Tour bus driver Prapas Wongchua stands next to his coach decorated with giant anime characters in Nakhon Pathom province, near Bangkok, in Thailand. Photo: Tibor Krausz Tour bus driver Prapas Wongchua stands next to his coach decorated with giant anime characters in Nakhon Pathom province, near Bangkok, in Thailand. Photo: Tibor Krausz
Tour bus driver Prapas Wongchua stands next to his coach decorated with giant anime characters in Nakhon Pathom province, near Bangkok, in Thailand. Photo: Tibor Krausz
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Thailand tours in style: buses painted with superheroes, cartoon characters and Buddhas help attract customers in competitive market

  • ‘You need to be like a peacock to be noticed,’ one bus driver says of coaches covered with everything from Doraemon to Freddy Krueger to Buddhas
  • Many buses get glammed up on the inside too, with speakers and disco lights encouraging passengers to sing and dance

Topic |   Thailand
Tour bus driver Prapas Wongchua stands next to his coach decorated with giant anime characters in Nakhon Pathom province, near Bangkok, in Thailand. Photo: Tibor Krausz Tour bus driver Prapas Wongchua stands next to his coach decorated with giant anime characters in Nakhon Pathom province, near Bangkok, in Thailand. Photo: Tibor Krausz
Tour bus driver Prapas Wongchua stands next to his coach decorated with giant anime characters in Nakhon Pathom province, near Bangkok, in Thailand. Photo: Tibor Krausz
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