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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If in Shanghai, you'll go there anyway. The smog restricts the view considerably during the day, but the lights at night, particularly looking back from the river are nice. The European Architecture along the Bund is relief from the modern towering architecture of Shanghai today. Good food and one of Shanhai's busiest shopping areas adjoin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We visited the Bund , I feel Really Lucky To visit that place By sheer Chance , It Was The Most Beautiful Spectacle I Had Ever Seen .

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful walk along the river. Great views of the Pearl and Jin Mao Towers. Check out the gold Aurora Building across the river at night. One side becomes a giant tv screen. Cut down Nanjing Road for some fun shopping. So many beautiful, historical buildings on one side, with several newer, some space age buildings across the river on the... More

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Pasir Ris, null, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Walked to The Bund in Shanghai during June 2014. Very picturesque. This time of the month is still very windy. I thought it will feel like you're in Europe but apparent it's not the same even though some of the buildings have that historical look. The locals like to go there and just sit down watching people pass by. So... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Bund is beautiful at night, but lots of people. The area has been commercialized about as much as anywhere in Shanghai, but the architecture is certainly worth the trip! Lots of hotels, great food, and a great night scene, but just up the street is one of the busiest shopping areas in Shanghai, and for that reason there is... More

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AnanB
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was expecting to be wowed by this street but actually, if you're from Europe, it's not much more than you'd find in a business area in any city in Europe. The view over the river at night is impressive though. It does get busy at evening time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere along the Bund is great and although it is extremely busy, it is simply an unmissable place to visit in Shanghai. As a Westerner, you get pestered here more than some other places in the city but you learn to ignore it. I'd recommend using the Sightseeing Tunnel (70 yuan return) as it was a convenient way of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

In the heyday of the commercial exploitation of Unequal Treaties, Western nations lined up for pieces of the vast Chinese market. The Bund in Shanghai was WHERE they lined up. Historic buildings along the Bund span over half a century of dramatic West meets East. You can find buildings with faux Gothic, Romanesque, Renaissance and Baroque elements; the 20th century... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Iconic, this Promenade offers the best view in town! Try to have a lunch or dinner in one of the many restaurants with the Pudong view! Day and night attraction!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The view was great both day and night. If you only have limited time. Night definitely the best time to go. The view is stunning when all nights are on

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