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Amarapura Tours

About 11 kilometers south of Mandalay, just between the Taungthaman Lake and the Ayeyarwady River, lays the small town of Amarapura, another former capital of the old Burmese kingdom. Apart from pagodas and the ruins of the ancient palace, the city offers one of Myanmar’s most photographed sights: the narrow, 1,200-meter-long U Bein bridge, which made entirely out of teak wood. The gangly looking bridge was built in 1784, but is still in mint condition and never needed any serious repairs. It was named after its founder, a former mayor, and was built from over 1,000 teak logs, partially even with the ruins of the abandoned royal city. Thus, for its incredible length spanning the lake, the U Bein bridge is recognized as the longest teak wood bridge in the world. Sunsets are especially popular, as the setting sun creates a beautiful silhouette of the bridge, photos of which adorn many a living room at home.

Sporadically, platforms, pavilions and benches are built into the bridge to offer travellers some rest and protection from the burning Southeast Asian sun. Apart from crossing on foot, it is also worth it to head to the Mahagandayon Monastery, which is located right at the beginning of the bridge. The monastery is one of the biggest in Myanmar and houses up to 1000 monks, some of which can often be seen strolling across the teak wood bridge in their billowing red robes. Visitors are welcome to glimpse into the life of these devout Buddhists and wander through the hallways, although it gets almost too busy during mealtimes. 

Practical Info

Because of the short distance from Mandalay, most people visit Amarapura on a day trip. You can either fly into the Mandalay International Airport or take one of the many bus or train connections and then head to Amarapurna by scooter, taxi or boat.

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Sunset at U Bein Bridge Mandalay Evening Tour, Mandalay, null
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Sunset at U Bein Bridge Mandalay Evening Tour

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Where: MANDALAY ‘Made famous for many by the writings of Rudyard Kipling (who actually only spent 2 days in Myanmar and never even visited Mandalay!) this ...  Read more

Location: Mandalay, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $19.28
Ancient Cities, Pagodas, and Sunset Tour from Mandalay, Mandalay, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Ancient Cities, Pagodas, and Sunset Tour from Mandalay

An action-packed day, south of the river, full of golden pagodas and ancient cities, designed to show you the best that the Mandalay region has to offer. Your ...  Read more

Location: Mandalay, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.00
Ava, Sagaing and Amarapura Day Trip from Mandalay Including Lunch, Mandalay, Cultural Tours
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Ava, Sagaing and Amarapura Day Trip from Mandalay Including Lunch

Enjoy this day trip of three ancient cities: Ava, Sagaing, and Amarapura. During this journey, you will also experience a boat and horse cart rides. Lunch ...  Read more

Location: Mandalay, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.00
U Bein Bridge Sunset Cycling Day Tour from Mandalay, Mandalay, Full-day Tours
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U Bein Bridge Sunset Cycling Day Tour from Mandalay

Take an enjoyable bicycle ride through an area of Mandalay rich in history and light on traffic. Ride small trails and finish with an enchanting sunset at this ...  Read more

Location: Mandalay, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Private Full-Day Sagaing-Ava-Amarapuya Tour from Mandalay, Mandalay, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Private Full-Day Sagaing-Ava-Amarapuya Tour from Mandalay

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This tour allow you to discover the best and 3 stunning cities near to Mandalay, include Amarapura - the capital of the Konbaung dynasty in the late 18th ...  Read more

Location: Mandalay, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Private Half-Day Amarapura Tour from Mandalay, Mandalay, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Half-Day Amarapura Tour from Mandalay

There are plenty of reasons enough to visit the ‘City of Immortality’ – Amarapura. Situated around 15 kilometer south of Mandalay, the locals sometimes refer ...  Read more

Location: Mandalay, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $17.50
Private Half-Day Ava Tour from Mandalay, Mandalay, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Half-Day Ava Tour from Mandalay

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Location: Mandalay, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $27.50

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