U Bein Bridge, Amarapura

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. To visit U Bein Bridge and get the most from your holiday in Amarapura, create itinerary details personal to you using our Amarapura driving holiday planning app .
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  • October 6, 2017
    The sunset was really very very nice. Also the colours with the clouds in the sky had been worth on the bridge to be. Many tourists, both local and international, come here to watch the sunset. You can admire him on a small boat or from the bridge. On the bridge, there are always small sellers who offer drinks, snacks and souvenirs.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Sunset at this bridge is very nice, the best thing to do is to take a boat if you want to take good photos, especially at sunset. Many stores memories aside in Amarapura.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Teak bridge. Obligatory sunset, is full of romance, is a must-see...
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  • July 12, 2017
    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 😣
  • July 5, 2017
    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.
  • July 17, 2017
    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.
  • July 13, 2017
    This place is one of the famous tourist attraction for Mandalay region
  • June 29, 2017
    This is the must place if you go to Mandalay...sunset is really beautiful...

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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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