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Shanghai Bund Weather Signal Station

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Address: No.A1 Zhongshan East 2 Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200002, China
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A very scenic location near the river. The best time to visit is once it gets dark.. All the buildings would be illuminated and it is a beautiful view..! People who like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

An interesting little building which is at the southern end of the Bund. From here walk northward to see may iconic buildings from colonial period. If you read up on the history of the signal tower and the Bund then it'll be much more interesting to visit.

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The signal station is called Gutzlaff signal tower, built in 1883. According to the information tables, it became a police station in 1953 and hosts the Bund museum since 1993. Interesting, yet small building.

Thank BPwayfarer
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A very scenic location near the river. The best time to visit is once it gets dark.. All the buildings would be illuminated and it is a beautiful view..! People who like extravagant city life might love this place. There are lot of places for shopping oriental things a mile or so near the bund. You could just walk from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

its my currency location. every weekend, i d love to being a local person to walk around the whole city. it makes me love this city cant help. the most morden, the traditional all in this city. no matter what you are doing, no matter which place in the city. u will feel pleasant.

Thank adela v
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This historic building is an interest look back at the way we used to work. For those into meteorology, you will probably get more out of it than me but for my value, it was more about the place and the people around it. Its well maintained albeit in its new location but it offers a great perspective overlooking the... More 

1 Thank matt_3029
Chengdu, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Right on the Bund, this historic building has had an interesting history, moved to make way for a new road and converted into a bar. This unusual relic is currently closed for renovation.

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

I enjoyed having a drink on top of this building and enjoyed the view of the Bund and the Huang Pu river from here. Mind you the building was moved a few hundred yards in the past to make way for the exit of the Yan'An elevated road. Meanwhile this exit ramp was demolished again when an underpass was constructed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

The historic Meteorological Signal Tower is positioned on the Huangpu river line next to the Bund, which is enough a recommendation. It used to provide weather reports for Shanghai and now it houses a lovely bar. Actually, we dropped in to get warmer from the Riverside Promenade, and it was a surprise! The interior is very nice, besides Shanghai motives... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

You will find a coffee house in the building. Have a cup of coffee after breathtaking walk along the bund .

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

It's small but don't miss it. A spot which makes you imagine the good old days of Shanghai.

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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.