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Expectations high for Ma-U bridge becoming a tourist destination

Ma-U Bridge. Photo: Phay Htun Zaw (Yesagyo)
Ma-U Bridge. Photo: Phay Htun Zaw (Yesagyo)

THE Ma-U Bridge in Yesagyo Township, Mgway Region is expected to become a place of tourist interest, said locals. The wooden bridge joins Ma-U Nge village and Ma-U Ahlai village.
Mau Bridge is not as famous as U Pein Bridge in Amarapura Township, Mandalay Region, which attracts many tourists and is crowded with visitors during peak season although the bridge was built in the same period of U Pein Bridge, according to a memorial stone inscription, it has been learned.
The bridge was renovated for the first time on the 6th waxing of the second Waso in Myanmar Era 1310, according to the inscription. It was again renovated at a cost of K2 million in Prime Minister U Nu’s period. Retired Colonel Thike Htun, Deputy Minister for Forestry contributed teak pillars with the aim of renovating the bridge for the third time, it has been learned.
Ma-U village is an ancient site said to have been owned by Queen Ma-U. There are four Ma-U villages: Ma-U Ahlai village, Ma-U Nge village (now called it Ma-U Outseik village), Ma-u Taung village and Ma-u Myauk village.

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