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Address: Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia

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Great fun! Unique ride - go whilst you still can!

Great little thing to do tuktuk cost $5 return and will wait for you. Bamboo train is $5/person (19th April) return. We did this early morning around 7.30/8am as we'd been told... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I and my friends visited Battombang and we found a big fun riding on the bamboo train. We departed from the start and ended to the stop station, lucky us there was a local boy brought us a bit through the village to see the local real lives at there before we returned to the start station again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great little thing to do tuktuk cost $5 return and will wait for you. Bamboo train is $5/person (19th April) return. We did this early morning around 7.30/8am as we'd been told anything past 9.30 and it really starts hotting up. Was great, we climbed aboard a bamboo raft and whizzed our way down the rickety rails, its amazing how... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had loads of fun on our train. Good experience for a morning or afternoon. Nice little market where you can buy some drinks, fruits and clothes. Maybe a little bit expensive for one ride but I have to admit that we didn't try to pay less and we probably could have....

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had a blast on the Bamboo Train. The flat bed had cushions and was rather comfortable. It was speeding along the rickety track, some bugs flying into our faces, getting on and off to allow another car to get by, all different and fun. We got soaked with water because it was the Cambodian New Year and people buy... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Cheap entertainment. At $5 each for the ride to the end and back this is a fun way to spend an hour or so. Speeding along the rail track on the bamboo platform was great fun. Meeting another train coming the other way means someone has to get off dismantle and let the other past. You wont experience this anywhere... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Yes, price for a trip up a railway was a bit steep at $5, and yes, very touristy, but where else can you ride a train with the platform made from bamboo and have to watch as the workers disassemble them should there be one coming from each direction? For sheer amusement factor, I think it's well worth a go.

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This isn't my first bamboo train experience, so I kind of got bored with this. Made me actually regret taking the bamboo train. If you are in Battambang and got nothing to do, this might be fun for you. Or if you don't have this in your country (Yes, we used to have this in our country and it was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I was here on April, dry season and landscape was not that pretty. The guard there, seems to know just a little enough about each country that visits the place.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Really enjoyable 30-40 minute ride on an improvised carriage through the outskirts of Battambang. Yes it's touristy but it's a unique experience and by all accounts one that'll soon disappear once works commence to reopen the railway.

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southampton , United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I loved this maybe because I had an awesome driver, went for about 430 in the late afternoon my driver spoke English and answered any questions I had, the ride is bumpy but I liked that as it felt like a theme park ride with no seat belt. At the end I was under no pressure to buy anything from... More 

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