Photos: 10 of world's most unique means of transportation

Apr 06, 2018, 05:58 IST
  • Photos: 10 of world's most unique means of transportation

    Trams, Kolkata: The tram system in Kolkata, operated by the Calcutta Tramways Company (CTC), is the only tram network operating in India. All pics/ AFP

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    Bamboo train, Cambodia: Tourists ride bamboo-lined flat trollies on one of Cambodia's abandoned colonial-era train tracks in Battambang. With a wooden platform jerry-rigged to a small engine, Cambodia's one-of-a-kind "Bamboo Train" delights tourists as it clatters through bucolic coun

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    Junk boat, Hong Kong: These are traditional Chinese fishing boats converted into motorised sailing vessels. Although not used as a primary means of transportation, Junk boats are used for leisure trips by tourists

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    Felucca boats, Egypt: These traditional wooden sailboats are said to be an integral part of Egyptian culture. Despite modernisation, the Felucca remains the primary means of transportation of the Nile River. This picture shows the felucca boats moored in the Nile at a marina in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor

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    Coco-taxis, Cuba: This is an auto rickshaw-type taxi vehicle seen in Cuba. The taxi generally carries two or three passengers at a time in bucket-style seats set just behind the driver's seat. The frame of the taxi rests on three wheels, with a fiberglass body and two-stroke engine.

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    Tul tuk, Thailand: Tuk tuks are open-air, three-wheeled vehicles that serve as one of the most prominent modes of transport for locals and tourists in Thailand. This photo taken on October 17, 2017 shows a tuk-tuk driver waiting for customers in a busy night district of Bangkok

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    Cyclo, Vietnam: This is one of the primary means of transport in Vietnam. Cyclos are three-wheel bicycle taxi that are mostly operational in Hanoi. This picture shows cyclo drivers waiting for tourists at the site of the former imperial citadel in Hue.

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    Jeepney, Philippines: This is one of the most popular modes of transportation in the world. Jeepneys are made from US Military jeeps that were left back after World War II. Board a Jeepney to get around in Philippines like a local

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    Maglev train, China: The Maglev (magnetic levitation) train is the fastest high-speed train in the world. These trains can accelerate and decelerate much faster than the conventional trains

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    Dog sled, Alaska: This is the age-old means of transport in Alaska. This mode of transport is still in use and is a popular tourist attraction. Plan a trip to Alaska in winter if you want to enjoy sledding

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Bamboo trains, junk boats, coco-taxis and these seven other modes of transportation from around the world are truly unique

 

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