Northern Thailand’s ‘Samlor’ Drivers Refuse to Give up Pedaling

Unwilling to let this local means of transport obsolete, this group of samlors is determined to conserve the human-powered taxi as a symbol of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.

Northern Thailand’s ‘Samlor’ Drivers Refuse to Give up Pedaling

CHIANG RAI –  Three-wheeled bicycle taxi drivers (samlors) in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai refuse to abandon their long-held profession, trying to preserve one of the unique charms of the northern cities. There has been a substantial drop in the number of tricycle taxis, or ‘samlor’ in the two northern most cities,  from than a […]