Villagers in Phuket are now ready to drive tourists around in their modified motorcycles as part of a community-based tourism package, including a stop at Mai Khao Beach where tourists can closely observe aircraft landing.
These sidecar and roofed motorcycles known as saleng are owned by villagers at Ban Mai Khao community in Phuket, who are now ready to offer Thai and international tourists a fun form of travel when they wish to visit the famous Mai Khao Beach.
The beach is located just off Phuket International Airport’s runway, and provides a perfect spot for planespotters to snap photos of aircraft on their approach to landing at the airport.
Ban Mai Khao community‘s Vice President of Tourism Manit Saithong said today the community anticipates visitors will soon be back as the COVID-19 situation has greatly deescalated.
These saleng taxis will transport visitors to and from Mai Khao Beach, as well as other community-based tourism attractions, such as the last rice farm on Phuket, a buffalo farm, or a cicadidae catching activity. Visitors can book these activities at the Saleng Taxi stand in Phuket. (NNT)