Phnom Penh To Kampot By Train

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The train station in Phnom Penh was good enough that I could see the ticket counter and the trains. Our train had one engine, two passenger cars, one generator car and a scooter compartment. Most of the people sat in the 1st class car and maybe 1 person was in the 2nd class. There were 22 people that I counted in the 1st class car including us. It was the 1st class car that was from the 1960’s and took them 16 years to fix all of it.

The ride was bumpy and rocky. It would rock from back and forth. I felt excited when I got on the train and there was “Wipe Out” on the TV for the first quarter. When I looked out the window I could see wide open rice fields and farms. There were little kids swimming in the ponds that were dug to collect rainwater that would be used during the dry season. We played Crazy Eights and Go-Fish for most of the ride and had a bread and cheese snack.

We got to the Kampot station when it was dark. We called a tuk tuk to take us to the Blue Buddha Guesthouse that was around ten minutes away.  The lobby had lots of stuff to buy, like dried mango, dried pineapple and more. The room that we had was nice, clean and had a fridge. I went to sleep after we got back from supper.

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One thought on “Phnom Penh To Kampot By Train

  1. A train car from the 1960’s would have been a classic, I am sure! It is good it was fixed for modern use rather than just junked. Nothing like friendly card games to help make a train ride pass more quickly. Sounds like tuk tuks are easy to access everywhere which is great for the many weary traveller in a new country. I was wondering how many different guest houses, condos, houses and hotels you have stayed in since you first arrived in Asia.

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