The Amazing Built of U Bein Bridge in Amarapura, Mandalay

Have you ever heard about U Bein Bridge? This bridge is located in Amarapura township of Mandalay, Myanmar. It was built to connect the other side of Taungthaman Lake with length about 1.2km and was claimed as the longest teakwood bridge in the world. 

Historically, this bridge was built around 1850 when the capital of Ava Kingdom moved to Amarapura. The name U Bein was referring to the mayor on that era who built the bridge. Till now, this bridge is a very important passageway for local Burmese as well as a unique tourism attraction in Amarapura. The bridge also is a perfect location for sunset appreciation as well as for photography lovers. 

More info about Amarapura, it is located about 11km south of Mandalay and it is one of Myanmar's former capitals. Other than spending time at U Bein Bridge, you also can visit palaces and the tombs of old kings in Amarapura. There are also stupas in the area such as Kyauktawgyi pagoda and also Maha Gandhayon monastry. 


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