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

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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