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Bamboo Train

Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Battambang
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

So much fun! Check this out before it's gone. The brick mill is also worth a look. A must see in Battambang.

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A chilled ride down a knackard set of rails left behind after French colonialism. The ride is terrible, you feel every bump but that's all part of it's endearing charm. It's really interesting to bare witness to a level of ingenuity and resourcefulness seldom seen in the west. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Riding the Bamboo Train is a must do experience in Batambang. It was very fun. If takes about 20 min to go to the other station, you have about 20 there and then you go back anothet 20 min.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Nice 7 km ride each direction in former rail line connecting Poipet to Phnom Penh. The tracks are bumpy and in need of repair but it's the scenery and creativity of the bamboo train that brought me here. For 1 train, $15 was worth it for 5 people!

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The actual trip on the bamboo train was a great experience but I'd recommend you to wear a hat if it is sunny as there is not shade. The only thing that annoyed me immensely were the kids midway. You have about a 20-30 minute stop and the minute you get off the train you have a huge group of... More

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

You Must Appreciate and understand how the Local Villagers have utilized an Old Rail Track into a money making machine. They have designed the Bamboo train to be dismantled in less than a minute by two people... sometimes one as well. You would love to travel on a bamboo Platform on a Railtrack in the middle of paddy fields, Sit... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Given that LP described it as one of the great rail experiences we were expecting something special! It's maybe fifteen mins on a bumpy track, train not even clearly made of bamboo-more metal than bamboo, and views fairly limited. The most interesting part of it was the impromptu tour around the brick making factory by the local kids. The tourist... More

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Meekatharra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was a brilliant experience - a must do when visiting Battambang. These things really move and the whole getting off for the oncoming traffic was unique.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Having read a few of the previous reviews of the Bamboo Train, e.g. reading about risk of being abandoned by your driver at the midway point, we were a bit put off at first. We thought we'd give it go anyway, armed with the knowledge that there might be a few hawkers at the other end of the line. We're... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

this is something that needs to be done before it is closed in the next year or so Being an older person who doesn't sit on floors well this was a challenge but they did find a footstool type piece which enabled me to participate it is a bit of a clanker as the rails do need some maintenance

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