A pleasant few hours experiencing a ride on home made rail transport. Slightly uncomfortable, but worth the trip for the scenery and the experience. Well managed too
I heard about this a few years back and when my girlfriend booked our trip to Cambodia, I insisted we go to Battambang simply for this. It was a great decision. Getting there is fairly simple, about a 10 minute Tuk Tuk ride from town, I believe the whole day of tuk tuk cost around 20 dollars, that included the... More
I thought this was kinda boring. It's just a 15minute ride down an old rail line. It would have been way cooler if it didn't have all that brush surrounding the tracks, so you could look out over the vast expanses of rice fields. Otherwise, it's just like how it sounds, a 15min ride along a straight piece of rail,... More
Was glad this was still available during my visit. Had a great morning and it was certainly a different experience to what we can have in some countries now. Reminded me of the fun I used to have as a child without all the so call "safety constraints" which take away all the fun. Great to feel the "wind in... More
A real blast! Been on the train twice now and found it really exhilarating and great value. Ask your tuk tuk driver to put the tuk tuk seat on the train, makes for a more comfortable ride.
i'm not normally used to participate to such kind of excursion but it seems like you have no choice while staying in Battambang...i did it my way aniway and didn't buy the excursion at the hotel while just stopped a tuk tuk on the road and paid half the price they were charging me at the hotel. The excursion was... More
$5 return from hotel, train cost $5 each when you arrive. Expect to tip or buy something when you stop. Local children show you the rice factory & a local stall is set up with a few items for sale. Try to go early before it gets too hot
I find the trip to Battambang and the bamboo train ride a different experience compared to the insightful museum visits in phomn Phen. If you want something more light hearted and would like to take a look at countryside life, you might want to consider going for this. Seeing how the bamboo train is being operated is quite memorable too.
The bamboo train would be funny if it lasted a little less time ! First you spend 20/25 minutes (going down the train every time another one comes face to you) and then you reach a village where people are only waiting for touriss to spend their dollars on souvenirs and then you come back and it just seems to... More
We arrived by tuk tuk and paid $10 us for the ride for my mum and I. The bamboo train is a flat bed made out of bamboo run my a small motor. It is a one way track and when there is a returning train the train stops and passengers have to get off and the drivers take the... More
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