Tuk-Tuk Around the World

What is a Tuk-Tuk and how do we call it

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The Tuk-Tuk, a three wheel vehicle, probably a motorized development of the traditional hand pulled rickshaw, is nowadays a common form of urban transport in many developing countries in the world. They are mostly used in the big cities because they are best suited to narrows and crowded streets. Locally it is used to transport everything from crops to animals to everywhere: it is a kind of donkey in the modern times. In some countries, like Indonesia, they are present only in big cities but in most other countries, like Sri Lanka or Philippines, they are seen also in small villeges not only as taxies but also for family use.  Yes, we have noticed that they are licensed to operate as taxis and they are famously known as Tuk-Tuk by the tourists. Calling this way for convenience can be also accepted but ignoring the fact that each country has a proper name for it can’t be accepted anymore as it has became a big point of tourist attraction.  Here for you a list of ten countries and the way the locals use to call Tuk-Tuk.  

1. Three Wheeler in Sri Lanka
2. Raksha in Sudan
3.  Baby Taxi in Bangladesh
4. Mototaxi in Perù
5.  Auto Rikshaw (or sometimes just Auto) in India
6.  Tricycle in Philippines
7.  Trikyklo in Greece
8.  Rickshaw in Pakistan
9.  Tampo in Nepal
10.  Bajay in Indonesia


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