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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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  • U Bein Bridge is only the world's longest teak bridge supported by over 1,000 teak pillars. The bridge is crossing Taung Tha Man Lake and suitated near the famous Maghagandayon monastery in Amarapura....  more »
  • We were there for only some hours in the afternoon for chasing the sunset (but it was too cloudy, so sad) The bridge was soooo crowded by tourists, especially the Taiwanese and Chinese. Some local guy...  more »
  • Wonderful time spent there, many tourists and locals wandering around this place. Nice sunset view and very windy.  more »
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  • Amazing and very long Ancient bridge.
  • Historic place, evening can be crowded with visitors. Very good for photographer. So sad to mention about the place, it is really dirty place full of plastics, dogs, betel nut spit and drinkers.
  • Cool bridge! Definitely worth seeing since it's one of the few things to see/do near Mandalay. But most of the bridge actually isn't over water (we went in December), and some of the bridge is now concrete instead of teak. We went at sunset when there are TONS of tourists but know people who went at sunrise and said it was less crowded.
  • This place is one of the prides of Myanmar Well known among foreigners Made of valuable Myanmar teak wood Nearly 200 years old There is Yadanarpon University in opposite end of the bridge
  • Nice place for watching sunset but little bit overcrowded. In the middle of bridge u can go downstairs and enjoy sunset in the chair and drink beer.