Thursday, 10 August 2017

Burma - U-Bein Bridge - travel pics

This bridge spans the Taungthaman Lake near Amarapura in Myanmar.

 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.

 construction began in 1849.
 The teak posts were hammered into the lake bed 7 feet deep.

 The 1.2-kilometre (0.75 mi) bridge is believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world.

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