in most major cities, there are a number of different options
and means available to visitors for getting around Khon Kaen
province, these include; motorcar hire, motorcycle hire, songthaews,
Tuk Tuk, Samlor and bicycle hire.
city Songthaew system circulates the main city streets. Songthaews
can be very convenient as they can also be privately hired
(with a driver) to take you wherever you want to go for a
couple of hours or a full day and/or night of touring.
with the Tuk Tuk drivers, bargaining is advised if private
hire is required. Expect to pay around 700 - 1,000 baht for
an eight or nine hour day.
heavy traffic and for short journeys, a ride in a Tuk Tuk
is not only a convenient means of transport, but moreover
an experience in itself.
Tuk are generally more expensive than Songthaews. Bargaining
the fare price is essential before setting out on your journey,
so as to avoid any misunderstanding later on!
Samlor is the original three-wheeled pedal trishaw. They are
great for short distances and a relaxing way to see the sites,
if time is not of the essence. Again, the fare should be bargained
for before setting out.
popular and eco-friendly way of getting around is simply by
renting a bike. Mountain bikes have become increasingly popular
in recent years and these, along with regular bicycles, can
be rented at several places within the city. Particular care
should be taken to ensure the roadworthiness of any bike rented.
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