Friday, 28 November 2008

U Bein Bridge


Longest teak bridge in the world (1,2kms) built in 1849 over the Taung-tha-man Lake.
Amarapura, Burma/Myanmar

6 comments:

Jules said...

Hi my friend - have so many wonderful places to catch up with since my absence- some I have been to and some I haven't!!!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi JM :)

It is amazing to see such a long wooden bridge over the vast expanse of water. Will it not get washed away in heavy rains?

Why they cann't build a proper safe bridge over the lake? The bridge is very old and that is proof enough that it has withstood the ravages of nature.

Many thanks for sharing these excellent photos.

Best wishes :)

King of New York Hacks said...

Wow. And I thought chinatown was cool. Just found your site, awesome.

Kengot said...

I go to Thailand every year.
But have never been to Burma yet.
I consider where I'm going to next travel.

uncleawang said...

Hi JM,
Wow!!!this is amazing..this place is just beautiful with nature landscape & my dream place for snap shot hopefully...

Joan Elizabeth said...

Yes the bridges are similar. Wow you have been to lots of exciting places and capture such wonderful images of them. I notice you haven't strayed to Australia yet ... perhaps its time. You have friends here.