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Amarapura Travel Guide: 90 reviews and 258 photos

Ancient town and home of the bridge.

Amarapura is an ancient city and former capital of Burma which sits about seven miles South of Mandalay. Nowadays, however, it is difficult to know where Mandalay ends and Amarapura begins. The town sits beside Taungthaman Lake which is crossed by the impressive U Bein bridge, possibly one of the most famous sites in all Myanmar.

I only spent a brief afternoon here, just about time to have a bite to eat, see a couple of temples and, obviously, cross the bridge. If you are in Mandalay, you really should visit.

  • Last visit to Amarapura: Feb 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • AngMimi's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2013 at 5:31 AM

    Looking forward to visit Amarapura. Thanks for the tips. Nice pictures too.

    • planxty's Profile Photo
      Jan 2, 2013 at 6:19 AM

      Thanks very much Mimi. Actually, apart from the bridge there is not much to do there but it is very pretty.

    • AngMimi's Profile Photo
      Jan 2, 2013 at 6:26 AM

      Pretty and peaceful :-))

  • AlbuqRay's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2007 at 8:16 AM

    Fergy, it sounds like the bridge is worth seeing but that Amarapura is not a priority visit.

  • albaaust's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2006 at 12:52 AM

    Good to see you add a few more tips Fergy-love the photos. What is so interesting is that the river looks so different to when we were there!

  • Oct 4, 2006 at 10:38 PM

    Morning Ferg! You can't beat a good prawn - that's what I always say anyway ;-))


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