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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 839 attractions in Shanghai
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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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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is one of Shanghai's icon. It is a very refreshing view that will take your breath away. You can see pearl tower and the golden buildings at night as well. It is something to look forward to. A nice walk along the river and they also gave lanterns for you to float on air.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Went to the Bund after dinner and the view was much more beautiful than it was in the day as the building were all lighted. It was pretty windy and chilly so bring along a jacket to keep yourself warm if you are planning to go on the boat cruise. Spend about almost an hour strolling along the river and... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

One one side of the river is Great Britain and you really feel like in you are in Europe and than the other side of Europe is these amazingly tall skyscrapers. You feel like you are in Hong Kong. At night, it's an amazing view. Must see while in Shanghai

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This walk, and the view, is what Shanghai will always be defined by.....loved the sights, the sense of history and magic and just watching ships go by against the backdrop of skyscrapers while behind you are stately european inspired architecutre...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The lights on all the surrounding buildings are just so beautiful. It's more beautiful than the ones in Hong Kong. It brings much memories especially when the song 'Shanghai Bund' being played over and over again. This is my first time in Shanghai but when I heard the song...it brings back memories about the movies that I have seen years... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The must see activity in Shanghai especially at night but watch your belongings as it gets very crowdy. For less people just walk left or right a couple of meters and you're almost alone.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The walk along the "BUND" brought the old world charm of the old business district with the view across the river to the newer buildings of the business areas and the barges making their way under the Yangtze River.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

It is a great place to visit. I enjoyed a walk across the bridge and see the light of the buildings at night. The architecture is very pretty and great for taking a photo. I love to see the old European building and clock tower.

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is the Face of Shanghai and every traveler would want to have photos at the Bund view. Crowded on weekends. Very Scenic spot with river behind and all the places like oriental pearl tower, shanghai financial center etc of Pudong area of Shanghai providing an excellent spot for taking pictures. Warning: On approach roads to The Bund, there will... More

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This was a beautiful area to walk along the river. The European architecture was beautiful and there were a number of new brides and grooms along the river with professional photographers taking wedding pictures. It was great fun!

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