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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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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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Private Shanghai Day Tour: Jewish Refugees Culture And The Bund Architectural...
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One of the greatest city views

Spectacular city view spot. The weather was awesome. (Not typical polluted air) You could take any photo shots and they will be all good with the background of Pudong business... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spectacular city view spot. The weather was awesome. (Not typical polluted air) You could take any photo shots and they will be all good with the background of Pudong business district.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed The Bund - what a gorgeous walkway around the river! We loved the lights and the sights. The area was kept very clean and there were a few friendly police officers that were happy to help with directions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came just again on a very nice and sunny day to the Bund, walking up and down between Peace Hotel and The Walldorf. It is a beautiful piece of history with great views - if there were not too many tourists, mostly Chinese there. It is hard to make good pictures. On other side it is their Bund, their history,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice place to take a casual walk along the river, looks very picturesque when all the buildings are lit up at night time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice Place where to have a relaxing walk. It is near the shopping district full of top brand shops. I has a dinner in a restaurant on the Bund where you can admire the spectacular Lighting show made on the skyscrapers: They are changing color for more than one hour every evening.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Bund (meaning embankment or levy--the area is on the banks of the Huangpu river) was the center of Shanghai commerce at the turn of the 20th century and remained so until 1940s when occupied by the Japanese and after the communist takeover of China. Gradually the occidental capitalists moved their operations to Hong Kong and SIngapore in the 1950s.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is great place to visit at night when the skyline is lit. There is lots of shopping close by. Great location for pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were here around New Years so the market was filled with flowers and the streets were bustling. So many things to see and taste!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

a beautiful water front on the river side you can see the high buildings and skyscrapers in addition to the famous pearls oriental tower. Should be visited if you visit shanghai

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spectacular view , a must go to while in Shanghai.. I recommend to go there at night and you can see the lights of Shanghai

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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.
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