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U Bein Bridge, Myanmar
The U Bein Bridge is THE sight in Amarapura. There are plenty of other interesting things to see but the bridge is certainly the main drawcard.
If you get there by taxi, you can walk across and back - just make sure you give yourself plenty of time. There are some memorable views of the countryside and some neat things to see and do at the village and pagoda on the other side.
The bridge is 1.2km long and was made with 984 teak pillars. It is the longest teak bridge in the world.
Mahaganayon Teaching Monastery, Amarapura, Myanmar
This is situated next to U Bein bridge. Many of the young monks in Amarapura study here and there is a large image of the Buddha inside. With all the excitement of the bridge, noone seems to go in here, so you'll more than likely have it to yourself. If anything else, it's a good meeting place if you are doing the walk and traveling in a group. It can get quite chaotic with all the taxis, vendors and rickshaws by the end of the bridge ;-)
Directions: It's right at the western end of U Bein bridge. This is where most visitors start to walk across from.
Amarapura, outskirts of Mandalay
Taungthaman Lake at Amarapura is straddled by the famous U Bein Bridge. The bridge itself is usually the main attraction to draw visitors to the area but if you don't want to walk the 1.2km to the other side of the bridge, you can get a canoe ride for $2.
The journey takes about 30 minutes.
Directions: The boatmen will probably find you before you find them, if you know what I mean. When you arrive at the U Bein bridge, just head to the water's edge. You can also get a canoe on the way back instead.
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