U Bein Bridge, Myanmar

February 1, 2018
contest: "Wood and Life" Heritage category
$ 4800
U Bein Bridge, Myanmar /media/flashcomm?action=mediaview&context=normal&id=39367
6 -th
Voting has ended
49
Rating votes
56.33
Score
1
Sirsendu Gayen
India
186
Views
0
Comments
0
Favorites

Situated 11 kilometres south of Mandalay, the unique U Bein Bridge is a beautiful 1.2 kilometre-long structure built from teak planks and said to be the longest of its type in the world. In 1857, when the capital moved from nearby Amarapura to Mandalay, the local mayor (named U Bein) salvaged wood from pieces of the dismantled teak palace and reconstructed it into this magnificent bridge.

Categories: Photography Awards ceremony
Tags:     

There are no comments yet. Add a comment.
Subscribe to our newsletter
Areas of Interest
Most Popular Media