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Photo Essay: U Bein Bridge – The Longest Teak Bridge in the World

By , posted on: October 18, 2013
U Bein Bridge is a unique sight in Myanmar and one of the highlights when you visit Mandalay. It is located in former capital city of Amarapura, just 10 km from Mandalay. It is the longest teak bridge in the world, measuring 1.2 km and crossing Taungthaman Lake. The teak wood came from the royal palace at Amarapura, including the columns used as the bridge pillars. When the capital was moved to Mandalay they took it down and U Bein, […] » read more

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Homeward Bound

By , posted on: July 14, 2011
Fourteen people sat in the room, each from a different background, but each with the same goal — to go back to Burma. I sat silently, too nervous to break the icy silence in the room, which smelled dreadful from body sweat, mold and cigarette smoke. The floor was dusty, the walls were damp and stained, and apart from a broken rusted wash-hand basin, there were no facilities or furnishings. The room had no windows and no air-conditioning, and was […] » read more

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