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“Bizarre but great experience”

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel
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Shanghai Urban Engineering Tour: Jin Mao Tower and Bund Sightseeing Tunnel
Ranked #61 of 125 Tours in Shanghai
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A pedestrian-only tunnel crossing the Bund, this fun and unique form of public transportation is a pricey but quick way to get across the river on foot. The experience is a bit reminiscent of a Disney Tomorrowland attraction.
Reviewed October 27, 2012

First of all you turn up at the ticket desk which is located in a subway tunnel underneath the bund. It isn't that well marked and we wouldn't have heard of the sightseeing tunnel if we hadn't looked it up. We had actually walked past the entrance the day before and didn't even notice it. It's not particularly attractive subway tunnel, it feels as though you are heading down to the general subway tunnel for a normal train. You get to the ticket desk expecting to just hand over some money for a one way or return ticket. But you are greeted with an overdecorated ticket office with signs all over the place with a load of different prices. Essentially you can choose a single or one way ticket, or you can choose a package of seeing one or a few attractions such as the pearl tower etc packaged in with the single or one way ticket. The sightseeing tunnel is a useful way to get across the bund without having to wait for the ferry or walk across the closest bridge. They have to price it higher because otherwise the people using the ferry would overload the sightseeing tunnel and use that as a way to travel across to the other side. You head to the sightseeing tunnel which again isn't that well signposted, you head to the side of the subway tunnel and then show your ticket and around and into an escalator. The sightseeing tunnel itself is rather corny but an experience there is a series of cheesy animations and cheesy music as the tram ventures under the river. The tram is sort of like a small capsule and there are three to five of them that run from one side of the river to the other. It's quite a useful way to get across the river because the ferry is a longer wait and is quite crowded.

Thank Simon Y
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

it is really something you should avoid..in shanghai!
it is really far away from what they are trying to seel..a futuristic tunnel! it is not a futuristic tunnel, it is a just a simple tunnel with some ligths in..neither the babies go out impressed by it...Imagine!

Thank Fabio231278
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

As a cheap tourist attraction this is fun! Clearly designed by someone who had too much to dream last night, it is around three or four minutes of flashing lights as you cross under the river in a subway tunnel. Like the London underground but slower and with a lot more lights!May be a lot better plugged int your own i-soundtrack. Don't choose this if you are looking for fast transport or for a thrill rude. But, if you have some time to kill before a plane and have nothing better to do...

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Disappointing and overpriced. It costs 50 rmb one way, while the metro is just 3 rmb, and the so-called "show" it's ridiculous: some neon lights and LED strips. The ride lasts a couple of minutes.
Don't waste your time and money here, the metro or a taxi are much better (and cheaper) options!

Thank Ricky_Torino
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Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

A short trip in a small cabin. You will see lighting show in the tunnel, which maybe more interesting to children.

Thank Nikolay K
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