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I love taking a trip to this bridge. Of course there is the whole interesting aspect of it being the longest teakwood bridge and all, but that is not why i like being here so much. I love walking over the bridge and watch people. I've been here on a number of occasions and i've only made it to the other end once (and just to the other end, i didn't set food on land there). I always end up talking to people along the way. Somehow the ambiance just asks for conversation. Along the bridge there are 'resting places' and you can find people even picknicking there. I've always been here in the late afternoon and it seems like everybody flocks to the bridge for downtime and some relaxation. Of course there are enough people who actually use the bridge to get from one place to the other (monks, school kids, etc) but it is probably the local equivalent of the town square.
Next time i'll budget much more time here so i can actually check out the opposite side. I know there are interesting monasteries nearby but as said before, i always seem to run out of time.
The bridge and the people on it, make for fantastic pictures. So make sure your camera has full batteries and plenty of film/space. You'll be needing it.
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