Sunday, April 12, 2015

11 Wonderful Analogue Photos of the Oldest and Longest Teakwood Bridge in the World

U Bein Bridge is a crossing that spans the Taungthaman Lake near Amarapura in Myanmar. The 1.2 kilometre 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.

For more knowing about this bridge, let's take a look at some of wonderful analogue pictures of it.

U-Bein bridge sunset by Fake dreamer

U Bein Bridge, Mandalay by gsade

Sunset / U Bein Bridge, Lake Taungthaman, Amarapura, Myanmar. by Marie Lisch

Woman Walking on U Bein's Bridge (Amarapura, Myanmar 1994) by Woody Lawrence

Sunset by mezza_W

u bein monk by Laurent V

Myanmar - U Bein's Bridge in Amarapura by G_Rebiere

U-beins bridge, Amarapura by marco landini

U Bein's Bridge, Amarapura, Myanmar by ChihPing

Amarapura - U Bein Bridge by naugastyle

The Most Beautiful Sunset by The Lost Egyptian Mau

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