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Taungthaman Lake at Amarapura, a center of weaving that was once a famous separate city but which is now part of greater Mandalay. We climbed out of the bus and walked some ways across a long rickety 1.2 km teak footbridge bridge that spans the shallow lake. (U Bein was a mayor 200 years ago who salvaged the teak from a decaying palace to build the bridge.)

Left: The bridge at Taungthaman Lake raked by the orange light of near-sunset. Right: A tree that sometimes stands on dry land. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

Right: A temple, which the guide book describes as "garish and not worthy of mention."

Some of the boats that one can hire to save walking across the bridge.

Last modified 17 April 2001