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Address: 5 blocks of Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu between Jinling Lu and Suzhou Creek, Shanghai, China
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Walking, Shopping, Dining
Description: 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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Easily the #1 thing to see in Shanghai

This one is so easy. You simply MUST see the bund. It is IMHO the most impressive city skyline on the planet - especially at night. If you go, make sure to grab drinks on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Wildly aggressive pimps and prostitutes - they actually grabbed me and persisted - made a leisurely stroll at night virtually impossible. The buildings, the river were unimaginably more impressive than I had expected. I will revisit in daytime on my next trip there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This one is so easy. You simply MUST see the bund. It is IMHO the most impressive city skyline on the planet - especially at night. If you go, make sure to grab drinks on the terrace of Bar Rouge (Bund 18), or have dinner at Mr. & Mrs. Bund, and certainly walk along the promenade. Great for: Couples, Families,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Spectacular city views. Take a river cruise along the Bund as well, recommend at night to admire the architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

No visit to Shanghai is complete without a stroll on the Bund. While it can be very crowded, the buildings are so beautiful. A nice thing to do after you have enjoyed the Bund is to take the ferry accross to the opposite river bank in Luijiazui. The ferry is only RMB 2. When you get to the other side... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Spectacular Views!!! Come here twice, once at night for the river cruise and the lights and another during the day to explore further ... If you decide to do the river cruise don't rush to the top of the boat, the bottom floors tend to be emptier and therefore easier to take pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great place for pictures and get to know people from Shanghai, by morning you can see Seniors at their Tai Chi or dancing lessons, some others flying kites, runners, people exercising. Afternoons and nights are full of people, brides and grooms with their friends taking pictures (literally every day), families, news casts, everything is going on there. You just have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It was so nice just to take a leisurely stroll along the Bund both in the evening to admire the lights or during the day. A very safe place to walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The skyscrapers are an amazing site especially at night. The buildings are architectural arts and each building is differently designed. In the evening, the buildings are colorfully lit creating a beautiful back drop for walking on the Bund. The Bund is full of people taking a stroll and taking photos. So much fun for an evening walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have been visiting Shanghai as it was our first stop in China from the Netherlands. I usually don't like the big city's but this famous view really levels up to your expectations. It is nice to see by daylight, but you should really see this at night when the lights are turned on. It is also possible to visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Go there to see the famous skyline of Shanghai. Specially at night it looks awesome with all the lights! You can go there using the hop-on-hop-off bus. This is a good way to discover the city.

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