U Bein Bridge, Amarapura

Gently curving across Taung Tha Man Lake, U Bein Bridge stretches 1.2 km (0.75 mi)--making it among the largest wooden bridges in the world. Erected on close to 1,100 pillars in the mid 19th century, the strong timber structure was built using teak from a dismantled teak palace. The footbridge provides an important passageway during flood season, but locals and monks use the bridge as everyday traffic. Chat in few resting areas, or watch fishers drawing their nets. Reflected upon the still surface of the lake, the bridge makes a popular photo opportunity. You can cross it by bicycle when it is not busy. To visit U Bein Bridge and get the most from your holiday in Amarapura, create itinerary details personal to you using our Amarapura driving holiday planning app .
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  • When we asked our guide why come here, he replied we take all tourists here. A rickety wooden bridge with lots of people . However the curio shops were worth a stroll, especially the wood carvings (if...  more »
  • I went here as part of a tour and it was at the end so to see the sunset. This is a very popular spot at this time and a lot of tour buses were arriving within an hour of sunset. There were a lot of p...  more »
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