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The Bund (Wai Tan)

Open today: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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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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Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai, China
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great place for all ages. Lots of small shops to explore if you are like me and love the old small shops instead of a large Western style mall. Be ready to negotiate prices. You can usually get a third of the...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely Shanghai’s landmark. Start in people’a square an walk through pedestrian Nanjing road until reaching the river. Try to do it in the late afternoon to enjoy the lights.

Thank luciomoreno
Reviewed yesterday

You cannot leave Shanghai without see the bund. The atmosphere is magic, the view is amazing. Go there in the night

Thank Diegolucky
Reviewed 2 days ago

stunning views on both sides , in the day time and especially at the night time , you can walk south till yuyuan garden site

Thank Kobi R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great and very romantic place to walk around, enjoy the views from both sides of the river. We were lucky to be there during an international convention, so there was light shows for the night. It is really an amazing place. You can feel the...More

Thank Leitayuglobal
Reviewed 2 days ago

The view of The Bund is amazing BUT... Be wary of scammers, I got scammed of $400 AUD, here's what happened.... I was wondering around The Bund at night by myself, taking pictures being a tourist, when 2 girls come up to me and ask...More

Thank punkachump
Reviewed 2 days ago

The view from here at night is spectacular to say the least, full of people and activity the sights across the river are spectacular with the light show on the buildings, but don't forget to turn around and see the fascinating colonial structures from the...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place was very busy with large police presence crowd controlling. Beautiful views at night, but not really a food or drink location (not that we experienced). It’s a destination to take in sights and move on from there.

Thank R0YST3R
Reviewed 3 days ago

There's a lot to see in the area during the day, but it's at night that a cruise is really good. Get to the front section of the boat if you can.

Thank GrdnWht
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great to take a stroll. Even better if you do a boat trip - bring a camera. A photographer’s delight - especially for night photography

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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
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12 November 2018|
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Response from Panamajoe2017 | Reviewed this property |
I just travelled from Vancouver to Shanghai, where I am now. At the airport, there were lines for people needing transit visas, up to 22 hours, I think. Sorry, I wasn’t really paying attention. If you are in Vancouver, I... More
26 August 2018|
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Response from exchangestudenti | Reviewed this property |
You don’t need a visa if you travel to a third country and just stop in Shanghai (for example Australia, Japan, Thailand and so on) An excerpt from the 72-Hour visa free policy: “The 72-hour visa-free transit policy in... More
14 May 2018|
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Response from AlevtinaS2 | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase tickets to the Shanghai Ferry, based upon the activities you prefer. You can catch a standard ferry for $23.11, an air-conditioned ferry for $30.81. Tickets to the Oriental Pearl Tower are the... More