Daily Archives: October 10, 2011

Crazy Train: Battambang’s Bamboo Train

Overgrown Train Tracks for the Bamboo Train in Battambang, Cambodia

View from the Bamboo Train On my way from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh I stopped in a town called Battambang to see some of their Angkor temples and ride the famous (well famous might be questionable) bamboo train. During the reign of the Khmer Rouge the trains were discontinued but the overgrown tracks still remain in many parts of the country. In Battambang, the locals have developed their own system of transportation using these abandoned tracks. Overgrown Train Tracks Passengers sit on platforms built out of bamboo with engines attached to the back where the driver (who controls the … Read More

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