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Yes, I know. You have seen this view a lot of times. it is very classic. But even though there are marvelous photos of sunset at U Bein bridge, I just post another one, mine.
In Mandalay there are many things to see, Royal Palace (I posted yesterday), two beautiful teak wood monasteries, the biggest book in the world on more the 700 marble stelas, famous Mahamuni Temple... We saw this and the next day with a shared taxi we went to see the old capitals: Amarapura, Sagaing and Ava/Innwa.
When King Mindon moved the capital from Amarapura to Mandalay, he dismantled old palace moved by elephants to build new one and from the unwanted teak columns also this famous bridge was constructed. It measures 1200 m and is the longest teak bridge in the world. We were there twice - in the morning, to see long queue of monks in the nearby monastery, and in the evening. The tourists (and photographers) from the whole area come to see sunset behind the bridge. The best way is to go by boat. The view is fabulous. I simply can't resist...

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