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Garden Bridge

The Bund
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Address: Zhongshan East 1st Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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Historical Bridge

While the bridge itself might not seem interesting at first glance, there is extensive history behind it and it's interesting to see some of Shanghai's older structures surviving... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

While the bridge itself might not seem interesting at first glance, there is extensive history behind it and it's interesting to see some of Shanghai's older structures surviving alongside it's developing skyline. If you are interested in the historical context, it might also be worth popping into the Astor House hotel nearby, which has preserved a lot of its own... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If you start from the historic building; Astor house hotel, Russian consulate and Broadway mansion, just cross this bridge you can start to walk along the Bund.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This bridge is a typical late 1800s' Engineering Bridge Iconic Design. I have noticed that the same classic design-format was used in other applications including "for example" another famous one crossing-over the Nile river in Cairo,Egypt.This Garden-bridge was lit up, very pretty. Also, there were a lot of photo shoots being done. Lots of young Chinese brides / models in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The roads around the bridge are so busy so there is lots of pollution. Lorries and loads of taxis right next to the pavement. Blocked damned area at time resulting in no river traffic passing underneath. Not as spectacular review walking along the adjacent promenade.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It's really just an ordinary and small bridge but it looks nice at night when lit up in orange. Its best point is the view from it to the financial area and Pearl Tower, which is why so many people congregate on it for photos, including brides. Just don't expect the Sydney Harbour or Golden Gate Bridges.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

This might just look like a bridge, but have look at night. When we were there it was lit up, very pretty. Also, there were a lot of photo shoots being done. Lots of young Chinese models in wedding dresses every evening. The walk across the bridge is pleasant with lots of other pedestrian traffic in both directions. Great views... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Not a very spectacular bridge , but right at the end of the Bund so worth seeing . As with much of Shsnghai looks best at night when illuminated . Some nice views of the Pudong as well as brides having their photos taken.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

With just a cursory examination of its history, you can quickly realize why this is more than "just a bridge" to the Chinese and more of a national symbol. Formerly known as "Bridge of Sighs" among other names, its relatively brief 100+ year old history is rife with incidents of foreign resentment, repression, national unification, hope and even assassination. Beyond... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

After walking along the promenade this bridge is at the very end and does provide some nice views of the Pudong financial district. At the end of the day this is just a bridge so you shouldn't expect that much; however, it is easy to get to and you might as well check it out while you are walking along... More 

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Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Just great place to cycle in the heart of shanghai! And of course nice place to take some good pics.

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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.