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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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+86 10 6862 3004
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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The Manhattan of China

Beautiful view! Contrast between the old buildings and the new financial center just across the river.

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Rennes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful view! Contrast between the old buildings and the new financial center just across the river.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took Uber from Pudong airpoort during an airport layover. For the round trip it cost me 55 USD. It is a very good place to take a walk and you will be amazed by the modern Shanghai. It is also close to Shanghai old town area and Yu Yuan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the Shanghai musts. Great view of the skyscrapers across the river. Note all of the boat traffic (commerce) going. Lots of people and tourists there. If I were a pickpocket this is where I would go. So, be aware of your personal items. Not to scare you, only to warn you to be cautious.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is my third visit to Shanghai and every tie I am surprised and impressed from this special city. There are some air pollution problems, like in all big cities in China, but the visit is highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Your visit to Shanghai must include a nighttime trip to The Bund. Along with tourists from all over, you'll see lots of locals strolling and you're bound to see a few couples posing dramatically for their wedding photos. Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Shanghai gives New York and Hong Kong serious competition for best skyline, and the Bund shows off the glitz of the city, particularly at night. It's a must visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the old area of Shanghai dating from when the Europeans set up shop in the city and built these amazing and imposing buildings which line the riverside road. On the river side of the road across from the buildings, there is a broad promenade which always seems to be filled with pedestrians enjoying the views both of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Bund is spectacular at night. The view and the night light show are amazing. Make sure you get there before 10:30pm as the light diminishes significantly after 10:30pm and becomes quite static after 11pm. The river always has action with many boats. The west side has beautiful, grand, old, European buildings at their best. The East side shows off... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its just feels good to talk a walk & see incredible Skyline across the River & Old Architectural building on other side. Make sure to go there when the day is clear and also visit in the evening after 6 pm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I live in Shanghai, which gives me many excuses not going to the bund, because it's...there...so close. Occasionally, if I have a Couchsurfing guest, I would take them there, but I only do nights, Bund at 2:00 in the morning is beautiful, peaceful, especially when it's warm, the breeze gives you amazing touch that you would be willing to stay... More 

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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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