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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
Fee: No
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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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A cacophony of sights and sounds!

Wow - just wow! What a sight this was on our first evening in Shanghai. We met our local guide at 5.30pm, provided through Freedom Road Travel, who was very knowledgable on the... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow - just wow! What a sight this was on our first evening in Shanghai. We met our local guide at 5.30pm, provided through Freedom Road Travel, who was very knowledgable on the area and provided great insight into the history of the region. Although it was busy and bustling, it is the perfect time to take in the sights,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful scenery of Shanghai Bund! Walking along the path, you may enjoy the skyline and spectacular view of East Shanghai, as well as the colonial buildings on the other side of Bund. You can take a ride of the local ferry across the river to Pudong, ticket only costs 2 RMB.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Incredibly busy area and a really pedestrian friendly area, the walk along the river is very interesting. At night the lights are wonderful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

it is a good place to having a wonderful night view,it's show about 'Busy Shanghai''.If you like about good view,don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went from around 5.30 till 7 and enjoyed the buildings by day and night. If you like people watching, you will love the Bund! I also did a night cruise which was well worth it for a panorama view of the city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the amazing place to relax your mind in the evening. Better time to visit the place is at 6.30 in the evening.

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You must go for the shopping and to experience the Bund. There are great deals on local Chinese items, but you must have cash for most vendors. Haggling is expected, and never pick up cash that you see on the ground, it can be a set up. Fun to browse and see the wide variety of vendors. It's clean but... More 

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Just a must at night time but I went running along hwre in the mornings. Well worth it as you see the locals in action with kites and tai chi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a place where you can find a seat and spend hours watching people going by. And the river is definitely a working river, watching the cargo ships sail by. And at night the views of Pu Dong are not to be missed!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful view of Shanghai at night. Beautiful skyline!! You can take a cruise ride for around 100RMB for more than half an hour or you can just go for river crossing by boat. These are rides for the locals who want to cross the river. Ticket is 2 RMB and takes about 8-10 min. You can still enjoy the beautiful... 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.