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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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A stretch of architechtural feast

Strolling down the promenade, you can view the different colonial buildings. You can also view the opposite skyline of Oriental Pearl and Shanghai's 3 tallest buildings in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Strolling down the promenade, you can view the different colonial buildings. You can also view the opposite skyline of Oriental Pearl and Shanghai's 3 tallest buildings in the financial district. At night, these buildings are beautifully lit up.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Walking the Bund at night is magical and one of the world's best evening wanders. The lights over on the new side are all modern and spectacular.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Quite a show at night as you walk along the river boardwalk. Lots of people. Many brides like to have photos there. Very good for people watching

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Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very nice for walks and to admire old colonial buildings. You can feel Shanghai here and just see all skyscrapers on the other side of the river. Amazing in the night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We visited the Bund early in the morning and whilst the view could have been great the fog meant that the view was not as good as it could have been. This really is the place to see the best views of the Jin Mao Tower, the IFC tower, World Finance Centre tower and Oriental Peal Tower. You also get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Like: the architecture is so old Europe and at night you see the other side of the river light up. The water protection wall is attractive with lots of flowers. Dislike: a lot of people smoke everywhere.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

With the huge number of massage parlours (ie brothels), drug dealers, counterfit outlets etc the area is the definitely one of the most dangerous areas for tourists. The touts will haunt you everwhere - on the streets, in shops, in the lobbies of your hotel. And the touts are far dangerous than they appear. Start conversation and, most likely, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great area for strolling & taking in the fabulous high tech buildings in the financial district & the wonderful Colonial buildings along the Bund

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We had several strolls along the riverside at various times of the day and week. Some of the hawkers were a little annoying but the view more than makes up for it: both the futuristic skyline on the opposite side of the river and the colonial architecture beside the walkway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This a good place for visitors to feel Shanghai grandeur with plenty of history to explore. Surrounded by old and new landmarks. Wear comfortable shoes for ease of walking.

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