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Address: 5 blocks of Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu between Jinling Lu and Suzhou Creek, Shanghai, China
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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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Love the view, a must when you visit Shanghai

Love the view from The Bund. I also think of the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. Very similar but different in scale. It would be perfect in winter with the winter breeze.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Love the view from The Bund. I also think of the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. Very similar but different in scale. It would be perfect in winter with the winter breeze.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

It's a anenue with European architecture and essence. For me, nothing spectacular, but the Chinise love it!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Your visit to Shanghai can't be complete without visiting the Bund. It's place you can stroll in evening and early morning and enjoy your day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Every visitor to Shanghai will probably end up at The Bund. Its a beautiful water front view of of the river that separates the New Shanghai (Pudong). Its the financial, business district with it skyscrapers. Its best to view it at night when the buildings light up. You can stare at the lights for hours and get mesmerize. Great photo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

amazing view especially for the night. try the clubs and restaurant at Bund 18, best people watching place in Shanghai

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I cannot explain it, but there is a kind of magic there and I cannot stop taking pictures each time I go there. The magic at night is even bigger, when all is illuminated (till 23 hr). You can take a boat to cross the river for 2 yuan if you want. Very nice are also the many wedding events... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Sure, the view is great but it would be better if the smog didn't obscure everything. Plus the whole area is so crowded with tourists that even getting a good picture is difficult, let alone enjoying the view for yourself. Forget about having a peaceful walk along the riverside here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It is a must go place to see the view. From one side there is Colonialist Architecture and from the other side of the river, with almost a sci-fi kind of architecture. The downside: it is overcrowded!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What a great promenade, lovely and wide with two levels in most places. Lovely views of city skyline over the river, we went along here during the day and returned at night to get photos of all the buildings lit up. A very nice place to spend a bit of time strolling at leisure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great views, restaurants and people watching, the ferry is really cheap, a word of warning though stay away from the ferry terminal toilets, disgusting!!

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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.