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U Bein Bridge

Address: Amarapura, Township of Mandalay, Amarapura, Myanmar
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Amarapura
Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The photos of this bridge are among the most famous photos of Myanmar. The bridge itself, the water with boats and fishermen add to it. Do not skip the monasteries that are located nearby on both sides of the bridge, and most importantly wait if possible to sunset.

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Antwerpen, België
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Although full with tourists with sunset, Still a marvellous sight to see, this bridge supposed to be 1300 yards, gently curves over Thaungtaman lake and is a beuatiful sight at sunset. It´s a beautiful place talk walk by and it´s full of life. Come here during the day or early moring to have less tourists but then no sunset off... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Visiting of this place is a must while staying in Myanmar. Technically, the bridge is not maybe so much outstanding. But it shows something from the Burmese mentality - local people never give up and have a lot of patience. Plus the atmosphere during the sunset gives you an unforgettable impression. Maybe more than pagodas, temples or palaces.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

U Bein Bridge is beautiful and worth going for sunset. Yes. I can be crowded with tourists, but the trick is to get there early—at least 30 minutes before sunset—get on a boat, have your boat driver go under the bridge so you also get to see the pilings as they start to glow from the colorful sky. Once back... More 

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Mission, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is a popularly photographed Myanmar symbol which is well worth a visit. Take the time to walk across to see the locals fishing, people crossing the bridge on foot and bicycles. Everyone comes here for sunset so you will be jockeying for a great spot. If you plan to go out on the water, get a boat early. If... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

yes it is a bit dirty, the water has become stagnant from fish farming and yes it gets invaded by tourists just before sunset. Having said all that, our boatman, an 83 year old with a cunning plan, knew exactly what to do. As the sun crept down he angled the boat for the best photos of the bridge with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The best time of the year to visit is during September and October. The ceremonial Hpaung Daw U Festival, which lasts for almost three weeks, is closely followed by the Thadingyut festival of lights.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I really don't understand why this place is so recommended here and in the lonely planet. Incredibly filthy surroundings with thousands of flies, crowded by visitors and really not that spectacular. We were there with a group tour and most people didn't like it too much. Really no need to go there!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

we went there for sunset like everybody. Too many people, on bridge, people are selling things. I assume that if you go there a bit earlier and sit at one of beach restaurants for sundowners it is much better and enjoyable instead of going there last min of sunset. Thought sun set was one of best.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Lots of Buddhist monks and nuns walking around on the bridge, over looking the water. Beautiful sunset. But keep in mind that like you, many other tourists will flock the place and so you'll see many westerners side by side locals. Great spot anyhow.

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