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The Bund (Wai Tan)

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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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Very Lovely Seneric Place

One of the Best Place in Shanghai to roam around, Beautiful nature, Colorful Building, Charming river, Crazy crowd. Recommended to visit in evening and on weekdays!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the Best Place in Shanghai to roam around, Beautiful nature, Colorful Building, Charming river, Crazy crowd. Recommended to visit in evening and on weekdays!!

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Great views of the Shanghai skyline! Many people come from the provinces , so it is crowded on weekends.

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The views over the river are some of my strongest memories of my trip to China. This area is not about ordinary life in Shanghai - it is about incredible views that speak to wealth and power in a global city. It is not always pretty but it is spectacular. The buildings on the left side of the river are... More 

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Shanghai's streetwall, or the Bund, is modeled after Chicago's great streetwall along south Michigan Avenue. Shanghai's is a newer and along the west waterfront of the Huangpu River. The view from the rooftop restaurant of the Peace Hotel is spectacular. The Bund is a popular promenade on weekends and holidays.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This long water front walk is a very nice activity no matter when you go. It is right along the river and overs great views of the financial district and of the old buildings on the bund side. There is a nice little museum about the water front area on the far end of the bund and that is worth... More 

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Great view during the night. Must visit once in a lifetime. Go to take photo there as well. Worth a visit

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Beijing, China
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The fist thing that below you mind is the awsome view of the high tower of shanghai you will be lost in side this beautiful view

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This famous stretch of 5 blocks offers fantastic views of Shanghai. You can see the modern skyscrapers across the water and compare them to the classically designed European-inspired architecture that line up along the waterfront. One big tip though: they turn off all the lights on the buildings at 10 pm every night! So if you want to take a... More 

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Stopped by twice, noon time & night time. Night time offers more fascinating view. altou I enjoyed both times much. Took alot of photos bcs every capture worths it.

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The Bund is absolutely beautiful, but the only inconvenient is the crowd. You have to find a good time to go or fight for a place. The view is beautiful.

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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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