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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 #2 of 838 attractions in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Shanghai visit is not complete if not yet visit the bund. It's a beautiful waterfront. It is a must to go, day time and night time. The place is wonderful. However, there're a few things I don't like; one- two crowded (of course Shanghai is one of the most crowded population in the world, two- I hate cigarrette smoking, which... More

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tucson
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It was a very interesting area, nice restaurants and views but not much else. Lots of people milling around. Went on a cruise, the views were great so fire up your camera then head out.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Too crowded both in day and night, and night view is great. it's very smart to take a ferry to cross the river. Pudong is much quieter! There are nice coffee shops and restraurants along the Huangpu river. We choose to have a drink in a open bar there,

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It is really a romantic place for lovers! They may enjoy walking along the river bank, or drinking and eating in a nice restaurant or a bar nearby. I enjoy in particular the beautiful night view there. However, it may appear too crowded for some people

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Connecticut
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Amazing views of the pearl tower and Shanghai's city and river. Avoid during the day. Go LATE night when the crowds diminish. Go to Vue Bar to get an amazing view of both sides of the river (Putuo and Pudong)

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Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I felt like a salmon swimming upstream. unbelievable crowds of thousands and thousands. intimidating city was hot and humid and Bund was breezy, but.... too many people

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Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Nice view of the building, but sad to say over crowded. And sad experience of being pick-pocketed. Was about to leave the place by the exit, sudden slow down in foot step due to people at the front walking slowly. Immediately bag became lighter, realized bag was unzipped and ipad mini missing. Nice place to take photo, but irony to... More

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Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

One of the signature photo ops in Shanghai is from The Bund overlooking the Huangpu River. My guide took me into the HSBC builidng and it was interesting to see the early 20th century architecture. Great place to people watch and get a sense of the city.

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Xi'an, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We were hoping for a River Cruise, but got terrible directions from our hotel and ended up just walking from one end to the other -- in driving rain. We saw more from the Pudong side. looking across the river. Lots of up-market places to eat and shop, if you are well-heeled!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Really nice area to walk, enjoy a breeze and take photos of the new skyline beyond the river. Good night views also.

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