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Amarapura ( Mandalay )


Amarapura
Situated about 11 km south of Mandalay, Amarapura is one of the capitals of the third Myanmar Empire.
U Bein's Bridge was built of teak from a palace that was deserted when the capital shifted from Ava to Amarapura. At 1.2 km long, it is said to be the longest wooden bridge in the world, or at least the longest one made of teak.


It spans Taungthaman Lake



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lou_rozensteins27-May-2010 21:35
Nice to see it in a different light. Well composed, and yes, a difficult light, and you have exposed it well.
PauloCGama27-May-2010 01:41
The longest in the world. Thanks for sharing the explanation, Anna.
Tough exposure but wonderfully handled ... what a mood & details. VV
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Barbara Read and Fred Schaad27-May-2010 00:59
This image has wonderful colour and clarity. Thank you for the detailed description, as well. It makes the whole viewing experience that much better. Voted