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Classical shot, but it looks like Myanmar cannot leave my mind these days...

Amarapura is one of the most magnificent place in Myanmar, no mechanisation, no cars, no noise, just people living in harmony with nature. The bridge was built by Mr Bein, King Bodawpaya's mayor, from teak planks from Inwa when the capital was moved to Amarapura. The bridge has stood for over two centuries so it's rather rickety and wobbly and there are large gaps between some of the planks. It's over 1 km long and the traffic is heavy with many children going to and from school, vendors of jade, seed necklaces and water colours, monks, women with loaded head baskets and cyclists, although these are not suposed to ride across.

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Additional Photos by JM Hullot (vincz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 77 N: 5252] (19113)
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