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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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Ranked #2 of 839 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The Bund is interesting during the day, and spectacular at night on the river cruise. Some of the buildings have been taken over by the Govt, but retain their considerable charm

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Limavady, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We visited here on October 1st, the start of the Chinese national holiday week, and have never seen so many people, but that all added to the atmosphere. The view is wonderful and you need at least an hour and a half to two hours to do it justice. It will be even more impressive in a few years time... More

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St. Joseph, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Nice walk along the river. Also took a boat tour which gave a good view off the architecture along the river.

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South Royalton, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Night life is upscale international crowd here in the contemporary financial district set on Shanghai's river. Cabs get more expensive the later the night, the drunker the customer.

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Key West, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The older section of the Bund is as elegant as it was the last time I was there, except there are many more people and high end stores.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The apartments all lit up, seeing the daily commuters going about their business. Central to main buildings.

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Eastbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The original Bund changed from a river side swamp to a business center in the 1850's and this free to enter commemoration is in pictures with Chinese and English explanations. The European trader colonialists come in for a little critism, probably justified. The Japanese occupation hardly gets a mention, and the post 1949 era is agranised. The photographic desplay is... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Go there in the evening and enjoy the view over Pudong and walk along the old 'Paris of Asia'. One of the most stunning places on earth i must say.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Been here a couple of times while i lived here, plus on other visits. Good place to see the view all year round except winter. The day and night views also have a different feel. Also, you can view from different sides - puxi and pudong. The pudong view looks a lot like HK though. Avoid the touts who take... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It is particularly nice at night when all the buildings light up! You have the modern buildings on one side and the European influences on the other - both beautiful to look at.

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