• GOING FOR A WALK IN BATTAMBANG
  • GOING FOR A WALK IN BATTAMBANG

    The Bamboo “train”, which, it is not such thing, is only a platform resting over to axes with four wheels connected by a string to a grass cutter engine. Riding this “train” is very nice, funny and noisy.

  • GOING FOR A WALK IN BATTAMBANG

    The train goes pretty fast, around 40km/h, which, knowing that the railways are very old and twisted, makes you imagine this trip similar to the first roller coaster ever.

  • GOING FOR A WALK IN BATTAMBANG
  • GOING FOR A WALK IN BATTAMBANG

    The ride is 7 km go and back. During this route, when two bamboo train meet in opposite directions, what happens very often, one, the less loaded, has to be dismantle to let the other continue with the way.

  • GOING FOR A WALK IN BATTAMBANG
  • GOING FOR A WALK IN BATTAMBANG

    At the end of the first way we met a wedding; the bride and the groom, both absolutely dressed up, shared loving looks over the bamboo platform that was decorated with cheering white balloons. Even they had to give way to other trains.

  • GOING FOR A WALK IN BATTAMBANG

    Battambang has some rare case of buddhist constructions that survived the khmer rouge period.

  • GOING FOR A WALK IN BATTAMBANG

    Wat Phiphtaram.

  • GOING FOR A WALK IN BATTAMBANG

    Wat Damrey Sar.

  • GOING FOR A WALK IN BATTAMBANG

    Wat Kandal.

  • GOING FOR A WALK IN BATTAMBANG

    These are wats full of life, surrounded by many smaller buildings that provide the monks with spaces to sleep and study.

  • GOING FOR A WALK IN BATTAMBANG

    It is very interesting entering those spiritual places full of daily life.

  • GOING FOR A WALK IN BATTAMBANG

    Something really special was biking around the city. Battambang, the second most populated city in Cambodia, has also some of the best preserved French colonial buildings.

  • GOING FOR A WALK IN BATTAMBANG

    Some of the best examples can be found along the riverside.

GOING FOR A WALK IN BATTAMBANG

Date: 15-18 Feb Skills: ISL - LSE, ON WHEELS, the route

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