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U Bein Bridge, Myanmar

U Bein Bridge is located in Amarapura which was the capital of Myanmar twice during the Konbaung period (1783-1821 and 1842-1859) before finally supplanted by Mandalay 11km north in 1859.

The bridge, a 1.2 km wooden footbridge (the longest teak bridge in the world), was built by the mayor U Bein salvaging the unwanted teak columns from the old palace during the move to Mandalay. It is at its finest as the sun sets, silhouetting the locals as they pass across Taungthaman Lake.