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Address: 5 blocks of Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu between Jinling Lu and Suzhou Creek, Shanghai, China
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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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So. It's one side of the river with a view to the other. But WOW what a great view. A quick sample of what Shanghai is, a bustling and economic hub in the East. Great to wander up... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So. It's one side of the river with a view to the other. But WOW what a great view. A quick sample of what Shanghai is, a bustling and economic hub in the East. Great to wander up and down. Children will also enjoy the bright and changing lights of the buildings against the night sky. Cannot vouch for the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amalfi when you're in Shanghai. Definitely pick a nice evening as it's really pretty wet all the lights are lit up.

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Make sure you visit at night for the full experience - pretty amazing. Take the underwater tunnel for the kids.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I walked to the water front as it was getting dark after about 20 minutes the lights came on. Many of the buildings are light and or lined with lights. Both sides of the river are nice to look at.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

when you are in Shanghai, it is a good idea to dedicate some hours to walk in the Bund area and even take the ferry to the other side which you can see many sky scrapper very close and high end shopping malls as well as the Shanghai tower. Don't forget to take a ferry tour in the river!

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Enjoyed the views from river cruise, it was all lit up and very colourful. This is a must in Shanghai.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many traditional buildings from the colonial era on one side... and the Huangpu river with the spectacular Pudong skyline on the other. Very enjoyable both during the day, but also in the evening (clear weather provided).

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The gracious 19th century buildings from the various European concessions contrast dramatically with the skyscraper cousins across the Huangpu River in Pudong. The broad promenade provides a surprisingly large open space in this cosmopolitan city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take the train to East Nanjing Road (Line 2 or 10) and exit by entrance 7. We just loved standing there to watch the skyline and reading all the different advertisements on the buildings. Do note that the lights of the Oriental Pearl Tower switches off at 10pm.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having worked in Canary Wharf, London and La Defence, Paris these places do little for me. It's quite amazing how quickly the Chinese have made this a number one commerce centre. It's good to have the river running through this conglomerate of high rise, high tech buildings. If it's your thing visit. We went up the World financial centre. 180... 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 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.
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