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The Bund (Wai Tan)

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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
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This is a designated section of Shanghai’s port along the Huang Pu...

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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An unforgettable evening in shanghai

we walked from people square, the last ray of sun was diminishing. The lustrous lights of Bund was just revealing it's beauty as the night falling. most of the buildings are... read more

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we walked from people square, the last ray of sun was diminishing. The lustrous lights of Bund was just revealing it's beauty as the night falling. most of the buildings are decorated by the lights just like those were made of gold or metals. the walkway along the riverside is also very refreshing. u can enjoy boat ride in the... More 

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The views from the Bund across to the Pudong side were pretty. Night view was even better so we were glad we went back for it. It was a bit chilly at night so do cover up. Visit the Haagen Daz at the Pudong side if time permits. It was very cozy and just by the river so we popped... More 

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If the weather/smog is not bad, the view can make for a nice photo. Not much else to do here otherwise though.

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The Bund is the very famous and popular western riverside of the Huangpu River in the centre of Shanghai. Winter, spring, summer or fall The Bund is always one of the first places I go when visiting Shanghai again. You can have a great time with friends or take a relaxed walk and enjoying the scenery on your own. In... More 

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the walk on the long stretch on the bund in the day and in the night is a must for anyone visiting shanghai. checkout the colonial buildings and shanghai skyline.cruise the huangpu river adds a different perspective of the bund

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Enjoy the beauty of this skyline during a visit in the evening when all buildings are lightened. Take a walk or take a boat trip...

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It's a must to come here to take a nice picture over Shanghai. Does not matter if you do that during day time or night time. It's always very beautiful.

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The view is fabulous and I felt very safe. the only problem is getting a taxi back to your hotel, not enough taxis and they want to double the rate at night

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I went to the bund with my friends while I was living in China. Its beautiful during the night and fun during the day. We took a boat across the river

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the foreshore area during the day and also took a harbour cruise at night. The cruise was a highlight for me as the scenery was great. All those buildings with the lights blazing, changing colours and the atmosphere up on deck was terrific. Not to mention the amount of bout traffic on this waterway, it is simply amazing. Any... More 

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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.