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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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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Bund is a place where the Shanghai of the colonial years comes face to face with the ultra-modern skyline. The broad promenade stretches for miles and is a great place to stroll,even with the huge crowds. Both historic and modern architecture are magnificent, and the modern skyline, featuring the new Shanghai Tower, is a must to see at night.

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Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The arquitecture in Shang Hai Bund is remarcable - A look into the future. Walking in the glass floor of the 100th floor skywalk of SFWC is unique.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

After 15 minutes in this crowded area, I wanted to be far from the madding crowd. Packed like sardines in a can. Still, it is a prime area of Shanghai and it should not be missed. We had a cruise on the river as well. Also went through the underground tunnel, to cross the river.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great place to get out and walk during the day and especially at night. Lots to see, eat and drink. Can be crowded, especially during holidays.

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Reno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The view across the river is like looking at the Manhattan skyline x10 - I was blown away. Take a guide book, or better yet a guide since there is so much to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If in Shanghai - have to visit the Wuxi side - great view of pudong and its new buildings (used to be farmland). Then walk up/down the bund and visit the historic buildings - can't get in most though. See the Peace Hotel opened by Sassoon and hosted many significant historical events in Chinese history, go to the new Waldorf... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a Must-Go destination while in Shanghai. The history when walking on the Bund is overwhelming. Then you look across the water and see the new Shanghai that is built on what was swamp land that nobody wanted. We ended the visit with the horrible experience of getting a taxi. The area must be "controlled" as the taxis will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Take the boat at night and enjoy all the fantastic lights on the buildings around the Bund. Also visit Bar Rouge and enjoy the view to the other side of the river. Fantastic

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We went to The Bund after our dinner at about 8pm on a Tuesday night. Beautiful night view of Shanghai!! The last time I was here 4 years ago, I visited on a Sunday afternoon and goodness me, it was so crowded I could hardly see much of the view. But this time round, while there are still many visitors... More

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Newbury Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I recommend not going in August since it was very hot and humid. Also be sure to watch your belongings on the Bund. other than that it's quite a spectacle looking over the harbor and viewing the European-style buildings lit up at night!

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