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Address: Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia

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Fast, Hot, Fun

The train was fun and fast! I recommend everyone to do this in Battambang. However I have a few suggestions: Bring sunscreen or sun protection, there is no shade and you will be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The bamboo train is a fun thing to do in Battambang. You ride for a while (15 min?) through the bush. You stop at a little village where they expect you to buy stuff (they can be pushy).

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Woking, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

When I arrived in Cambodia I'd been given a travel advice note from the Australian government (a bit like our FCO advice) which warned that bamboo trains were dangerous and to be avoided! Nevertheless the two of us went on. You just turn up, the people get a couple of bogies, put them on the rails, fit the bamboo platform... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The train was fun and fast! I recommend everyone to do this in Battambang. However I have a few suggestions: Bring sunscreen or sun protection, there is no shade and you will be sunburned. Do not buy anything from the children at the end of the railroad, their parents do not send them to school because they can make money... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Basically, this is a fun ride once you get up a bit of speed, but beware you will be dropped at the stalls at the end of the line and left. Our driver said we would be there for ‘5 to 10 minutes’ but he disappeared for half an hour. I was annoyed as I missed seeing the Killing Caves... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Such a rush. Buzzing along at speed on a bamboo train. Had such a laugh doing this and had some great fresh picked honey comb at the stop at one end. Deco gotta do this again.

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Tolmie, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A great way to spend an hour or so. I had been on this "train" before, and this time wanted a friend to experience something we would never be allowed to do in our countries because of the Occ Health and Safety Rules. We were extremely lucky this time as we had a young lady driver and she was excellent.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Faster and louder than what you'd expect, lots of fun! The sights are not especially breathtaking but the experience as a whole is very unique and exciting. The course takes about 25 minutes and you stop for a drink at the other end where some souvenir shops are set up and then they take you back, everyone was really friendly... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I mean, there isn't a lot to do in Battambang and so this was a fun way to kill a few hours. It's certainly novel and especially nice around sunset time. Didn't like how you were forced to "rest" for 20 minutes at a local market, but hey, we are guests in their town.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

As everything else in Cambodia, policemen take advantage of the common villagers who actually do the work. There was one such officer around and when we were handling the cash and going towards him he did his little performance: 'No I don't take any money, please give it to HER'. HAHAHAH AS IF!! This guy was counting bundles of US... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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