The Peninsula Bangkok has added a popular Thai conveyance to its hotel transportation fleet, with its very own exclusive Tuk Tuk. This intriguing three-wheeled taxi is a fast and fun way to get around that is synonymous with the exotic destination of Thailand. The hotel’s brand new, customised Tuk Tuk - complete with complimentary Wi-Fi, drinking water and cold towels on board for guests - is finished in signature Peninsula Green with comfortable tan upholstery that matches the hotel’s limousines.
The well-appointed Tuk Tuk joins The Peninsula Bangkok’s existing limousine fleet of ten BMW 730Lds and two Rolls-Royce Silver Spurs. Guests can also enjoy the convenience of The Peninsula Bangkok’s helicopter and fleet of four riverboats, which operate between the hotel and nearby piers, including one situated next to the city’s Skytrain network for easy travel around Bangkok.
Hotel guests can enjoy an exhilarating open-air ride in The Peninsula Bangkok’s Tuk Tuk when they enrol in the hotel’s Thai Home-Style Cooking Class, one of the exciting cultural and sightseeing tour options offered through The Peninsula Academy Programme. Guests will be whisked through bustling Bangkok to and from local markets to buy fresh ingredients to be used in their cooking class.
Named for the unmistakable ‘tuk-tuk-tuk’ sound made by its engine, the ubiquitous Tuk Tuk was invented in Thailand over 50 years ago and is today one of the most popular modes of taxi transportation in the country. Throughout the kingdom, from busy city streets to popular beach resorts, it is common to see four or five people tucked into the open-air passenger compartment, be they students on their way home, tourists or local residents.