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Address: Amarapura, Township of Mandalay, Amarapura, Myanmar
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Great place to be at sunset - but come early.....

U bein bridge - the worlds longest teak footbridge and one of Myanmar´s most photographed sites. We took a taxi from Mandalay - a 40 minutes drive and 20 dollar. We arrived... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

U bein bridge - the worlds longest teak footbridge and one of Myanmar´s most photographed sites. We took a taxi from Mandalay - a 40 minutes drive and 20 dollar. We arrived at the bridge 1 hour before sunset - perfect timing! The bridge was almost empty - a few tourists and locals. It was a nice walk across the... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had previously been to U-Bein bridge for sunset on our previous visit to Mandalay so decided on doing a sunrise at the bridge. Unfortunately it was an overcast morning (we were picked up at 5:30am) but wow it was incredible with the fog coming through. We walked the whole length of the bridge to the village on the other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We hired a motorbike from Manns to get here, only something I recommend if you are a competent biker but a lot of fun. It's pretty easy to find and not too far and with a gps on your phone you can't go wrong. Great place for photo's of people and then then bridge itself as it goes in to... More 

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Eastbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A stroll along the world's longest teak bridge (or halfway along and then turn back). As it was dry season the lake waters were very low and the surrounding farmland was clearly visible. Apparently, sunrise and sunset are the best times and I was there in the middle of the day when there is very little local life apart from... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Go for sunset rent a boat for 5 bucks and take some pictures. It is easy to get some wonderful shots. Was very busy but it was nice to see many silhouettes on the bridge.

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Leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

WOW!!! This 150 year old teak bridge is definitely worth a visit.We didn't manage sunrise or sunset but on reflection it was very good as it was empty of tourists which made it so pleasant.It was good to see the locals working in and around the bridge.We almost walked to the other , bit scary in places as the planks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Having visited the 150 year old teak bridge in the day as well as sunset, I wholeheartedly recommend that you go for the sunset. We took a boat during sunset and the view of the bridge was amazing...truly magical. Since we were traveling with the Sanctuary Ananda, we were greeted from another boat with champagne; a delightful surprise. This is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The 150+ year old teak wooden bridge, spanning 1.2 km across Taung Tha Man Lake, in Amarapura, south west of Mandalay, was indeed a rare sight. I was there before sunset, and got the driver to take a unique picture of the bridge against the setting sun, capturing the silhouette of me posing on the bridge. U Bein, the mayor... More 

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Veghel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Wow, what a nice place. The bridge was extremely crowded at sunset with loads of chinese tourists and hardly any locals, which was a bummer. All the boats were on the lake with tourists so if you want to get a boat make sure you get there early, otherwise they are all gone. We went back for sunrise and had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We took a pickup ride for 18000 kyats (6 pax, 2 way) to Amarapura for this scenic U Bein bridge during sunset. Be sure to check for the sunset timing on that day before you proceed, as you don't wish to be there when the sun has already set! The old teak bridge is admittedly overloaded with tourists armed with... More 

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