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Ayutthaya Style Tuk-Tuk - The vehicles known as Tuk-Tuks originated in Japan by Daihatsu. They were then subsequently produced in Thailand many years later evolving as a motorized relative of the rickshaw. The Tuk-Tuk was given its name from the rather rough sound of the early models. The single stroke motor powering the first three-wheelers had a distinctive hum when operating, and the "tuk-tuk-tuk-tuk-tuk" sound became a familiar sound to many in need of quick and convenient transportation in Bangkok. The technology and quality have improved over the years, while emerging as one of Thailand's most recognizable and identifiable symbols. Ayuthaya style Tuk-Tuks are built by hand, all the buyer has to do is turn up with the part of the old frame with the chasis number stamped on it and a new Tuk-Tuk is built around it.
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Ayutthaya Style Tuk-Tuk - The vehicles known as Tuk-Tuks originated in Japan by Daihatsu.  They were then subsequently produced in Thailand many years later evolving as a motorized relative of the rickshaw. The Tuk-Tuk was given its name from the rather rough sound of the early models. The single stroke motor powering the first three-wheelers had a distinctive hum when operating, and the "tuk-tuk-tuk-tuk-tuk" sound became a familiar sound to many in need of quick and convenient transportation in Bangkok. The technology and quality have improved over the years, while emerging as one of Thailand's most recognizable and identifiable symbols. Ayuthaya style Tuk-Tuks are built by hand, all the buyer has to do is turn up with the part of the old frame with the chasis number stamped on it and a new Tuk-Tuk is built around it.