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“if you are interested in the buildings then go during the day”

Bund International Architecture Exhibition
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Best of Shanghai Day Tour: Yu Garden and Shanghai Museum
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Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights
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Private Evening Tour: VIP Huangpu River Cruise and Shanghai Lights
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

As well as strolling along the promenade and taking in the views of Pudong, it is well worth taking time to walk closer to the buildings and take in the architecture. The buildings weren't really lit up at night, so to get the best views and appreciate the design, its best to go during the day. We liked the fact that the majority of the buildings had plaques on the front, showing what the building used to be and why they were important.
It's also worth reading a bit about the history of the area before your visit. Previously the Chinese weren't allowed to own property on this stretch, which explains the pride they now take in each of the buildings and the multitude of Chinese flags flying in the area

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

You can see all the city in a glimpse. It looks imposing, it's too big and it gives you an idea about how a central planning can work when coming to the disposition of a city.

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

The Bund is so fabulous, especially if you like architecture. We visited during the day and evening and went inside as many buildings as possible. There are some absolutely beautiful lobbies, especially the Waldorf Astoria and the Peace Hotel. Very impressed to see the pristine appearance of the buildings with no exterior signs or billboards. Don't miss it!

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

The bund is interesting arhcitecture for Shanghai/ China. Gets very busy in the evening and the view of the financial district is a bit rubbish at night as they are not lit very well (during the day it is an amazing skyline).

My top-tip is at night to go to the financial area and look at the lit up bund- amazing view.

Also go to the bar in the hostel on the bund (forget the name- but great views, if expensive beer)

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

It is very beautiful. During the night, there are many beautiful lights at each building and the view is fabulous.

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