Ayutthaya Style Tuk-Tuk - The vehicles known as Tuk-Tuks originated in Japan by Daihatsu. They were then produced in Thailand years later evolving as a motorized relative of the rickshaw. The Tuk-Tuk was given its name from the sound of the early models with single stroke motors powering the first three-wheelers. They had a distinctive sound when operating, and the "tuk-tuk" sound became a familiar to many in need of convenient transportation in Bangkok. The technology and quality have improved over the years, while emerging as one of Thailand's most recognizable and identifiable symbols. Ayuthaya style Tuk-Tuks are built by hand, with a special and distinctive style slightly different than its Bangkok cousins.