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“Nice quick stop near Mahagandayon Monastery where 1300 monks have breakfast”
Review of U Bein Bridge

U Bein Bridge
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Private Tour:Explore the Wonders of Mandalay Including Lunch on Boat
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U Bein Bridge Sunset Cycling Day Tour from Mandalay
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Private Tour: 3-Hour Sunset at U Bein Bridge
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

Nice little stroll on the longest teak bridge (ever?) - just outside Mahagandayon Monastery so it's convenient after watching 1300 monks eat their breakfast at 10 am. It was hot but breezy so we walk the whole length (about 20 min each way including a short stop for soft drinks). Some local flavor - families selling local snacks of fried fish, crabs, etc. Good to see many birds, too. I wouldn't go all the way (40 min drive) from Mandalay just for this, but combined with the stop at Mahagandayon Monastery it was worth it (cost us US$30 for all 3 of us, including dropping off at airport which would cost US$10-15 separately already).

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

It is an absolute must, to take a walk across apparently the oldest teak bridge in the world. We took our stroll in the early evening, after which we took a boat out into the lake to watch the sunset, a beautiful experience. The bridge was fairly busy with people taking a 'passeggiata' but that added to the atmosphere. There were quite a few monks there as well taking the opportunity to speak English with the tourists. Personally this was yet another of the many highlights of the trip to Myanmar.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Nice to know it was man-made by just a guy (I heard). Advisable to travel during November to December period due to the cooling weather!

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

the oldest teak bridge in the world. We walked the whole length of the bridge - both ways and had a short boat ride in the middle where we got up close to the people doing hand fishing (yes catching fish with their hands). Whilst the water was low as monsoon has not yet started it enabled us to see the amazing structure. Young kids will need to have their hands held and not really suitable for anyone unsteady on their feet. There are a number of stops along the bridge where you can get cold drinks or just sit and enjoy the view. Locals were keen to chat and to take photos of you as much as you are of them. The market stalls had some nice inexpensive fabric and other souvenirs. photographers will love this or just iPhone snappers.

We didn't see the monk early morning parade, but during our visit there were many walking the bridge, There was enough things to see and do to make the 15 km trip out of the centre of Mandalay. We combined with a visit to a family run weaving centre.

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Seriously, you've seen the pictures before you get here, but really is a spectacular sunset.

Tip: If you're on a budget like I was and still want to grab a nice shot of the sunset over the bridge, walk to the midpoint and there will be a little island. You can walk down the stairs and take some amazing shots instead of paying one of the boats to take you to the middle of the lake. Also there were little shops setup so you can grab a beer while watching the sunset.

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