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The Bund (Wai Tan)

Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai, China
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It is so amazingly beautiful to take photo and watch the skylines and busy waterway. Be it day or night, you get to see the best of the skylines of Shanghai. The night scene is fantastic with the changing color of each building along the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

황포강의 서쪽 와이탄도 좋지만 동쪽 삥장따다오를 가 보길 권합니다. 특히 밤에 가신다면 서쪽 황포강과 또다른 매력에 정말 흠뻑 빠질 겁니다! West side of HuangPu river is Waitan and the east side is BingJiangDaDao. Go to the east side instead of the West side and you...More

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It is amazing to watch the buildings light up at night. And, a beautiful place for a walk or a run when the air is good - which it was in early November.

Thank Rovetti
Reviewed yesterday

We ended our night around the Bund. We somehow timed it perfectly to catch it right as the sun set, and we saw the first lights start to come on. A great way to end the night, with wonderful views and a nice walk.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a place to visit in Shanghai, excellent view, very safe and a must go for all first travellers.

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One of the most amazing skylines to see at night. River cruise suggested. Neon and video wonderland on the buildings.

Thank pbnc63
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Don’t forget to a) buy b) bring your selfie stick and take those famous shots... c’mon, everyone is doing it!

Thank Tanyankd
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This is a must see if you visit Shanghai. There are so many restaurants and interesting things to see on the bund.

Thank Msjerrae
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful spot to see the harbour and gorgeous light show at night. Busting with color and bustling with people.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best way to experience the river is by boat. But, alteratively, can take the sights along the promenade. Do time yourself to see the sunset come down the river in the back drop while the city lights up. This is one of the nicest city...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
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November 11, 2018|
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Response from EdfromNYC | Reviewed this property |
You can find full information about transit visas and how it all works at "chinatravelguide" website. (Sorry, am not allowed to post the actual link.) Unfortunately, it appears that those with Indian passports do not... More
August 26, 2018|
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Response from exchangestudenti | Reviewed this property |
You don’t need a visa if you travel to a third country and just stop in Shanghai (for example Australia, Japan, Thailand and so on) An excerpt from the 72-Hour visa free policy: “The 72-hour visa-free transit policy in... More
May 14, 2018|
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Response from AlevtinaS2 | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase tickets to the Shanghai Ferry, based upon the activities you prefer. You can catch a standard ferry for $23.11, an air-conditioned ferry for $30.81. Tickets to the Oriental Pearl Tower are the... More