Draped around the shores of Thaungthaman Lake on Mandalay’s southern fringes, the leafy suburb of Amarapura, site of the Konbaung Dynasty’s capital in the early 19th century, is famous for its long, teak causeway known as U Bein’s Bridge. Measuring 1300 yards in length, the stately wooden structure is used by local monks and townsfolk to reach their monasteries and vegetable gardens. At sunrise and sunset, photographers gather below it to snap the strollers and cyclists silhouetted against the pale orange sky. Visitors may also make short boat trips on the water for enhanced views of the bridge.

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