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Address: Battambang 02360, Cambodia
Phone Number: 85578646068
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6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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This seemed a bit cheesy when I first heard of it, and almost took a pass, but I'm glad we went. Bumpy, high-speek ride for 3.5kms in, and the same on the way back. Be prepared... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
bpdoubleu
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Toronto, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Riding the bamboo train is lots of fun. A bit hard on the rear end but worth it. It is about a 2 mile ride and is a single track so when you meet another train you need to dismantle the train to them pass! Genius simple design! No roof so wear a hat and bring water.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a 5 USD tuk tuk ride from Battambang to the Bamboo train (and our driver showed us other places en route). Once there you pay 5 USD each for the ride on the 'train'. You sit on a cushion on a bamboo pallet, racing along the track at about 40 kph and stopping to dismantle the train when someone... More 

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Thank Nerns
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This seemed a bit cheesy when I first heard of it, and almost took a pass, but I'm glad we went. Bumpy, high-speek ride for 3.5kms in, and the same on the way back. Be prepared for the hard-sell at the end of the first phase, with school girls offering bracelets and many stall owners selling scarves and elephant pants.... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Myself and my husband rode this 'train' after we read about it , the locals must think tourists are rather strange to do this as apparently they only use it to transport goods.We were surprised by the speed of the thing and the bumpiness, nevertheless it was exhilarating as you went speeding through the countryside on the uneven tracks. We... More 

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Thank supermac060
Perth
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Give this bone rattling 4 km trip on a tiny engine powered bamboo flat bed train through the countryside of Battambang a try. It's a hoot. ( or should that be a "toot"?)

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Thank PerthSpray
London, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Speed down the old railway tracks on a set of wheels and a bamboo mat watching the countryside whizz by until you meet someone coming the other way, hop off, dismantle the train, let them pass, put your train back together, hop on again and whizz off. Great fun. Unused kiln at the end to visit.

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Thank Deborah P
Poole, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We rode the bamboo train (or 'nori' as the locals call it) while stopping over in Battambang. $5 per person got you a 20 minute ride each way, to a little village and back. At the village locals and children try to get you to buy refreshments and souvenirs, be warned the children are so damn cute. The ride itself... More 

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Thank TomJeffery_123
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had heaps of fun on the bamboo train! Something different to do, fun and relaxing :) Just beware that halfway through the trip you will stop at shops where people attempt to sell you food/clothes. Also, at the end of the ride you will be asked for a tip which I was surprised by given we had paid for... More 

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Thank Emily J
Austin, Texas
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99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I first rode one of these trains in 2010 and just came back after six years. This is simply a fun thing to do. The families who are involved have really made this quite the enterprise and seem to have improved their circumstances over the years. There are still kids perhaps not going to school and selling stuff at the... More 

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Thank MyAbundance
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is nothing special although it is something you have to experience. The journey at the beginning is fun but after a while it loses that and becomes boring.

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