For those who have seen my previous blog posts would probably discover that I am a big fan of sunsets. It is probably one of my favourite things to see in nature. The different vibrant hues in the sky during sunset calm me give me lots of creative inspirations. I like taking sunset pictures when I'm traveling and it was no exception when I was traveling in Myanmar. However, this trip was different to many of my previous trips because I was able to see both sunrise and sunsets. (I’m not a morning person, so waking up for sunrise is a rare thing for me.)
The sunsets in Myanmar are incredible, the skies are always so clear to see the sun! I was at U Bein Bridge for one of my sunsets watching and it is quite a popular place among tourists. The bridge is the longest teakwood bridge in the world of 1.2 kilometres and it was build around 1850. And it was actually built from wood reclaimed from the former royal palace in Inwa, which features around 1,086 of the palace’s pillars along the Taungthaman Lake. The bridge was used was an important passageway for the local people.
It was super interesting to walk on a bridge that is over a hundred years old. At first I was worried about its stability but having seen so many people walking before me, my worries were brushed aside. As you can see from some of the images of the bridge, the bridge has definitely been weathered and some pillars of the bridge have become hollow. I definitely had a good time admiring the beautiful sunset at such a historical place. There’s something about waters and sunset that just captivates me and I would love to go back again.
As for now, Happy Jetsetting! ✈
Hi Jetsetters, welcome to my blogisphere. I am Esther, your guide for today! I hope you will enjoy this tour of my visual travel diary.
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