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Bamboo Train

Address: Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia
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Ranked #8 of 18 Activities in Battambang
Type: Amusement
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Bendigo, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Get in quick before this icon disappears to future rail development! A ride on the bamboo train is a must, it's fun, unusual and creative all at the same time. I loved particularly how they go about letting an oncoming train carriage pass on a single line track. But I won't ruin the surprise for those who have not yet... More 

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Everyone must do it once..now that I have done it 3 times I wouldn't mind not doing it again but if friends want to, I'll go again! Make sure you get a cushion for your backside before you leave the station!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

It's a good thing to do but not if you have back problems. Not much at the other end so it's a quick stretch and then after 10mins you will no doubt be ready to return More a novelty than a must do

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The bamboo train is in fact a norry, with a bamboo pallet set atop steel wheels and two axels. Powered by a whiny lawn motor engine, tourists go on the one-way track to a small village with a brick factory. Children try to sell some souvenirs and you can also buy drinks, snacks and souvenirs.

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Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

A must do in Battambang. Whizzing through Cambodian countryside on a bamboo covered trolley, powered by a motorbike engine, on a disused railway track couldn't have been more fun. As long as you can manage to sit cross-legged for half an our, that's all that's required.....just enjoy the ride!

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Rickety ride on a small bamboo platform speeding down colonial era railtracks powered by a small engine. The fun part is when your driver has to give way to incoming "train". Oh you've to do this before the Cambodian government fixes the rail system.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is is a must for anyone visiting Battambang, but not for the faint-hearted. Staff very friendly, as they assemble your 'carriage'. You sit on a bamboo platform on cushions and then hurtle along a single track line with the help of a lawn mower engine. Great fun when you meet someone coming the other way.........won't spoil the surprise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is a unique train consisting of a bamboo pallet, two old rail axles and a two stroke engine. It's more fun than a ride at the carnival, as these trains hurtle down the old rails. At the end end Of the run, local kids will take you to see the rice mill and brick works, whilst they give you... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you find yourself in Battambang, I guess you've got to ride the Bamboo Train. And not wishing to be left behind, that's exactly what we did and we're glad we had. The tuk tuk from central Battambang takes about 15-20 minutes and on arrival you're met by a member of the tourist police (our guy had comedy 1980s Mikhail... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This was so much fun! A little expensive in my opinion and I don't know what is done with all the money but a wonderful piece of history to be seen. This was supposed to have been removed by the government mid 2014 so I was glad I got the chance to experience this small feat of engineering brilliance before... More 

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