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U Bein's Bridge #8

Posted by
Stephen Skok (ASCOT VALE, Australia) on 14 June 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

What a way to end the day!

U Bein's Bridge, at Amarapura, a little way out of Mandalay in Burma; more like suburb due to urban sprawl.

This is a 1.2 km teak wood footbridge, the longest in the world, so 'they' say. Apparently it was built by the mayor U Bein who salvaged the unwanted teak columns from the old palace during the move to Mandalay, round about 1849. Other stories prevail.

Hope you like the series - shot from a moving boat during golden hour & sunset on a Tuesday in January 2011.

Also check out my other pix at: http://www.stephenskok.com