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U Bein Bridge, Mandalay

The U Bein Bridge in Mandalay is the longest teak bridge in the world. Though called a bridge it is really a glorified pier-like structure with land on each end and some in between. The big deal is that it is constructed completely of teak and has lasted over 150 years with little repairs and updates. That doesn't mean the bridge is in tip top condition. At times you can feel the bridge sway slightly under the weight of all the tourists walking over it. Luckily there was no collapse during our brief visit. Stunning views and lovely local street vendors to help beat the heat.

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