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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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An essential destination in Shanghai

No trip to Shanghai is complete without a visit to the Bund, the riverside prominade that teams with life at all hours. It has marvelous views of Pudong and is an ever-changing... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

No trip to Shanghai is complete without a visit to the Bund, the riverside prominade that teams with life at all hours. It has marvelous views of Pudong and is an ever-changing kaleidoscope of people. Take your time to stroll both by day and at night.

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The skyscrapers are awesome and there are many marshals to ensure traffic flow the way they are supposed to be. Day and night views are different, I prefer the night when all the lights are turned on.

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The Bund gives you the perfect mix of old and new, the old promenade with the stunning Pudong skyline across the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everything I expected and more a great place to spend time plenty of opportunities for good photographs and well worth the visit make a point of popping into the peace Hotel art deco at its best also the old HSBC building which is worth a look but remember no photographs inside.

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One of the most gorgeous views on this planet. A must if you goto shanghai.. Try one of the many bars and restaurants on the strip they all have crazy views of the skyline

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We only drove through to see the historic buildings and catch a view of the financial district. I would have loved to have explored more as this area reminded of downtown Chicago.

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It's really magnificent place for the tourist Every body should visit this era at least once in his life!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This ist not a street with shops, cafes, nor restaurants. This is just a walking strip along the river but it is very interesting indeed. First you have the famous view onto the other river bank, Pudong with all the famous buildings. Everybody has to come here to take fotos. On second glance it is a great place to sit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely spend time ambling along this quintessential Shanghai waterfront location, with views of both the historical Bund as well as the financial center across the river. It's not that there's so much to do along the promenade itself, but there are some great restaurants in the vicinity, and the view are tremendous.

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Wow. An incredible view day or night - we often sat on the steps overlooking Pudong from the Bund with dumplings brought from Shanghai! A lovely walk or a nice place to sit and relax. When the lights come on when it's dark it's a really spectacular sight. You can't go to Shanghai and not visit the Bund!!

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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.