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This picure is taken during sunset at the U-Bein bridge in Amarapura. The teakwood bridge spans 1.2 km across the shallow Taungthaman Lake some 10 km south of Mandalay. It was built by U Bein in the mid-19th century when the capital of Innwa (Ava) Kingdom moved to the nearby Amarapura.
Today, even though a few of the 1000 teakwood posts have been replaced by concretes, the bridge remains intact and serves as a main passage indispensable to the daily life of the local people.

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