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Travel Guide > Asia > Burma/Myanmar > Mandalay > Amarapura > Sights & Attractions

U Bein's Bridge

  
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Spanning the width of the Taungthaman Lake, this winding 1.2km marvel is 200 years old but still sturdy (a testament to the strength of the teak used in its construction).

U Bein's Bridge looks marvelous at sunset  <span style='white-space:nowrap;'><img src='http://www.guidegecko.com/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click to enlarge</span>
 

Pictures of monks crossing it are almost a stock image of a visit to Myanmar.

It is best to visit around sunset when the setting sun frames the bridge and the trees that stand in the lake.

 

Type of place: Monument/Building
Location: Amarapura, Mandalay (Region/Taing), Burma/Myanmar







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