Unusual vehicles from all over the world
• Unusual vehicles from all over the world
For us, as for the residents of most other cities in the world, buses, taxis and trains are a common means of transportation. However, there are countries in which to carry passengers used very non-standard solutions. See the most unusual vehicles from all over the world.
Canal Taxi (Thailand). These large and noisy boats that run in different directions through the network channels, every day in Bangkok by thousands of locals and tourists. (Photo: David Longstreath / AP).
Junks - the traditional Chinese boats with built-in motors are very popular means of transport in Hong Kong. (Photo: Kin Cheung / AP).
Suspension Railway operates in the German city of Wuppertal since 1901. "Hanging" train rides on the interval length of 13, 5 kilometers and daily carries about 82,000 passengers. (Photo: Action Press / REX).
Rickshaws are used in Japan since the nineteenth century and are an integral part of Japanese culture. (Photo: Junko Kimura / Getty Images).
"Amfibus" or amphibious bus (Netherlands). This versatile vehicle that can travel both on land and on water. Bus Amphibian puts about fifty passengers, and is a very popular tourist attraction in Rotterdam. (Photography: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images).
Bus-camel (Cuba). This vehicle came as a result of a convoluted bus connection with a truck. So the original bus, which can carry up to 300 people, has only recently been decommissioned. (Photo: Diego Giudice / Bloomberg News).
Segway (USA). This self-balancing electric scooter is a very popular vehicle in the United States. It was invented in 2001, Dean Kamen. (Photo: Stefano Buonamici / Bloomberg).
Maglev or magnetic levitation train that can reach speeds of 431 kilometers per hour, in Shanghai runs from the central area of the city of Pudong (Pudong) "Pudong" to the international airport. Maglev - the fastest train in the world. (Photo: Aly Song / Newscom / Reuters).
DUKW (Great Britain) - is another amphibious bus, which allows tourists to enjoy London and from the land, and the River Thames. (Photo: Oli Scarff / Getty Images).
felucca (felucca) - a traditional Egyptian sailing boat, made of wood. The Egyptians used felucca for a thousand years. Sailboats are an integral and important part of the Egyptian culture. (Photo: Greg Watts / REX).
trishaw (cyclo). These three-wheeled bicycle taxi used in Vietnam, mainly in the capital, Hanoi. With the bicycle taxi locals and tourists can move quickly in a crowded city. (Photo: KHAM / Newscom / Reuters).
Bamboo Railway in Cambodia. These improvised trolley to the motor are made from bamboo. They travel at speeds up to 40 kilometers per hour, and are one of the most economical ways to travel. (Photo: Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press / Corbis).
Barco de totora (Peru). These unique boats made of "totory" - cane growing in Peru, and are a popular means of transport among the local fishermen and tourists. (Photo: UIG / Getty Images).
Lifts (Chile). Wooden elevators were built in the port city of Valparaiso in the early twentieth century to transport people to the his district, which are located on the high hills. At present, elevators are mainly used by tourists who want to see the panorama of Valparaiso. (Photo: DC_Colombia / Getty Images).