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Address: Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia

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Great quirky attraction that would never be allowed in europe. Rickety bamboo trains rattle down equally rickety tracks propelled by little 2 stroke engines. There's only one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The bamboo train itself was very cool, interesting to see them taking it on and off the track, and nice to see the Battambang countryside - personally I thought that it was a bit of a scam to get you to shop. it's about a 20-30 minute journey to get to a very small village which is only small huts... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great quirky attraction that would never be allowed in europe. Rickety bamboo trains rattle down equally rickety tracks propelled by little 2 stroke engines. There's only one track so right of way goes to whoever has the most 'carriages' in transit. Need to give way? Everybody hops off and dismantles the bamboo train into its 4 or 5 component parts.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

To echo several other reviewers, this is a bizarre, quirky tourist attraction but should be on anyone's Battambang 'to see/do' list. It's almost impossible to describe - you sit on a bamboo mat, on a platform which sets atop a couple of axles, propelled by a small engine driven by a young man who uses his feet and some sort... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It is an amazing experience. The tracks are all over the place and the trains are assembled as you watch. The first few minutes are hair raising as you can't believe they stay on the tracks but somehow they do :) Go early as it gets very hot in the middle of the day.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Bamboo Train is a fun activity in Battambang. It takes around an hour to ride on the train (depending on the number of times you have to stop for people coming in the other direction) so for $USD5 it was quite good value for money and a great way to see the countryside. It would be best after the... More 

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Ruthin, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I arrived here simply because my tuk tuk driver decided to start my your here: I had no idea what to expect and was pleasantly surprised! Although $10 is pretty expensive here, the forty minute round trip plus additional time at the 'other end' to buy souvenirs or drinks -or friendship bracelets of course - had me smiling all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

i left my hotel at 7.30am and was one of the first on the train. Also it was nice and cool at that hour. Later in the day would have been unbearably hot (March). Other reviews have explained the ride and all I can add is - just do it!!!!!!! I'm 64 years old and did it on my own... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Wanted this to be great. Really. $5 to get on and off an uncomfortable platform and stand in the hot sun. The saddest part is you pay a uniformed, armed police man who clearly has no part in the operation for the pleasure, and you stop at the end for just enough time to be harassed by children to buy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A bit noisy, pretty uncomfortable, but surprisingly fun. Not much happens but its something different. Two sets of axles are built in front of you, a bamboo platform put on the top, a (thin) cushion to sit on, a motor strapped to the back axle and away you go. If you meet someone coming the other way either your or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My 'ride' on the bamboo train was such a contrast of emotions! Scary because you could see the kinks in the track and the speed that it was going on such a fragile set up. Fun because it was so different than anything I had experienced before. I loved the ride. Our guide took us on a tour of the... More 

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