THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUNSET VIEWPOINT IN MYANMAR

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUNSET VIEWPOINT IN MYANMAR

Pedestrians on U Bein Bridge
Located in Amarapura Town, Mandalay City, Taungthaman Lake is considered as one of the most beautiful sunset viewpoints in the world. Every afternoon there are lots of travel car driving visitors to this area for contemplating sunset. explore the beauty of Myanmar with:  Indochina travel Myanmar

Taungthaman Lake with U Bein Bridge is the most beautiful sunset viewpoint in Myanmar

Taungthaman Lake with U Bein Bridge is the most beautiful sunset viewpoint in Myanmar- source: internet

At 4 o’clock, the sun is still quite high. Right next to the lake, many indigenous young people are immersed in water fishing and dropping nets, although the weather is quite cold. Adjacent to some of the elders who are patching the net near river bank, there are some young men standing around a warm fire and drying longyi – traditional clothes of Myanmar after soaking in water for hours. Perhaps because of shallow water, the fishermen have to wade far, wait until the water flood their chest to let go fishing rods.

Local people toss the fishing nets in the sunset

Local people toss the fishing nets in the sunset- source: internet

Right near there are long strips of land on the edge of the lake where white buffalos pull ploughs. Far away, the towers is silhouetted on water face, which is sometimes still, sometimes rippling due to passenger ferries.

Still water face of Taungthaman Lake

Still water face of Taungthaman Lake- source: internet

The world’s longest teak bridge over Taungthaman Lake gradually emerges as a horizontal line connecting two green patches – two river banks amidst vast space when sun set. It is the very soul of famous watercolor painting in sacred land of Southern Mandalay, Myanmar. Tours in Myanmar

U Bein (or U Bain) Bridge is a symbol of connectivity, ancientry, simpleness and durability in the suburb of Mandalay. Thousands of pillars, boards and bridges are made of teak wood without a nail. The mayor of U Bein took advantage of abundant teak wood in the ancient palace left in Amarapura and built U Bein Bridge around the year 1850, after Emperor Mindon left the capital. On the bridge there are also sheltered stations and wooden chairs where people can rest between journey of exploring 1,200 m long bridge.

However, some wooden posts have been damaged by termites and time so they are now replaced by concrete piles. However, due to its widespread popularity and international attention, especially its sunset viewpoint; local authorities are also considering the usage of teak wood, a valuable resource in Myanmar to reinforce bridges.

Pedestrians on U Bein Bridge

Pedestrians on U Bein Bridge- source: internet

The bridge now only allows pedestrians and street vendors to serve tourists. The city does not reckon how many people visit the bridge every day, but this is the destination that any visitor coming to Mandalay cannot ignore. At 5 o’clock, the huge space and water face begin to turn into pinkish purple color. Those who love sunset scenery have concentrated on many points around this area. There are people standing on the bridge, standing at the foot of the bridge, some people even rent boats to view the bridge and the sun on the river.

People come here to enjoy tranquil feeling and romantic sunset viewpoint

People come here to enjoy tranquil feeling and romantic sunset viewpoint

This is also a favorite place for young couples. They come here to enjoy tranquil feeling and romantic sunset viewpoint that nature offers to Myanmar people. Perhaps that is why the bridge is called the romantic name “Bridge of Love” by local people.

Although well-known for watching the sunset, but local people affirmed, this space is also ideal place for watching the sunrise as well. A peaceful and simple space create a huge and magnificent natural picture in Myanmar.

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