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U Bein Bridge

Amarapura, Township of Mandalay, Amarapura, Myanmar
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Amarapura
Type: Bridges
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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This is another of those iconic images of Myanmar. In many ways it's amazing the bridge continues to stand, as tourists now flock to it - best to visit early or late. Boat trips out / back are also well worth while, and offer another way to view the scene at a tranquil distance. Enjoy.

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Wellington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I really enjoyed my time on the bridge. Sunset was beautiful, early on at the beginning of sunset seemed to be a busy with many tourists. But we waited around the crowds thinned out and got some great shots of a near empty bridge.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have not given a good review as tourists are destroying this beautiful bridge which has somehow survived for so long. If the government don't close it, which they are considering, the bridge will probably be destroyed in around 5 years with the amount of people walking on it. If you chose to go, make sure you look where you... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

A great site as well as a good walk across this 2.5km wooden bridge. The wood was taken from the Kings Palace when it was pulled down. See fisherman in the water, hawkers on the bridge, heaps of tourists and locals making the crossing. A good experience.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My favourite place!!  Went there for sunset.  Despite been crowded with peoples on the bridge, i felt peaceful and quietness when i look out into the calm water at the middle of the bridge.   The view is magnificent.  Do not rush a visit here - make sure enough time is been catered to fully soak in the view and... More

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San Francisco, California
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Nice little stroll on the longest teak bridge (ever?) - just outside Mahagandayon Monastery so it's convenient after watching 1300 monks eat their breakfast at 10 am. It was hot but breezy so we walk the whole length (about 20 min each way including a short stop for soft drinks). Some local flavor - families selling local snacks of fried... More

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Tywyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It is an absolute must, to take a walk across apparently the oldest teak bridge in the world. We took our stroll in the early evening, after which we took a boat out into the lake to watch the sunset, a beautiful experience. The bridge was fairly busy with people taking a 'passeggiata' but that added to the atmosphere. There... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Nice to know it was man-made by just a guy (I heard). Advisable to travel during November to December period due to the cooling weather!

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Phnom Penn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

the oldest teak bridge in the world. We walked the whole length of the bridge - both ways and had a short boat ride in the middle where we got up close to the people doing hand fishing (yes catching fish with their hands). Whilst the water was low as monsoon has not yet started it enabled us to see... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Seriously, you've seen the pictures before you get here, but really is a spectacular sunset. Tip: If you're on a budget like I was and still want to grab a nice shot of the sunset over the bridge, walk to the midpoint and there will be a little island. You can walk down the stairs and take some amazing shots... More

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