The longest teak footbridge across Taungthaman Lake in Myanmar names the U Bein Bridge. This 1200m bridge just look like another wooden one but it has its own unique beauty.

U Bein Bridge, Mandalay

U Bein Bridge, Mandalay

The structure of the bridge seems to be flat type but actually slight curve. The U Bein Bridge is supported by over a thousand teak pillars. However, time after time, some pillars have been worn by the water and need concrete supports. The surface planks are from the old royal palace of Inwa, a former Myanmar capital; therefore, this U Bein has a great historic story.

Sunset over U Bein Bridge

Sunset over U Bein Bridge

The U Bein bridge is not only bridge for tourists but still the main daily road for locals. It has different beauty in each time in a day, each season, with or without people. In dry season, the water is low and the bridge appears like a man in tall and thin shape watching people working. After the summer rain, the U Bein is embraced by water up to the floor planks.
It is said that the best time to see the U Bein is the sunset time so it become the most hunted photographed site for tourists. However, the morning U Bein also attract people a lot.
U Bein Bridge 360 Photo