MYANMAR: World's longest teakwood bridge (U BEIN) and

SUBSCRIBE ► - Mandalay, Myanmar - famous U Bein bridge. Let's visit the world-famous U Bein Bridge which is a crossing that spans the Taungthaman Lake near Mandalay in Myanmar. The 1.2-kilometre (0.75 mi) bridge was built around 1850 and is believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world. Construction began when the capital of Ava Kingdom moved to Amarapura, and the bridge is named after the mayor who had it built. It is used as an important passageway for the local people and has also become a tourist attraction and therefore a significant source of income for souvenir sellers. It is particularly busy during July and August when the lake is at its highest. It is especially striking in the evening when the colors of the sunset paint the scene in natural color.
The bridge was built from wood reclaimed from the former royal palace in Inwa. It features 1,086 pillars that stretch out of the water, some of which have been replaced with concrete. Though the bridge largely remains intact, there are fears that an increasing number of the pillars are becoming dangerously decayed.
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