Ko Paen Bamboo Bridge, Kampong Cham

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Traverse the captivating structure of Ko Paen Bamboo Bridge, as it bears pedestrians, motorbikes, and cars across the mighty Mekong River. Considered the longest bamboo bridge in the world, it can seem unstable on first impression, but taking a stroll or bicycle ride across the structure confirms its craftsmanship. At almost 1 km (0.6 mi) long, the impressive bridge has to be rebuilt every year, after the Mekong annually rises and washes it away. Consider a visit during sunset to make the most of attractive photo opportunities. See Ko Paen Bamboo Bridge and all Kampong Cham has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kampong Cham trip builder tool .
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  • Cool experience to walk over this man made bridge. Our kids tried fishing but didn’t catch anything.  more »
  • I loved cycling across this famous bamboo bridge and visiting the beautiful plantations and temples.  more »
  • A bridge made of bamboo always used! Construction of another time and very original. It's pretty funny to go through and see that cars use it always. Always its access are paying...
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  • The Bamboo Bridge is back! At this stage only for pedestrians, to walk across to Koh Pen and the ‘beach resort’! There is shaded parking here for Moto’s and bicycles and somebody there to keep an eye on them. There is a small arch in the middle just high enough for small boats to pass underneath. If you’re traveling by car or Moto and you want to explore the island further you can head further down the river to the new concrete bridge. They were putting the finishing touches on in mid March so it looks slightly nicer, and they are continuing with roadworks on to the island.
  • As per the local info: Theres no more bamboo bridge as it has been replaced with a concrete one.
  • Bridge is not as claimed they no longer exist. To go over it a great experience. All hand work around the entire 500 m. The bridge will be dismantled to the rainy season and then rebuilt every year. There is even a small Strandsbschnitt where you can go in the water at the other end of the bridge. Great experience here
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  • Going through this bridge feels great. This picture I took in December 2007 This is a bridge made from natural materials (not nails, steel, plastic ... even the column is also natural). However, this bridge can only use one season per year (can not be used during rainy season). Each year the bridge is remade.      Currently, the area is already building concrete bridges. In the future will not see bamboo bridge like this anymore. This bridge's wonderful feeling. This image I take, 12-2007 this is the bridge is made from natural materials (do not use nails, steel, plastic ... even wired column is also natural). However, this bridge is only used to be a season of the year (cannot be used during the rainy season the water lot). Each of the five bridges are made new again. Currently, this area is built of concrete. In the future will no longer see the bamboo bridge like this anymore.
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  • Too bad that the bridge no longer exists c been super walk on the bridge. You can fish the fish the on. And that we'll roll over with the bike it was bouncing. But it is paid cross it and now there is the concrete bridge no charm at all.
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