U Bein Bridge is a crossing that spans the Taungthaman Lake near Amarapura in Myanmar. The 1.2-kilometre bridge was built around 1850 and is believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world. According to inhabitants, the bridge was built from logs taken from the palace in Amarapura, when King Mindon decided to move the capital to Mandalay in 1857. This bridge is considered as a symbol of Myanmar. U Bein Bridge is voted by CNN’s Travel as one of the sites to watch the most beautiful sunset around the world. In the afternoon, the bridge is covered by a brilliant yellow of the sunset going through the wooden poles.
The U Bein Bridge attracts visitors not only because of its structure but also by the daily life of the residents, the pilgrims living on both sides of the bridge. There are many temples, pagodas on two sides of the bridge, so you can also see images of monks taking strolls, talking every evening on it or you can watch the sunset and take some unique photos.
If you would like to admire the beauty of U Bein Bridge, the afternoon when the sun goes down, the weather is cooler and the light breeze blows over the lake will be the best time for you to enjoy the peaceful air and have comfortable feeling. In order to see the bridge, you can sit on the shores of the lake or rent a wooden boat to get closer to the legendary bridge reflected in the lake and blending it into the brilliant yellow of the sunset.
If you have a chance to go on a Myanmar tour and watch the sunset here, you will found that the sunset letting down on the U Bein Bridge and Taungthamay Lake will be the most vivid image in Mandalay, Myanmar. Coming to Mandalay, you should not miss the opportunity to admire and experience the brilliant colors of the unique sunset to be able to save the best moments in this capital and keep the sweet memories about the visit to Mandalay and its extremely friendly and hospitable residents.
Tourists can join Myanmar Tours undertaken by prestigious agencies, follow their detailed itinerary and learn experience from those who travelled to this place to have a good trip as possible.
Transports to the U Bein Bridge
This teak wood is located outside the city suburb, so tourist take only 15 minutes to move from the city center by public transportations such as buses. Otherwise, you can travel by taxi to save time. Tourists can also rent wooden boats to get closer to the bridge and watch the sunset on the lake.
U Bein bridge so far has become the tourism symbol of the royal capital land, Mandalay and the pride of people here. It will be a pity if you do not have a chance to admire the sunset on the teakwood bridge in your Myanmar tour.