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U Bein’s Bridge Mandalay Region Pagodas & Monuments | Landscape | 0 comments

U Bein’s bridge is a teak structure (said to be the world's longest made of teak) that reaches almost 1,200 meters across the Taungthaman Lake.
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Over a thousand teak piles support the long walkway. The columns are said to have been removed from temples; however, over time some of them have been replaced by concrete piles. It is not a short walk across it and many locals make the walk to and from their homes daily. One of the best times to go is around dusk when there are fewer people and the bridge offers one of the most stunning photographic sites in the country. It was built when the capital of Innwa Kingdom was located in Amarapura.

Once you reach the end of the bridge, you will approach Taungthaman, which is a small town situated not too far from the bridge. Just past that you will come across the Kyauktwagyi Paya. This is located to the southeast of Mandalay Hill. It was built in the late 1800s and supposedly took more than 10,000 men to transport it 13 days from Ayeyarwady.

It is said that this large Buddha image is carved from a single block of marble, which would account for the need for so much manpower to move it.

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If you'd like to visit U Bein's Bridge as part of a tour, please check out our Ancient Kingdoms Tour and our Cycling Tour of Ancient Kingdoms Tour if you prefer to explore by bicycle. The tours are with Discovery Destination Management, one of the leading tour companies in Myanmar. If you'd like to see other tours we offer, click here

 

 


More attractions in Mandalay Region? Check out: Monasteries of Inwa

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