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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
Phone Number: 01068623004
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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 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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I'd suggest going both at night and day; Daytime is much less busy and you can enjoy it a lot more, hope for some luck too that there won't be low cloud. At night, the lights are... read more

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'd suggest going both at night and day; Daytime is much less busy and you can enjoy it a lot more, hope for some luck too that there won't be low cloud. At night, the lights are on and the city skyline comes alive, it's magical and worth it for a single photo alone.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must in Shanghai. The best and most beautiful views of the skyline. Will take your breath away. Good for day and night, walking arround and enjoying the city.

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Thank Monserrat V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I spent 3 weeks in Shanghai and I can say that I've been to most of the nice touristy places. The Bund is by far my favorite! On one side you have the old historical buildings and on the other you have the huge modern skyscrapers which create this very unique vibe that is found nowhere else but the Bund.... More 

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Thank Hassan A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful and historical place. This place is better at night than day time since the water is not really clean, but at night, with lights from the other bank buildings, everything looks perfect.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I came here on New Year's Eve during the Chinese Spring Festival. The view from the roverside deck was beautiful. On one side you will be mesmerized by the lights adorning the Orient Pearl tower and its neighboring buildings, while the other side has a European feel due to the lighted colonial buildings. This place is good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a staple to visit if your in Shanghai. It's beautiful for a nice stroll , and across of the Bund are beautiful European buildings

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Shanghai is a great day out even when the weather is poor, When I arrived in port it was a dank and dark wet day and I was not looking forward to exploring. However once you disembark and meet the port staff the warm and helpful way they welcome you brightens any day. The port staff were kind enough to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I tried taking the very touristy river cruise all by myself during winter and freeze my nose off. It was a good experience though because you get to admire the beautiful and unique skyline in a much better way. It's truly a scene to behold and one thing that you need to check off your bucket list whenever you are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place needs to be visited both during the day as well as return at night. The views are spectacular anyhow you take it. There will be loads of gorgeous photo opportunities such as the Shanghai skyline or the boats that cruise the river.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone talks about the Bund and it was nice to walk around. But there isn't much else to do. You can take in the view of the old buildings on one side of the river a d see the new buildings on the other side. I thought the view at night was better, but that is just my preference.

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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.