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Address: Battambang, Battambang 02360, Cambodia
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A must do in Battambang, but a bit of a tourist trap

We did the Bamboo Train in August 2015. It's US$5 per person and you are expected to tip your driver before getting off the train at the end of the tour. This was the main... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It's great to ride along the tracks on the improvised "bamboo train" and it's fun to lift it off the track and put it together again when you encounter another train coming your way. However, at the end of the track your driver will stop for 10-15 minutes at some village where you're literally hounded by kids (and a few... More 

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Roma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It can be fun, but in my opinion accidents are bound to happen, the rails are not mantained, with bumps and gaps, and the rickety contraption looks as if it will derail at any moment. And at the speed they run, it could entail serious injuries or worse. My advice: don't.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Do it now ,as it won't be here for ever, a fun and interesting way to travel , on a mat of bamboo that can be taken off its wheels and the engine also and turned around .a short, fast and fascinating trip ! A must in Battanbang

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Usd5 for entrance to be paid to the person in charge. The trip will take you to a small village at the other end where the duration was about 20minutes. Upon reaching, there will be a group of children prompting you to buy souvenirs. If you're kind enough, can buy from them. You dont have to stay at that pitstop.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Do visit this priceless experience. A police officer oversees payment. Tip the driver if you feel like it. We bought one can of coke between us and had a lovely chat with the family in the first shack on your right. The brick factory was worth walking around to if you like photography.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

When I visited Battambang last month the bamboo train seemed to be by far the most popular tourist attraction in the region. While a ride on the train is certainly an interesting and unique (albeit bumpy) experience I found it be over-priced and did not enjoy the souvenir vendors' hard-sell tactics at the village station. As others have indicated the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We did the Bamboo Train in August 2015. It's US$5 per person and you are expected to tip your driver before getting off the train at the end of the tour. This was the main reason for our visit to Battambang. it's a must do. You get to see the countryside and its a fun ride, sitting on the bamboo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Wow, where to start, you sit on a bamboo platform on a wooden carriage, on some old tank wheels and cane it along some bendy bumpy tracks to nowhere and back - it's fun ! The outboard motor slides back and forth on a stick (the clutch) to engage a fan belt, the driver revs it up to go fast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The bamboo train is very interesting in battambang when you arrive there you can get on the train from the station to next station. on the way you can see the good view from the outside and see many children the make the coconut leave, forest, good view on the way.

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Battambang Province, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My Tuk Tuk driver Mr James toke me here and he followed me to explained on bamboo train and also he told me about Children in the village when get off from train. He very very good and he knew much about Cambodia

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