Sunset On The U Bein Bridge

Sunset On The U Bein Bridge
 Enjoying a moment of calm along the bridge.

Enjoying a moment of calm along the bridge.

Famous for being both the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world, the U Bein Bridge is not only an iconic bridge in Myanmar, it's also an amazing place to be at sunset. A huge chorus of people use this dated bridge it to cross the Taungthaman Lake, and all without any railings. Being there during tourist season meant a flood of locals and tourists alike on the bridge, but mostly congregated near the entrance.

Once you make it a bit past the hordes at the entrance, it becomes a rather pleasant stroll along the bridge. Taking in beautiful sunset views like this one, the thoughts and cares of the world fade away as you take in the landscape. Some days, you just get lucky and have an amazing sunset unfold before your eyes.