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The "SONGTHAEW" (สองแถว)
can be found almost everywhere
in Thailand. The "SONGTHAEW" acts like a public transportation
delivering people and goods at whatever place but on a specific
journey agenda. The "SONGTHAEW"
can often be found near universities, markets, and so on...
They travel on short distance and use roads not accessible by buses.
At rush hours, "SONGTHAEW" are overcrowded with
people standing outside and grabbing the bars in order not to fall.
In the back, passagers
can seat on two benches. On the ceiling, there is a button to
press when a passenger wants to get off. The place near the
driver is also a place for the passengers. The traveller pays when
reaching the destination.
In a "SONGTHAEW", a seat reallocation
can happen when a monk needs to have a seat. Women cannot seat
near a monk as they could touch him if the vehicle brakes firmly.
Sometimes, some stools are set in the middle row.