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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 834 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Whilst this may not be the sort of thing everyone likes, if you are in the area check it out. Day and night time give different views and are worth it. If you are looking at pudong then head left for different views and some interesting architecture like the old metal bridge. If you are arriving from the metro beware... More

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brussels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

If some hours left, go for a nice walk on" the bund" , which is a promenade aside the riverside with stunning views of shanghai skyline..the pearl tower is the key attraction..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

This place is a must-go when you visit Shanghai. I wont give you the details but just try it. It's a whole great experience along the streets.

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Looks like the end of football game at the stadium: huge QTY of people. Really danger and not comfortable

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Great place for photos, day and night. The night lights turn off at midnight, so be sure to get your photos done before then.

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Ashford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The Bund at night is amazing. The view across the river to Pudong is the one you see in all the publicity shots, and it's fantastic. It's crowded, but the people are so friendly, and want their photo taken with you, or push their little children in front of you to have their pic taken. Absolutely charming.

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Last year (in May 2013), my husband and I visited Shanghai for the first time and opted to stay at a hotel along the Bund (the Waldorf Astoria - also a 5 star experience). And we were thrilled with that decision. Our hotel room looked directly upon the bund and upon the fantastic skyscrape of buildings across the river. What... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

One of the most incredible sites I think you'll see anywhere in the World. If it's a concrete jungle then it's the equivalent of the Amazon. It has to be one of the most photographed places anywhere and for just reason. One of the appealing points is that despite the vast number of people who visit, there is ALWAYS room... More

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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The old buildings are worth checking out, even though most are banks, they don't mind you going in to have a look but look is all you can do unfortunately. The view at night across the river is quite something but be prepared for big crowds with the same idea. Consider catching the RMB$2 ferry across to Pudong.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Its interesting but too crowded on a saturday night. If you really want to know about the history get a guide or a good book

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