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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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Manila
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

to check out one of the main attractions in Mandalay. We had no time to wait for the sunset but took a lot of photos to prove we went to the world's longest wooden bridge. Photo-op!!! We liked the colorful boats & people fishing in waist-deep waters. It was just another ordinary day for them while tourists try to get... More

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The place is full of life. You will find the people that was wondering around Mandalay the whole day there, all interacting in the bridge for a grand finale when all the cast come togheter and face each other: monks, annoying tourists, locals, sellers, the people with the long lenses cameras, all the crew. You shouldn't miss it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We arrived here by accident and mistranslation with our bike taxis. But in lieu, we decided to walk across and see what is on the other side. However, there isn't much. But, this is the largest teak wood bridge in the world, however, and the lake offers a decent view.

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Beijing Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

You should not miss the sunset here.Very beautiful, cannot be better. Our guide recommended us to walk along the bridge first, whichi is not very exciting. Then he took us on a small boat to see the sunset. What a good idea! Never saw a sunset like this one. The color and cloud, amazing. Our private trip arranged by Indochina... More

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Guilin, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It is definitely worthy to see the longest wooden bridge made of teak wood in the world with over 160 years old. So lucky that we got the chance to see such a beautiful sunset during the rainning season here. Our guide from Indochina oyssey tours just gave a great suggestion to catch up with the sunset very last minute... More

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Guilin, China
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We arrived there around 5:30. We walked along the bridge first but there were many tourists during that time. After walking, we had a boat cruise around the bridge. This is the best way to view the bridge. And the people getting less then so I enjoyed the beautiful sunset from the boat. It was an amazing experience.

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I was here in 2011 when there were very few tourists in the area. The sunset is absolutely fantastic and is a great place to see the fishermen returning home traditional dressed in little boats loaded with fish. Everyone is walking the bridge from side to side and some young locals were doing selfies. Near the bridge is a rustic... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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