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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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Suddenly I became blank tour guide when my trip to shanghai.. I went to shanghai with my customer for training.. Because of that i must give they a good service, so I brought they... read more

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This is my 2nd time to The Bund after like about 5 years.. the "modern" view is still as bright and somewhat reminds me of the Hongkong Victoria Harbour.. pardon me for saying this.. I personally prefer the "historic" view side.. the feel more like the olden days 上海滩.. the misty and cool weather makes it even more feel to... More 

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...But not much else. From the Bund you can see across the river to the modern Shanghai architecture and to the other side, see historical buildings. Maybe we're just not that into architecture or skylines but this was a particularly unmemorable stop on our tour. It probably didn't help that it was overcast (or smoggy) and threatening to rain. In... More 

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It is a board walk with a lot of lights on one side old buildings on the other side of the river new buildings :-)

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Suddenly I became blank tour guide when my trip to shanghai.. I went to shanghai with my customer for training.. Because of that i must give they a good service, so I brought they to visit some authentic place in shanghai..The Bund become number 1 list that we must visit.. The location is big and many people come to The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The skyline of Shanghai is absolutely impressive! The Bund is definetly the best place to enjoy the view, during the day as well as night (we even took a boat tour to take it all in).

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A definite Must See, such a beautiful view. It will really wow you! Not suitable for people who don't like crowds.

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The Bund is a beautiful area, particularly at night when the buildings across the river light up. Be prepared for large crowds at night.

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They say, if you have not seen The Bund when you go to Shanghai...you cannot claim to have gone to Shanghai. The Bund is a definite tourist destination. Make it a part of your list. My wife and I went to see it and it was beautiful. Unfortunately, we were there at around 4:30pm. It would have been better if... More 

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Walk along the Bund or take a boat tour from here at night to see the glitzy light display from the buildings.

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The Bund is full of English buildings, if you get to the river you can see the financial district. It's great to walk around and enjoy the day.

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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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