Photo: The Buddhas of Sagaing Hill.

Great photography spots

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Spending two to three days in the Burmese cultural capital provides not only an important Burma history lesson, it also offers access to some of the most iconic photography spots in the country. Here are some spots we'd recommend heading to for keen photographers.

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U Bein Bridge Some of the most popular images that cover guide and photography books come from U Bein Bridge. The world’s longest teak bridge connects two monasteries located on either side and Mandalay with one of its outlying, ancient cities; local commuters and monks photogenically cross over it in a stream each day. Two hours before sunset is the best time to get there, as the golden hour brings spectacular light and shadows that might be dismissed if you’re arriving for only sunset. Boats and their drivers are for hire; they will take you to photographic hotspots on each side of the bridge but will also be flexible if you tell them where you specifically ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 700 words.)

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