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Bamboo Train

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Address: Battambang 02360, Cambodia
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+855 93 602 500
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05:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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USD 37.50*
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Half-Day Battambang City Tour and Bamboo Train Ride
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Unusual experience!

The bamboo train is, we understand, going to be closing up soon so we were happy to get a chance to experience it. It is transportation at its most basic where the entire train... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Dprosk
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Newton, Massachusetts
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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The bamboo train is, we understand, going to be closing up soon so we were happy to get a chance to experience it. It is transportation at its most basic where the entire train car consists of four pieces and two men can easily disassemble and reassemble when two meet coming opposite directions.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Bamboo Train was 👍🏽 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽! The best time to go is before sunset. I would definitely recommend this! Raw!!

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Thank Karen G
Dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The trains are not very comfortable and it can be quite dusty in the dry season. Nonetheless is gives an insight into how this ingenious mode of transportation worked. At the end of the outbound trip you can buy a drink at the 'station' and/or buys some t-shirts or other souvenirs.

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WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely loved this and for $5 can you really complain!? I'm going to address some of the issues other reviewers brought up. Do you have to pay $10 if you're alone? No. I went here solo and simply told them I wanted to share a train and pay $5 so they walked up to the next train leaving (a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As said by the others, this is a very touristic attraction with only one goal, take the maximum of money from your wallet. We decided to give it a try because it is not an usual experience. It is up to you.it is original but useless, dangerous and expensive. We refused to pay the final tip that they asked, 10$... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We read a few mixed reviews about the bamboo train but went for it. On arrival we were met by the police guard who explained the procedure fully and clearly. We paid the $10 (5 each) and were escorted to our 'train' and off we went. It was so much fun. We've read comments about 'health and safety' and excessive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The bamboo train was a great experience for just $5USD. I solo travelled but went with some folks from my hostel and everyone loved it! Drivers and staff were friendly.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dirty, busy tourist only attraction.. expensive, full of tacky souveniers and grotty food..sad really sad that such an unusual attraction should have gone down hill, rumours are that it will close soon. Also the baboo train is run on a small engine not by a hand

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Beechworth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was fast and fun but not dangerous. Everyone we saw on that trip loved it like we did. One of those rare experiences. A bit of a tourist trap? Yes. Giving help to poor locals? Yes. Fun? YES!

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Thank johnmemery
Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you're in Battambang, it was our first stop on our day tour and it's quite fun. It's a single track with lots of single carts going both ways so sometimes you have to get off whilst they take the cart off to let one go past. However in the village you're pestered to buy something... More 

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