If you have ever been attracted by a gorgeous photo of a wooden bridge in sunset in Myanmar, you must have seen the famous U Bein Bridge in Mandalay. It is located in the outskirt of Mandalay city, known as the most favorite place for photography in the city. According to the old living here, U Bein is considered the most ancient and longest wooden bridge in the world.
Crossing Tayngthman lake, U Bein Bridge in Mandalay is 1.2 km long, built in 1800 by the Mayor U Bein. The wood sticks to build this bridge had been used for an old palace in the region. This palace was abandoned under the time of Mindon emperor. The huge wooden pillars were used up to build U Bein Bridge. The Bridge was built from 1000 big pillars and thousands of wooden pallets. In the history, the bridge was made of wood completely. However, some pillars were changed by concrete pillars to strengthen the bridge. Years after years, U Bein Bridge have been busy with many passengers day by day, and become an indispensible part of the locals. Nowadays, U Bein Bridge in Mandalay is a must-see in any Myanmar tours if travelers travel to Mandalay. The best time of the day to visit U Bein Bridge in Mandalay is sunset. At sunset every day, there are many travelers and monks choose this bridge as a base to enjoy the spectacular sunset over the lake.
Sunset at U Bein Bridge
Each people have seen the sunset at a different color, some catch a gorgeous orange site, and others are enchanted by the peerless red or violet. The impressive site of U Bein Bridge covered by the magical light of the sun setting over might be the most magnificent view of Myanmar. Taungthman Lake reaches the highest water lever during July or August. During this time, there are a lot of visitors going to U Bein Bridge in Mandalay. Walking along the ancient bridge, enjoying the tranquility, watching the monks in silence is likely one of the most memorial experience in the lands of golden stupas.