A very impresssive construction of more than 200 years old, the bridge is one of the icons of Myanmar. It´s used by locals as a place to relax and socialise. A nice walk with great views; it has five shaded huts if you want to escape from the strong sun.
Crossing the swallow Taungthaman lake, U bein is a 1.2km long teak bridge, which is certainly the highlight of Amarapura. In dry season the bridge crosses mostly dry land.
It is remarkable place to end up your round tour in ancient cities around Mandalay. The bridge is full of people, monks (there is a nearby monastery), tourists. it's also a perfect place for socializing with locals. The best time to enjoy its ambience is by sunset. You also have the option to have a boat ride with your sweetheart and enjoy the tranquility.
See my travelogue with beautiful sunset pics from the bridge!
The U Bein foot bridge spans the shallow Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura, just south of Mandalay. At 1.2 killometers, it is the longest teak span in the world. It was built in 1847, and most of the original teak posts remain.
El puente U Bein´s con sus 984 pilotes de teka tiene una longitud de 1.200 metros y es el puente peatonal más largo del mundo hecho con la madera de teka En el puente hay gente que pasea, que transporta materiales o que simplemente está allí y desde él se puede ver la gran actividad del lago : pescadores, botes, pastores de patos,...y todos los alrededores que son maravillosos
U Bein´s bridge with his 984 teak wood pilots has a length of 1.200 m and is the longest footbridge on the world made with teak wood.On the bridge there people walking, transporting materials or simply staying there and from it you may see the great lake activity : fishing, boats, ducks shepherd ...and all the surroundings that are marvellous
A walk of 20 minutes over a fine wooden bridge
The sunset must be fantastic but when we were there it was too cloudy to enjoy it.
Don't forget to walk to the nearby Amarapura Paya: very colourful with different styles...
One of the main sites at Amarapur. 1.2km long, wooden bridge. Built in 1784 from the salvaged remains of the Royal City of Ava. Surrounded by an artistic lake side community.
Take a canoe out at Taungthaman Lake and see U-Bein Bridge.
Amazing arts and crafts as well as fresh fruit on the stalls.