Ubein Bridge, Myanmar – The most gorgeous place for watching the sunset

Ubein is not only the longest wooden bridge in the world recognized by Guinness World Records but also the world’s best sunset spot. It is considered as a symbol of Myanmar Travel which is everlasting over the years and attracted many tourists throughout the world to visiting as well.

The longest wooden bridge in the world is one of the most beautiful places for watching the sunset, voted by specializing travel site CNNGo.(CNN for Travel)

The longest wooden bridge in the world is one of the most beautiful places for watching the sunset, voted by specializing travel site CNNGo.(CNN for Travel)

Few things about Ubein Bridge

Ubein Bridge is located in the suburbs of Mandalay ancient capital in Myanmar linking the two banks of Taungthaman River and approximately 1.2 kilometers. It was built in 1850 and regarded as the oldest and longest wooden bridge around the world. This bridge is also a familiar place for local residents and Buddhists to come here and watch the gloaming.

 Monks and local residents walk across Ubein Bridge every afternoon.

Monks and local residents walk across Ubein Bridge every afternoon.

With the frugal and poetic beauty, Ubein Bridge has been allured hundred thousands of visitors flocking to every year, especially in July and August. There were 1086 pillars that helped the bridge steadily stand on the water. Unfortunately, those pillars had been gradually rotten so the authorities substituted several of them by the concrete pillars for safety.

There are so many wooden pillars that helped the bridge steadily stand on the water.

There are so many wooden pillars that helped the bridge steadily stand on the water.

Enjoy the twilight

The most suitable moment for traveling to Ubein Bridge is at sunset, of course. Every day when the sun is down, the large space around Ubein Bridge and the surrounding scenery is covered by the red glow of the setting sun.  The sunshine pour into the bridge, go through timber stakes and pervade the twinkle light. This scene is probably the most magnificent picture in this beautiful country, Myanmar.

The glorious sight in Ubein Bridge at nightfall

The glorious sight in Ubein Bridge at nightfall

At sunset, the weather here is cool and the most comfortable all day. In addition, the wind seem to fondle everyone, the trees lie down two banks of Taungthaman River, the fresh air which are also create different emotions for tourists when they witness the bewitching beauty here. You can hire a timber boat, go downstream, and enjoy the landscape across the river. I guarantee that it will be an unforgettable experience in your life. Read more: Tours in Vietnam

 A tourist is photographing the beautiful sunset view of Ubein Bridge

A tourist is photographing the beautiful sunset view of Ubein Bridge

 Tourists riding boat along Taungthaman River

Tourists riding boat along Taungthaman River

 

Hundred of people come here every afternoon at sunset

Hundred of people come here every afternoon at sunset

Traveling to Myanmar, you should not only visit some antique pagodas or enjoy with “Thanaka faces” but also discover this splendid landscape, too.

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