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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Sao Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The land scape may be the highlight of this attraction but the train experience has nothing else interesting. The way they organize the departures and arrivals is also very unconfortable because it is one way trail and wagons go back and forth at any time, so very often you have to get off from your train to let the others... More

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Battambang, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a unique feature of Battambang and a big tourist attraction. It costs $5 per person. The journey to the mid-way point is about 15 minutes (I think) however you may get interrupted on the rail and have to jump off to let an oncoming cart through (if they outnumber you, or carrying a load of items e.g. motorbikes!).... More

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