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The Bund (Wai Tan)

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Address: 5 blocks of Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu between Jinling Lu and Suzhou Creek, Shanghai, China
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+86 10 6862 3004
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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This is a designated section of Shanghai’s port along the Huang Pu River...

This is a designated section of Shanghai’s port along the Huang Pu River lined with beautiful neo-classical buildings and a waterfront promenade that is packed with tourists, locals and street sellers.

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Walking along the Bund is a must do in Shanghai. The share size and number of sky scrapers is breathtaking but do time an evening stroll! This is when they are all lit up with... read more

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walking along the Bund is a must do in Shanghai. The share size and number of sky scrapers is breathtaking but do time an evening stroll! This is when they are all lit up with lights and it truly is spectacular. You can cross the river really cheap on the ferry or if you spending spending some more you can... More 

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The Bund and the views it offers across the river is fascinating. The grand old buildings dating back to before World War II are splendid and tell of a time before communism, a time of foreign involvement and a time of wealth which has clearly returned. This is not the real China but certainly part of its current status. look... More 

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An excellant place to view Shanghai, lots of shops and restaurants to choose from and visit. Best time to view is at night with all the lights.

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Walking from the old side of the bund to the new side , you start seeing the pearl tower and you start getting amazed of the lights and how beautiful it looks. Suddenly you are right on te bund and the vie is just spectacular! The skyline is just amazing!

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The pedestrian’s underground tunnels were no more in use. For safety reason, all pedestrians have to cross the road using pedestrian traffic junctions when vehicles stopped for them to cross. The crowds were big when we were there on a weekday night, drizzling. There were many traffic cops guiding the human and vehicular traffic. Walking from end of Nanjing Dong... More 

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Amazing view with eyes to the future in front and the west behind! Spectacular during day and impressive with nightlights, but go there before 10 pm!

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One of the amazing views to Shanghai buniess area. Streets are very clean and maintained with some nice night life attractions and resturnats in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must-to-go spot when in Shanghai. Amazing view (mostly in the night ), a bit overcrowded during weekends, great fine dining restaurants and bars around the area and place of the most famous hotels.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Bund and the skyline were a must see on this trip. Stunning views. It was very crowded however as everyone else wants to see the same thing.

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Enjoyed the bund many times . Great place to hangout with friends and the place is close to town and is accessible by subways.

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The Bund
While there are certainly many other “bunds” in the world, “the Bund” refers to Shanghai’s famous waterfront. The area’s Gothic, Art Deco and Beaux Arts monoliths were built when it was part of the Shanghai International Settlement run by the British and Americans. The atmosphere of colonial-era luxury has endured over time and is now found in the five-star hotels, luxury brand boutiques and expensive restaurants that can be found within the historic buildings. A cultural center has built up away from the water and some of Shanghai’s best art galleries and museums are housed close to the Bund. Nighttime views of Pudong and the rest of the city also make for a great backdrop at the many rooftop clubs.
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