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Amazing Cambodian Bamboo Bridge Rebuilt Every Year

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A 3,300 long Bamboo Bridge is taken down and rebuilt every year contains 50,000 sticks of bamboo, link Kampong Cham with Koh Paen Island.
A 3,300 long Bamboo Bridge is taken down and rebuilt every year contains 50,000 sticks of bamboo, link Kampong Cham with Koh Paen Island.
An incredible Bamboo Bridge in Cambodia around 3,300 feet long is taken down and rebuilt every year. The Bamboo Bridge contains 50,000 sticks of bamboo. It is built during the dry season to link the town of Kampong Cham with 1,000 families on Koh Paen Island across the Mekong River.
Due to fear of flood in the rainy season starting May till November, the locals dismantle the Bamboo Bridge and store all of the bamboos. When the bridge isn’t up, a ferry then takes people across the river. The constant building and dismantling of the bamboo bridge have taken place annually for many decades. And it was missed several times during the civil war in Cambodia.
The Bamboo Bridge is strong enough to accommodate motorbikes, cars, bicycles, and Trucks. The bridge is also providing facilities for pedestrians. So, for crossing the bridge locals charged 100 riel, which is only a few cents or one penny in sterling. However higher fee charged to tourists is up to 40 times more.
Hence once the dry season comes to an end. The bridge must be dismantled and stored as the strong currents of the Mekong are too strong for the crossing to survive. Though, it is unknown for how much longer the tradition of building and dismantling the bridge will continue.
Last year, a permanent concrete bridge was built by the Cambodian government further upstream, leading to fears the bamboo crossing would not return. But one traveler who visited Kampong Cham in April confirmed that the bridge was still there and still going strong but is narrower than before.
The bridge is rather less substantial than before, now carrying foot traffic only. well, suspect they let motos across as well, but I didn’t see that maybe it’s banned. Another TripAdvisor user explained that it currently costs $1 US to cross and that it costs a further $1 to walk a bicycle across.
Though, it is unknown for how much longer the tradition of building and dismantling the bridge will continue.
Though, it is unknown for how much longer the tradition of building and dismantling the bridge will continue.
Hence once the dry season comes to an end, the bridge must be dismantled and stored as the strong currents of the Mekong are too strong for the crossing to survive.
Hence once the dry season comes to an end, the bridge must be dismantled and stored as the strong currents of the Mekong are too strong for the crossing to survive.
However higher fee charged from tourists up to 40 times more.
However higher fees are charged to tourists up to 40 times more.
The bridge is also providing facility to pedestrians. So, for to crossing the bridge locals charged 100 riel, which is only a few cents or one penny in sterling.
The bridge is also providing facilities for pedestrians. So, for crossing the bridge locals charged 100 riel, which is only a few cents or one penny in sterling.
The Bamboo Bridge is strong enough to accommodate motorbikes, cars, bicycles and Trucks.
The Bamboo Bridge is strong enough to accommodate motorbikes, cars, bicycles, and Trucks.
The constant building and dismantling of the bamboo bridge has taken place annually from many decades and was only missed several times during the civil war in Cambodia.
The constant building and dismantling of the bamboo bridge has taken place annually for many decades and was only missed several times during the civil war in Cambodia.
Due to fear of flood in rainy season starting May till November, the locals dismantle the Bamboo Bridge and store all of bamboos.
Due to fear of flood in the rainy season starting May till November, the locals dismantle the Bamboo Bridge and store all of bamboo.

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Source: Daily Mail

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