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U Bein Bridge, Amarapura

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Gently curving across Taung Tha Man Lake, U Bein Bridge stretches 1.2 km (0.75 mi)--making it among the largest wooden bridges in the world. Erected on close to 1,100 pillars in the mid 19th century, the strong timber structure was built using teak from a dismantled teak palace. The footbridge provides an important passageway during flood season, but locals and monks use the bridge as everyday traffic. Chat in few resting areas, or watch fishers drawing their nets. Reflected upon the still surface of the lake, the bridge makes a popular photo opportunity. You can cross it by bicycle when it is not busy. U Bein Bridge is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Amarapura Edition.
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  • You Bein is known the longest teak bridge in the world. You can walk the 1.2 km long bridge, but you can also sail with a boat a round by 45 minutes (we paid 10000 Ks for four people, the maximum number of for one boat) and you then let off at the halfway at the bridge and then a few hundred metres. Sunset shines here be beautiful, but that's almost everywhere the case here.
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  • The U Bein Bridge is pretty iconic of Myanmar so most tour companies would feature this as part of their itinerary. It's ok enough as a short visit or as part of a boat ride on the lake as there isn't...  more »
  • If you have to get that iconic sunset shot then this is the place. It has definitely got a reputation for tourists and you will see a lot there but you will still get some great shots. There is a mark...  more »
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  • This place is quite a bit out of town but it's really cool. Made of old teak wood! Nice to walk across and afterwards hang out and get a drink by the waterfront. And hopefully find someone to take you back into town! Weren't many options for us to get back 😣
  • We went that bridge two times in two days. First day, we went at evening around 6:00PM and so crowded. we did get clear shot photo on that evening. Next day morning we went there again between 6:00AM & 7:00AM. It is so beautiful with sun rise. That is a good time for photographer.
  • Gets incredibly crowded at sunset, especially for a Buddhist holiday or full moon. If you want a good photo skip the sunset and take a sunrise tour instead.
  • This place is one of the famous tourist attraction for Mandalay region
  • This is the must place if you go to Mandalay...sunset is really beautiful...

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Where to stay in Amarapura

Amarapura proper currently has no accommodations licensed to house foreign visitors. As such, travelers wishing to make a trip to Amarapura stay in Mandalay. There, you can find some particularly characterful and well-appointed hotels throughout the town, but particularly in the Royal Palace area. In addition, standard options like budget hostels and guesthouses all put you within easy reach of Amarapura and the main sights of Mandalay.
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