written by on October 12, 2012 in 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 an avid traveler who recently spent four years living as an expat. Most notably, Diana spent nearly three years in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked with Save Elephant Foundation to raise awareness about the realities of elephant tourism. Currently based in Las Vegas, Diana works in many industries as a publicist, social media expert, content creator and journalist. The founder of Vegans, Baby, you can normally find her hanging out at vegan restaurants around town, exploring the beauty of the desert southwest or camped out at a coffee shop banging on a keyboard. The co-founder of the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, Diana has spoken at conferences about travel blogging and responsible tourism.

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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