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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  • Especially at sunset a great experience. It is recommended the bridge from under the visit! On the bridge there is a hive of activity!
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  • It's not that impressive and we were there on a Sunday and there were a lot of events around the bridge. Hundreds of people (tourists and locals) on the bridge and dozens of people who have a stand on...  more »
  • Very picturesque wooden structure about 45 minutes from Mandalay. Best time to go for the full effect, and especially for photographs, is about 30 minutes before sunrise, when there are fewer tourists...  more »

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