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Address: Amarapura, Township of Mandalay, Amarapura, Myanmar
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Great for panoramic shots

We visited when it had it water (in dry season) so got lucky. Recommend the boat at sunset. Trip there costed us 15000 return to Mandalay.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Balmain, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This famous bridge, built using more than 1,000 teak pillars from temples and more than 1 km long, is in use as a pedestrian bridge every day, and is at peak usage every evening at sunset where classic photos can be taken from land, but even better ones from one of the small, flat bottomed boats available for this purpose.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We visited when it had it water (in dry season) so got lucky. Recommend the boat at sunset. Trip there costed us 15000 return to Mandalay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We made a point to see the U Bein Bridge at sunset and had a local guide take us to it. We arrived with plenty of time to explore the bridge and talk to locals. It was busy due to the upcoming water festival, but this only made the visit more special. Local monks and visiting villagers all were happy... More 

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Yangon Region, Myanmar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

When you're in Mandalay, I recommend driving a bit south of the city to visit the Amarapura region, (about 15 minutes from Mandalay) where the U Bein bridge is. Directly translated to Burmese, it means, "Mr. Thin" bridge and it happens to be the world's oldest and longest teak wood bridge. It's about 3/4 of a mile long and was... More 

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Brno
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I booked a taxi from Mandalay to visit this famous attraction in the afternoon. Sunset is really beautiful here, dont expect to be here alone, unless you go further to the village on the east side of the bridge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This is the worlds longest teak footbridge! We went there in a Tour and we stayed there until the sunset that was amazing. Was nice walk across the bridge and see Monks and village people going back home after their day. Must see….

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Most people come here for the sunset, and while sunset is pretty nice, almost everywhere sunset is nice to see. But obviously this isn't Myanmar's best sunset spot, that's for sure. The bridge itself is very attractive, and walking this long and wobbly bridge from east to west is a nice experience. You meet a lot of local people and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I love architecture and anything to do with timber on a large scale,so this for me was going to be a highlight. We arrived and I was shocked to the amount of rubbish that was everywhere and also the amount of people. The bridge it's self is nice, very old, very wobbly and in some places very rotten. I did... More 

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Vincennes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It was one of the most beautiful place I've seen in Myanmar! There was a lot of people, and the best way to go there from Mandalay is renting a motorbike or by taxi... The sunset was gorgeous.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Apparently this is one of the most photographed spot for locals after the Shwedagon Pagoda. The bridge before any of the repair works were done showed its original construction. The repair works that were added to reinforce the timber pillars from sway sideways were not done according to their traditional woodwork technique. Due to years of load bearing and increasing... More 

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