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U Pain Bridge, Myanma

From series “The Most Dangerous Bridges in the World”
Year: 19th century. Lenght: 1200 meters.

More than 150 years ago, people of Myanmar have built the U Pain Bridge for crossing the lake Tauntome. The structure differs much from many false and rope bridges, which can be seen in other countries. Construction of the bridge began in the second half of the 19th century, during the reign of King Mindon. Main building blocks of teak columns were left after the reconstruction of an ancient palace. Powerful pillars were literally punched into the bottom of the shallow lake; each pillar was numbered.

U Pain Bridge, Myanma One of the important distinguishing features of the design is the lack of handrails, making passing through incredibly dangerous. The bridge height is more than twice the height of a man, so falling to the bottom of the lake covered with sharp stones can turn into a tragedy. It seems that local residents don’t bother with that danger; they move across the bridge with a huge load and even by bicycles. The length of this unique bridge, which is used daily by hundreds of local residents, is about 1,200 meters. It is located at 4.5 meters above the water. The unique teak bridge is incredibly popular among tourists. Travelers eager to make spectacular photos of U Pain Bridge are recommended to visit it at sunset. Next - Hanging Bridge of Ghasa


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U Pain Bridge - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'AGD Bank ATM' located in 7 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'HTT Car Rental Service' is located in 10 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Sagaing Junction Petrol Shop' in 6.74 km
Supermarket: 'Ocean' in 6.58 km
Apotheek: 'Swan Arr Shin Pharmacy Shop' in 8 km
Police station: 'Police Station' in 8 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Cafe Palace' in 3.53 km
Railway station: 'Myitnge Railway Station' in 4.47 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near U Pain Bridge

SIG Shwe Inngyinn Hotel Mandalay

Located in 9 km from U Pain Bridge
Route on the map:
Rooms: 60
The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the centre of Mandalay and a 45-minute drive from Mandalay Airport. Rooms are fitted with a satellite TV, minibar … More: photo, rates and booking
Smart Hotel

Located in 10 km from U Pain Bridge
Route on the map:
Rooms: 28
The hotel is 3 km from Zaycho Market and 5 km from Mandalay Hill. It is 45 km from Mandaly Airport. Rooms come with a flat-screen TV, minibar and … More: photo, rates and booking
The Hotel by the Red Canal

Located in 11 km from U Pain Bridge
Route on the map:
Rooms: 26
The hotel is a 15-minute drive to Mandalay Hill, city centre and Zegyo Market. Suites are fitted with a satellite TV, minibar and electric kettle. … More: photo, rates and booking
Aung Mingalar Hotel

Located in 143 km from U Pain Bridge
Route on the map:
Rooms: 24
The property is a 5-minute walk to Nyaung U Bus Terminal. It is a 15-minute drive to Bangan-Nyaung U Airport and Tha Yar Waddy Jetty. Nyaung U … More: photo, rates and booking

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