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The Bund (Wai Tan)

5 blocks of Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu between Jinling Lu and Suzhou Creek, Shanghai, China
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As featured in 3 days in Shanghai and 1 other guide
Ranked #1 of 839 attractions in Shanghai
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Walking, Shopping, Dining
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: The Bund is a symbol of Shanghai and an epitome of Shanghai's modern history.  From the Oriental Pearl TV Tower you can see the Bund. The... more »
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

It is a great place to visit. I enjoyed a walk across the bridge and see the light of the buildings at night. The architecture is very pretty and great for taking a photo. I love to see the old European building and clock tower.

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is the Face of Shanghai and every traveler would want to have photos at the Bund view. Crowded on weekends. Very Scenic spot with river behind and all the places like oriental pearl tower, shanghai financial center etc of Pudong area of Shanghai providing an excellent spot for taking pictures. Warning: On approach roads to The Bund, there will... More

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This was a beautiful area to walk along the river. The European architecture was beautiful and there were a number of new brides and grooms along the river with professional photographers taking wedding pictures. It was great fun!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We had wonderful time walking on the big promenade along the river overlooking the new Wall Street and financial market. Had to use the restroom in the new Waldorf Astoria and it was beautiful. That part of the Bund area looks more like any European cities as it is used to be French and British concessions. The other side of... More

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

although it being a major tourist attraction, it is the perfect spot to see the differences of the old and new in Shanghai. Go there early in the morning or when its dark. On daytime it is too crowded

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

we came here during a national holiday so it was very crowded. We had planned to take the short cruise but did not have a chance. We took some pictures but did not stay long as it got cold towards the early evening.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Bund is great to see (part of) the skyline of Shanghai, both in daytime and in the evening (before 10.00pm) when all the lights are on.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Great for photography and architecture enthusiasts. I like The Bund particularly at night when all the lights go on. I love that electric feeling. Snap some great shots here and have a cocktail overlooking this part of town. Free sights to enjoy! Some great restaurants in the area as well.

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Tianjin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The view of Pudong's financial district must be one of the World's most spectacular Panorama's. Combine with a river trip to give a real feeling of the ambiance of The Bund. Head to South Bund clothing market for the best of Shanghai's made to measure tailors. ( Nan Waitan).

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Bund is a place you can visit at any time. There is always something different to see even when it is raining. On a clear sunny or warm day / evening expect the crowds as this is also a great socialising location. If you go to The Bund try visiting both sides of the river to get a different... More

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