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Address: Amarapura, Township of Mandalay, Amarapura, Myanmar
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I' m usually go to U Bein in the early morning instead of evening because of fresh air and uncrowded of tourist. You will be able to see the way of life of local passage by on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were lucky to avoid the crowd of tourist and enjoyed the sunset our way thanks to our brilliant tour guide. Ubein was very photogenic with lots of locals and monks ( tourist also ) but when we crossed the lake by a manual boat, it looked so different. The teak columns are very capturing for our photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This was the best sunrise I experienced in South East Asia. It was considerably less touristy and crowded than Angkor Wat or Bagan and feels much more relaxing. The people here were wonderful, just like the rest of Myanmar. If you don't like dogs head straight onto the bridge as you will be followed by quite a few and they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This was probably the only disappointment for me in Myanmar. I think I thought it was a much more ornate bridge than the relatively rickety and very basic designed bridge it actually is. It was packed with tourists, the car park was overflowing with buses and taxis and all a bit hectic. I was done in about 1o minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I' m usually go to U Bein in the early morning instead of evening because of fresh air and uncrowded of tourist. You will be able to see the way of life of local passage by on the bridge instead of tons of tourists. Enjoy the lake view sip coffee and fresh breeze see people passing by or fishermen in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The view of sunset in U bein bridge perhaps is the most beautiful scene in mandalay! To get here, it would be cheaper and more comfortable to hire a taxi for 35usd ( a half- day tour ) and some hostel can make an arrangement for the tour and lucky if you will be with a group so 35usd cost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

I went to the bridge during the raining season, so there were not many tourists at all. The sunset was very pretty, and the bridge were full of monks curios and practicing their English. It was a very fun experience indeed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Get a boat ride during the sunset. You can hire a boat and get him to pick you up from the other side of the bridge to bring you back for the sunset. So you only need to cross the bridge once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We were taken by taxi from our hotel (the taxi will wait for you)! be very careful when you get out as you will certainly be pounced on by local sellers, mostly young girls, with very good English and a very persuasive manner. We bought some little seed bags from them and paid $10 a piece, these will however become... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great place to spend the evening hours. Fantastic view of the lake, bridge and the sunset . This bridge is the longest wooden ( Teak wood) bridge of the world. Boating experiencing is affordable and very pleasant. Visited with family and friends. A must visit place for Mandalay, Myanmar.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I'm sorry but I fail to see the attraction in an old wooden bridge with a zillion people sweating away as they walk on it (just because it's there).

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Address: Amarapura, Township of Mandalay, Amarapura, Myanmar
Location: Asia  >  Myanmar  >  Mandalay Region  >  Amarapura

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