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Address: Amarapura, Township of Mandalay, Amarapura, Myanmar
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Wooden sculpture over lake that people walk across

Picturesque wooden walkway suspended between stout wooden poles, and billed by locals as the world's longest wooden bridge, this structure is certainly the longest and narrowest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Picturesque wooden walkway suspended between stout wooden poles, and billed by locals as the world's longest wooden bridge, this structure is certainly the longest and narrowest I've walked across with NO railings on either side. Despite large crowds pushing past and people peddling bikes across, I did not see anyone fall off. The view of the lake and surrounding countryside... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went there during the water festival.it was tòo crowded to enjoy the view. Though the boat ride was alright.

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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We walked the old teak footbridge 1.5km constructed from reclaimed teak. Disconcertingly for the western traveler much of the crossing is without safety rails but the bridge is wide enough for 4 people abreast and no innocent westerners were harmed in the crossing. Sat at the halfway bars to drink Myanmar beer and fresh coconuts as the sun set behind... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Having seen it on so many pictures it was cool to actually be able to walk on it. A special feeling. A rainbow of people, dogs and colors.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

You won't regret it especially if you've a good camera & really good at taking pictures at the right angles. This bridge is best to visit either at sunrise or sunset. You'll have to 'mix' with the crowd of locals crossing, but you'll be happy to know that they're very friendly people and always obliged to help take pictures of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We went there from Mandalay city centre. Taxi arranged by hotel for 15000kyats (return trip). The driver is very kind and nice. He brought us to Mahamuni Pagoda on the way to the bridge and waited for us-- without additional charge. The bridge itself is ok to see, very very nice in the pictures under sunset. But surrounded with lots... More 

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Milpitas, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

If you know the history of the bridge and what it is made of, you will be impressed by it. It looks nice with the sunset in pictures. It is a bit scary when you walk on the bridge. No safe bars and there are holes here and there but it is a hundred years old wooden bridge. No complaints.... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

U Bein bridge is made from teak and is one hundred plus years old. It links two sides of a picturesque lake together. It carries a lot of foot traffic and is constantly filled with people. There are seats along the bridge which is over 1 km long so if you get tired walking in the hot sun across the... More 

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Rangoon, Yangon, Myanmar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This 164 year old wooden bridge was found withering away when I visited a month ago, making me wonder if it can become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is, of course, a great tourist attraction in Amarapura area, and because of many travellers the place is now too much too occupied by many shop keepers and hawkers who are... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Restaurants everywhere, shops everywhere, but still an iconic old bridge that seems to be the place to be, especially for locals So the good photo spot, is really on the morning (at night too many tourists) in the middle on the island No need to rent a boat

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