The World's Scariest Train Rides
Courtesy of the Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Republic of Indonesia
Argo Gede Train, Indonesia
The Ride: On the three-hour ride from Jakarta’s Gambir station to Bandung (the “Paris of Java”), you’ll wind through emerald-green mountains, deep river valleys…and across sky-high Cikurutug Bridge. The train slid off its tracks here in 2002—although, thankfully, no one was injured. Since then the railway authorities have amped up their commitment to passenger safety.
Insider Tip: Bandung is touted as a shoppers’ mecca, thanks to the discount boutiques lining Cihampelas Street. Most wares come direct from nearby factories, so prices are rock-bottom.