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  • The world's longest teak bridge crosses a vast shallow lake whose shores rise and fall over the seasons. Rain waters fill it during monsoons then are gradually evaporated over dry months. width:640;;height:480
  • On the Amalapura side of U'Bein's Bridge, colorful passenger boats are available for visitors to be gracefully paddled around the calm lake. width:640;;height:480
  • View of the bridge from below during dry season when the lake shores have receded. width:640;;height:480
  • The pedestrain-only bridge is used on a daily basis by monks, local residents and university students to get from one side of the lake to the other. width:640;;height:480
  • Late in the dry season much of the lake gives way to flat grassy expanses. width:640;;height:416
  • The lake is surrounded by lush vegetation and mountains. width:640;;height:331
  • Cycling over U'Bein's bridge is a very bumpy, clackety affair as the wheels run over the centuries-old uneven teak planks. width:640;;height:480
  • Several pavillions are located along the bridge where people can stop to rest, chat and enjoy the quiet serene surroundings. width:640;;height:377
  • Many gorgeous views of the lake and surrounding countryside crop up along the bridge. width:640;;height:480
  • A lone twisted old tree adds a rather desolate feel to the vast, flat lake area. width:473;;height:480
  • Locals have set up homes and animal 'barns' at the lake. width:640;;height:480
  • This stunning temple rests on the far western shores of the lake. width:640;;height:480
  • The other end of U'Bein's bridge is flanked by several local tea shops with traditional thatched roofs. width:640;;height:480
  • Local farmers and fishermen have built temporary homes and fishing huts on the seasonal grassy shores. width:640;;height:480
  • Another stunning view from the center of the bridge. width:640;;height:480
  • Locals direct a large flock of ducks along the lake. width:640;;height:366
  • Late in the afternoon young local boys plunge in the shallow lake to cool off and bathe. width:640;;height:480
  • A fisherman poles his boat homeward in late afternoon. width:640;;height:480
  • Many students from Yadanarbon Universtiy use the bridge on a daily basis since the school is located on the far shores of the bridge from Amalapura. width:640;;height:480
  • Another stunning view of the lake, U'Bein's bridge and the distant mountains. width:640;;height:435
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