U Bein Teak Bridge – The world’s longest & oldest Teak Bridge – Amarapura, Myanmar

I’m starting to think Myanmar has a bit of a complex.  A number of places we visited boasted about being The World’s Largest/Longest/Biggest/Heaviest etc.   So not surprisingly the U Bein Teak Bridge near Mandalay is apparently the world’s longest and oldest … Continue reading U Bein Teak Bridge – The world’s longest & oldest Teak Bridge – Amarapura, Myanmar

Mingun Pagoda – the World’s Biggest Pile of Bricks! (near Mandalay, Myanmar)

About 10kms along the Ayeyarwady River from Mandalay is the town of Mingun.  One of the first things you see upon approach from the river is the massive unfinished brick pagoda.  The Mingun Pagoda is also known as Mingun Pahtodawgyi. It was … Continue reading Mingun Pagoda – the World’s Biggest Pile of Bricks! (near Mandalay, Myanmar)