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U Bein Bridge
U Bein Bridge

U Bein Bridge

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Longest Wooden Bridge Length: 3,960 ft. Steel corrodes, concrete cracks, so could a wooden bridge actually hold up better than anything built today? Don’t look too closely at the ... Read more
log pilings of the 264-year-old U Bein Bridge and you might believe it. Made almost entirely out of teakwood reclaimed from a former Ava Kingdom palace (allegedly) by the mayor who lent the bridge his name, the three-quarter-mile walkway zigzags 15 feet above mud flats and is resplendent at sunset. Today it remains an important passageway over Taungthaman Lake and is often populated with monks, fishermen, and the ever-more-common Western tourist.

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Constanta

The famous U Being bridge aka the longest and oldest wooden footbridge in the world, is a huge draw when visiting Mandalay. Just a 30 minute ride south of Mandalay in Amarapura, you can walk along the 1.2 km length of the bridge spanning over Lake Taungthaman. Watch your step, it’s a bit unsteady in some places.

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want to buy an owl as a pet?

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U Bein Bridge is located near Mandalay, in Amarapura. The bridge is about 1.2km that crosses the Taungthanan Lake. It is said to be the oldest and longest bridge in the world which is made of teak wood.

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A day-trip out of Mandalay should included a visit to the famous U Bein Bridge. Built in the 19th-century, it is said to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world. Still used today by locals and tourists alike. Great for photography buffs!

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Longest Wooden Bridge
Length: 3,960 ft.

Steel corrodes, concrete cracks, so could a wooden bridge actually hold up better than anything built today? Don’t look too closely at the log pilings of the 264-year-old U Bein Bridge and you might believe it. Made almost entirely out of teakwood reclaimed from a former Ava Kingdom palace (allegedly) by the mayor who lent the bridge his name, the three-quarter-mile walkway zigzags 15 feet above mud flats and is resplendent at sunset. Today it remains an important passageway over Taungthaman Lake and is often populated with monks, fishermen, and the ever-more-common Western tourist.

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Go at sunset. The longest teak bridge in Asia! Gorgeous for photography.

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