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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  • Bridge tek with a length of about 1 km. When we went it was the release of students who had managed at the University.
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  • The lake has no water in dry season so it’s not too amazing for me. You should try to visit it at rain season where all around are water, I only see it in others’ pictures though.  more »
  • Passage on this bridge for the weekend, and it's one of the places where we saw really many Burmese do tourists and have a good time! families were many, young people formed couples by hundreds! Married were being photographed, all in the waning light of evening. A very nice, living place that changes of pagodas and the fervor that is out there. The evening ends with a pirogue tour to admire the sunset.
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