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Teak

The U Bein Bridge in Mandalay, Myanmar.

At 1.2 km, it is the longest teak bridge in the world.

When the capital was moved to a different city, the mayor reused the wood from king’s palace to make the bridge.

The U Bein bridge is still used by locals and monks, and now tourists, who have made it Myanmar’s most photographed site.

I also found this great blog about the bridge by Legal Nomads.

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This entry was published on July 9, 2012 at 11:17 pm. It’s filed under Mandalay, Myanmar and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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