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The Thai rickshaw is called "SAMLO" (สามล้อ)
in Thai language. It means "three wheels".
It is a kind of bicycle with a trailer behind.
Up to two
persons can be carried depending on the strength of the driver.
That kind of transport has disappeared from Bangkok
but still remains in a few Thai cities such as Kanchanaburi, Khon Kaen, Udon
Thani, Nan, Phrae, Nakhon Pathom and Nong Khai...
Since year 1965 there are no more rickshaws in Bangkok.
The journey fee shall be negociated before
departure and paid on arrival.
Bicycle rickshaws were gradually replaced by Tuk-Tuk or three-wheeler auto rickshaws.
Over decades, rickshaw job has evolved from rickshaw puller,
bicycle rickshaw driver, auto rickshaw driver. It has always being considered as a lowest
In the past, it was very frequent to see rickshaws in front of standlone theaters.
Once the movie was over, rickshaws were bringing patrons back to home.