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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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Love the view, love the walkway along the river. It's always (surprisingly) quiet, which is a rare luxury in Shanghai.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Wenzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Love the view, love the walkway along the river. It's always (surprisingly) quiet, which is a rare luxury in Shanghai.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Nice to see the new work that is expanding on the eastern side of the Bund, compared to the historical buildings on the western side. A good place for a walk in the evening after you've arrived, or early in the morning.

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maharashtra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Its a great place to view the modern Shanghai skyline. In the evenings, the place is all lit up including the high rise buildings. One can stand and stare at the specter for hours..The only problem could be crowds and smoking crowds. Other than that it is absolutely wonderful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Breathtaking, Spectacular and Hell of a view......A must visit in the day as well as the night ......The Underwater tunnel takes you to the Pudong district which is again a must. Have to be there before you die

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

One of the "must do" things of Shanghai is a walk along the Bund (day and night). It is a nice way to walk off the jet lag or dinner! Don't forget to turn around and look at the "real" Bund - the older buildings on the Western riverbank.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We saw the Bund during the day and then after dark. We suggest visiting at night because the lights are beautiful. The crowds were astounding, also very pushy and aggressive. Be prepared and watch your pockets. The stores on Nanjing Road en route to the Bund were crowded but interesting to visit just for the experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Much like the statue of liberty of NYC, Shanghai is very much represented by the Bund, good place to stroll at night when the entire area is well lit. Cross the river Huangpu River over the Pudong site is a cool place to snap a few pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

a Sight not to be missed. At night thousands of people just stroll in the area. Weekends and holidays the Pundong side buildings are illuminated, a great sight.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A trip to Shanghai wouldn't be the same without a visit to The Bund. What an exciting and vibrant place. There are some fantastic shops and restaurants. But most of all the city lights at night are amazing. It's also amazing how many people come to the area. The sidewalks are so crowded that people have to walk in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What a view. Come during the day. Return at night. The lights are magical. Watch the crowds (watch your pockets as well). Stand stand and watch the boats go by and the lights twinkle.

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Address: 5 blocks of Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu between Jinling Lu and Suzhou Creek, Shanghai, China
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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.