Put up your hand and they’ll stop. Hop in the back with total strangers, and let the driver take you to your destination. You’ll be fascinated how many new people you’ll meet along the way. This elaborate design is based on the famous red songthaews (translated from Thai: “two rows”): the pickup trucks with two rows of back benches that go to every spot in the city.
Artist Wanchalerm Muenpang captured the charm and spirit of this popular type of transportation in our Chiang Mai Red Bus elephant.
This is the larger version of the elephant.