Memory a day #16 – Bamboo Train

After a failed attempt to find the bat caves, and much to the delight of my friend, we found ourselves ready to get aboard a bamboo train. What was a called a train was basically a few rows of bamboo tied together and placed on top four wheels with an engine at the back powering it forward. No seat belts. No protective gear. And excessive speeding. The journey was a ride to a village where you had the chance to explore a little as well as support the locals by becoming a patron at their restaurant or shop. The thing to keep in mind is that there is only one track and the trains use it to get to the village and back so they came up with a system. There were times were train were headed one way and times when they were headed the other but the system wasn’t perfect. At times you had a train stopped on the side of the tracks. Yes the trains came apart like lego pieces. There was the bamboo platform and two wheel axels. They would pick them off the track, wait for a train to approach, stop, help the sidetracked train back on, and then would both be on their way. Interesting system. Check out the bamboo trains in Battambang, Cambodia. You’ll want to experience it for yourself.

 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Amresh Kumar says:

    wow !! it’s amazing experience when you ride on like this.

  2. It was definitely a great experience. I recommend you try it if you are there 🙂

  3. Amresh Kumar says:

    If i will be there then Definitely i will try 🙂 Thank you !!

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