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We went on the old train.
Kids really enjoyed the ride there.
But you end up stuck in a small “market” for about 20 minutes while locals try sell you stuff. It was a bit uncomfortable.
It’s good as part of a tour.
This is a good way to see the local countryside. The bamboo train used to be a way for the local villages to transport produce into Battambang markets. Nowadays with roads and tuk tuks it’s mostly just used for tourists. It’s an interesting trip to...More
It's a bit of a tourist trap as you pay to go up the railway line then literally turn around and come back. That being said it's different, fun and something you'll probably never do again. So worth a visit if your doing a day...More
The "new" railway is on a modern purpose built tourist site in Banan District, about 25 kilometers from Battambang, near the much older Banan Temple.It employs manyof the villagers from the "old" railway. The original Bamboo Train ran on a single track which has since...More
There are, confusingly, two bamboo trains now. We went to the ‘old’ one 3km from town, run by locals. It is pretty new as well but not the ‘new’ city-run version which is further out and not as good, according to all the guides. A...More
Highly recommend going on the bamboo train!
When you get there though we had the owner try to make us pay $7 each but it’s actually only $5! If this happens to you just say you know it’s only $5 and then you won’t have...More
Not sure why people are saying it’s a tourist trap .
It’s the original old one on the original track . All they have done is fix up the train tracks . It’s great we had the best time. I highly recommend it .
The ride was quite short, and when you stop off for a break at the village it’s just people trying to sell you stuff. The train is more of a cart as well, the rice fields just look like long grass, but it’s pretty fun....More