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AV Trip Photo – Golden Teak Bridge Sunset – Amarapura, MyanmarThe U Bein Bridge (or Teak Bridge) is the longest teak bridge in the world at 1.2 km and offers a wonderful sunset experience as well. At the end of the bridge is Kyauktawgyi Paya which streams monks across the bridge at all hours of the day, but especially at dusk. As the sun continues to drop towards the horizon, the activity seems to pick up. There are rowers taking tourists out for a view from the water, there are monks making their way to the Paya, there are locals selling goods on the bridge, and there are tourists walking the bridge and enjoying the sunset.
As we fit well into the last group, Brad and I actually took a different approach and admired the bridge from the side and below it where we had an awesome perspective on just how big and just how busy the bridge really was. To top it off, we had a magnificent sunset which highlighted the spectacle in front of us.