Teak Bridge


U Bein Bridge: The Longest Teak Bridge in the World

Posted on September 24th, by Juan in Activities, Monuments & Sights. 2 comments

U Bein Bridge is a unique sight in Myanmar and one of the highlights when you visit Mandalay. It is located in former capital city of Amarapura, just 10 km from Mandalay.

It is the longest teak bridge in the world, measuring 1.2 km and crossing Taungthaman Lake.

The teak wood came from the royal palace at Amarapura, including the columns used as the bridge pillars. When the capital was moved to Mandalay they took it down and U Bein, the mayor, used the teak to build this bridge so locals could cross Taungthaman Lake.

During the day it’s very busy. It forms part of daily life as hundreds of locals cross it to go to work and return home.From the little cafes on both sides you can spend hours watching people coming and going … Read More »



Paradise in the Heart of Yangon: Kandawgyi Lake & The Karaweik

Posted on July 29th, by Juan in Activities, Monuments & Sights. 1 Comment

Kandawgyi Lake is an enchanting place in Yangon. It’s got beautiful natural scenery and is home to one of Yangon’s landmarks: the Karaweik.

The Karaweik is a unique palace built in the form of a royal barge and facing the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda. It is 39 meters wide and 82 meters long.

Karaweik the name for a mythical bird with a melodious cry.

Beautiful view of the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda from the teak bridge in the lake. It’s a romantic place, there are always young couples enjoying the peace and tranquility, away from the noise of Yangon.

There is a teak bridge that crosses the lake. It’s very enjoyable to walk along it, surrounded by nature.

Here you can see a local monk enjoying an evening stroll.

And you have to watch … Read More »






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