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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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Phone Number: 01068623004
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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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It is hard to overstate the beauty of the Bund. The older buildings juxtaposed with gleaming skyscrapers. The futuristic skyline of Pudong and the Oriental Pearl Tower across the... read more

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It is hard to overstate the beauty of the Bund. The older buildings juxtaposed with gleaming skyscrapers. The futuristic skyline of Pudong and the Oriental Pearl Tower across the river. And the ships cruising up and down the river. This is world class urban beauty. And as the sun sets it gets even better. The buildings light up. Many have... More 

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This River cruise is a not to miss at Shanghai .... Just relax at the lavish boat and see the awesome Shanghai view at night.....

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at night all the building are lit up, you see so many different people and couples come to have their wedding photos taken, although you feel like you are in a zoo sometimes as chines people do tend to stare

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The Bund area is very pleasant to walk around. Beautiful sights to see and a lot of People to meet. Unfortunately, there is no bridge to cross the river

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In my 2 weeks of staying in Shanghai, I went to the Bund 3 times both day and night! It is amazing to see that the skyline was built in 22 years!

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The Bund is the place to see and to be seen, thousands of people are strolling the promenade (mostly Chinese people) both during day time and night time. The view to the other side (Pudong) is great if the weather is clear, during night time the illumination of Pudong is fantastic. If you want to take great pictures, this is... More 

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Beautiful view... Should visit atleast once... your visit will be incomplete without seeing The Bund.. Very close to Nanjing street and subway station... Must see

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You can walk along the river in the historic British concession with thousands of other people, enjoying the beautiful sights and sounds. Nice place for a walk. Get's busy during the day but quiet towards the evening. Well recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Truly one of the worlds finest promenades, the Bund shows both the past and future of Shanghai. The Bund offers a wonderful view of Pudong and the British Concession (the old, imperialistic Shanghai. Take cruise on the river to get a different perspective of the buildings. Dine in Shanghai's best open roof restaurants. Shop in Nanjing East Road :D

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Go there after sunset and enjoy a beautiful meal or a dessert or just a coffee at the water side. Very nice place to sit and relax. Gives you a great view of the jazzy neon lights on the skyscrapers all around - especially the Citibank building.

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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.