U Bein Bridge, Amarapura

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Bridge · Tourist Spot
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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  • If staying in Mandalay take a grab or taxi for a drive down to visit the U Bein Bridge. You will not be disappointed. It makes for a nice long walk if you wish to venture all the way across. Plenty...  more »
  • Although a lot of people come here in the evening to admire the sunset we visited during the day & were very pleased that we did or we would have missed all the interesting agriculture of the area...  more »
  • Wonderful place for pictures at sunset from a boat on the water. Definately worth a visit in the early evening  more »

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