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U Bein teak Bridge

The U Bein teak bridge spans the Ayeyarwaddy river and is near Amarapura which was the royal capital at the time the bridge was built (1851). It is over 1.2 kilometers long and is the world's longest teak bridge (but how many teak bridges are there?). It is not in the greatest of shape but lots of people were crossing it or hanging about.  Below it were some rice fields, people fishing, herding ducks, and doing their laundry. Some simple housing structures were there as well.

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Tags: amarapura, myanmar
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