Bamboo Train

Bamboo Train, Battambang: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Bamboo Train Reviews: 4/5

5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Welcome to Bamboo train Battambang ! Battambang Bamboo Train, mean norry or nori ( French word for lorry) is an improvised rail vehicle from Cambodia. Lonely Planet describes it as “Cambodia’s bamboo train”. Originally conceived as a logistical fix during the United Nations Transitional Authority of Cambodia period, the original “bamboo train” was a lorry system that operated on Cambodia’s rarely used northern rail line.
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JP1946
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Sit back and enjoy the ride!....
Nov 2020
The "bamboo train" is an interesting and enjoyable way of seeing something of Cambodia's rural landscape. The "train" is in fact a series of open-air trestles on wheels, formerly used to transport bamboo, but now used to whisk tourists briskly along through the hills, fields and countryside that is rural Canbodia. The trip takes about 20 minutes one-way, and you end up in at a small station located in a modern garden centre/ open-air concert venue, with colourful pergolas and pathways. There are a few tourist kiosks dotted around the perimeter run by enterprising locals, but otherwise nothing else much to do but await your return "train." The return trip is equally scenically interesting - and can sometimes be full of incident! Unless fully charged and up to speed, the little electric locomotives pulling the train can run out of "puff" on the steeper inclines of the narrow-guage track, leaving tourists wondering whether they will make it back in time for their bus! Scary - but an enjoyable way to pass an hour or so. (PS: Look out for the giant green cat!....)
Written September 29, 2021
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nikpowellll
Phnom Penh, Cambodia7 contributions
So much fun!
Aug 2020
Really good fun. It goes surprisingly fast. Would definitely recommend - there's not much else to do in Battambang afterall!
Written August 28, 2020
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DrJulieShaw
Melbourne, Australia65 contributions
Sensational!
Sep 2019
I wasn’t aware that this great attraction was still operating until I saw a reference to it on a travel program.
It’s been a while since I travelled on the train, it was a bit scary at the time but in retrospect, sensational.
We stopped on a bridge out in the middle of rice fields, had some cool drinks while other carriages passed by, while a wedding celebration could be heard in the distance, unforgettable!
Don’t miss it if you ho to Battambang!
Written August 12, 2020
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immaterialman
Phnom Penh, Cambodia139 contributions
So much fun
Jul 2020 • Couples
If you visit Battambang, you simply must :) it's good fun and it's a great way to see the Cambodian countryside.
Written July 10, 2020
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Todd and Kanha
35 contributions
Better than expected
Sep 2019 • Solo
The bamboo train was more fun than I expected. It is a short ride, about 15 minutes to the end of the line then turn around and ride back. The ride is a lot of fun and the scenery is beautiful. Give it a try, you'll enjoy it.
Written July 5, 2020
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TheHumbleTravellers
Greater Noida, India615 contributions
Nothing advanced but truly unique and magical
Dec 2019
Its all about going in past and experiencing old days transport. A unique 1 hr experience in which you will experience something very simple, nothing modern, nothing luxury but still something very very different.

If you have time and going through this area then its a must do activity.

It also helps the local community to ensure that this old treasure keeps running and generation comes to know of its importance in past.
Written May 24, 2020
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RC_luv2trvl
Waxhaw, NC21 contributions
something interesting to do while in Battambang
May 2020
I consider myself well traveled and will try to be unbiased here. This is one of those must things to do if your visiting BTB for the first (and probably only) time. It's an interesting experience and probably very enjoyable for a family with kids. You get to see the countryside in an open air bamboo cart traveling on real train tracks. If I had one suggestion, if possible try to time it for when the countryside is green (rainy season), it's much nicer scenery. The entire event takes about an hour and it's about $10 per cart. I enjoyed the experience and would recommend it . . . but once is probably enough if you know what I mean.
Written May 22, 2020
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Tim W
London, UK54 contributions
Unexpected fun
Dec 2019
I was a little wary of this as my creaking back did not relish the prospect of sitting cross-legged on a flat platform aboard an old railway bogey. We did this in the late afternoon which is the best time - less heat, beautiful light. Several times we had to get off & dismantle the bogey because of another bogey coming the other way. The destination was a souvenir stop, but was no great hassle. Return trip was also a delight as the light was golden. One small tip is to shut your mouth on the journey unless you fancy swallowing some insects!
Written April 24, 2020
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Ichdien000
Cardiff, UK512 contributions
OK Bit touristy but guess it puts something into the local economy
Mar 2020
As others have mentioned this is an OK fun type of trip but does give the impression of being just for the tourists - it's a straight ups and down run on an old rail line- worth a ride but don't expect too much
Written March 30, 2020
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JP1946
25 contributions
Specially for tourists.....
Mar 2020
I'm not too sure what the point of the Bamboo train is today - sure it had a point when set up to help workers transport their produce to market quickly & easily - but today it is just a tourist trap. The "carriages" aren't even bamboo!... For $5 you get to sit in a flat-bed trestle on a narrow-guage rail and are propelled along a 2.5k track by a two-stroke lawn-mower petrol engine. (NB: These can sometimes break down on the uphill stretches!). You eventually arrive at what seems like a very well kept garden centre (perhaps they should sell plants/flowers or local handicrafts here? - suggestion to management), but it is actually a concert venue. There is absolutely nothing else to do here otherwise, except await your return trip. The rural scenery along the track was however quite interesting, if average.
Written March 17, 2020
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