The World's Scariest Train Rides

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Courtesy of the Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Republic of Indonesia

Steep climbs, creaky trestles, and cliff-hugging curves are part of the ride on these rail routes.

Argo Gede Train, Indonesia

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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.

The World's Scariest Train Rides

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.

Courtesy of the Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Republic of Indonesia [1] [1] http://www.indonesia.travel
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