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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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Reviewed today via mobile

I paid a visit to Bund Area in the late evening. The sun was about to set and the crowd was rushing to catch the ferry or cruise. We borrowed tickets for cruise (ferry was far more cheaper).Once the night arrive, all buildings started sparkling...More

Thank nadir karim s
Reviewed today via mobile

Visited shanghai on a tour and spent a few days before on my own. The bund is amazing. Wonderful buildings day and night. Worth the walk at both times. The city is even better when you go up the towers. Stunning views over the city....More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed today

Besides enjoying Shanghai skyline, The Bund is an excellent area for quiet strolling. Of course, pending that one manages the walk among the army of photo taking tourists. The view is breathtaking and especially looking at two river banks one being old Shanghai and other...More

Thank TX2005
Reviewed yesterday

WOW, WOW and more wow. You have to be there to appreciate the view and the spectacular night light shows A river cruise is also a must in the the evening to appreciate the views and colour, it doesn't matter if its overcast or smoggy...More

Thank John P
Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a walk alomg the Bund The skyline is amazing lots of different group of people, tourists, locals a lot of fun

Thank 767Crusader
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can’t go to Shanghai without going to the Bund! But expect crowds no matter what time you go. You can marvel at the development of Shanghai and take iconic photos, or just people watch.

Thank mrswills1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed close to The Bund and I love the buildings. You could be in London or New York, except when you look across the Huangpu River to Pudong with its skyscrapers. Early morning it is full of runners and people doing their exercises, then...More

Thank 200Sparrow
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This a great place for the spectacular view at night. Every time you look around you notice another building with its lights. A lovely stroll along the water.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a night time extravaganza. About a mile long, this river promenade is a visual riot. Buildings on both sides of a very busy commercial river have amazing light shows and lighting. The large crowds of people feature humanity from around the entire planet....More

Thank ecmenendez
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a boat ride at night time to visit The Bund was a fantastic experience and a must do while in and around 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
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August 26, 2018|
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Response from Exchange Studen... i | 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
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Response from colebriacl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the light show is not an actual performance but comes from all the colourful light patterns cascading in waves up and down the buildings across the river, mostly in the financial district. It’s most impressive when you... More