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Bamboo Train

Address: Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia
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Ranked #9 of 17 Activities in Battambang
Type: Amusement
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We didn't really know what to expect for this, but we had a lot of fun hurtling through the rice fields! Well worth a visit.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We went in the late afternoon and got a 20 min ride out and another 20 min ride back...broken up with the obligatory tourist trinket stopping opportunity...and a pause for sunset photos across the rice fields. It costs $5 for the ride and probably the same again for a tuk tuk to take you and wait for your return. An... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was a fun experience worth doing if you're in Battambang, but probably not worth traveling just to see it (while the bat cave is definitely worth traveling to Battambang for). Be sure to visit the brick factory at the bamboo train's destination, down a short path and not sign posted. While it's not that exciting, there's nothing else at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Pretty off the beaten track but loads of tourists. I had a really friendly driver. It is so unusual wizzing along like Harry Potter on these small open cars that little engine pushing us along through the rice fields

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

It really relax to sit on there and smell the flowers, really thrill and excited with new experience. When other bamboo train coming then other need to take off from the road. It really interested.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

we visited the bamboo train as part of our day tour with Nicky Battambang Private Tours. It was a lot of fun. Very hot when we had to get off and wait while the one in the opposite direction went past but very pleasant when speeding along. At no time did I feel concerned about safety. You do get exposed... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Well I can understand other people if they tell you that the Bamboo Train is not 100% a must do in Battambang. We did it and I don't regret it, even if for a ride of 40 min you pay 5$. Positive things: - you won't find anything like this in Europe, it's a crazy and bumpy ride and you... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Colonial train tracks are used to transport tourists about 8 km into the country side. Fun with a group. At the end of the ride, villagers are eager, perhaps a little too eager to sell their stuff. We did a later afternoon ride and saw the sunset from one of the bridges.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a teeth rattling trip through the Cambodian countryside on a type of train that is low to the ground and open air. It's only one track, so if you're in a small group, expect to have to stop and take your "carriage" off the rail and wait for the trains coming the other way to go past before... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The train fare is government controlled (so no bargaining) and costs $10 per carriage, so if you have 4 people you split the cost between yourself. If you're a solo traveler, you have the option to wait for other people to join your carriage if you'd like. The journey takes about 15 minutes each way and you get off at... More

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