Typical Thai Bus! No.... really!

Thai Bus

This bus is outrageous, and the first time you see one like it blasting past you on a busy Thai highway you might be forgiven for thinking that someone had slipped something into one of your drink. But soon you will realize that it is necessary if you own a bus in Thailand to make it look at least as crazy as this.

If you haven't seen one of these buses before this article and attached photos should give you some idea.

Before today I'd only seen these from the outside, and to my amazement the interior is even more outrageous. To be polite we asked the owner/driver of this bus if we could take a few pictures for the site, and were delighted when he offered a full tour.

Crazy paint job

Obviously very proud of his machine he described the features and fittings installed throughout, including disco lights, a DJ station, an air-conditioned sleeping compartment, DVD/CD auto changers, and a plethora of amplifiers which he assured us could make the music "very loud."

We got away without a demonstration of the sound system, which is a good thing because I don't like bleeding from the ears.

It's tacky, it's crazy, and it's outrageous, but somehow machines like the "Khunpolkaew Champion" make driving in Thailand interesting and the roads wouldn't be the same without them.

You can click on the images below to enlarge them. Enjoy.