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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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Phone Number: +86 10 6862 3004
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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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This is an absolutely crucial place to visit whilst in Shangai. It reminded me a lot like views in Hong Kong, but both incredibly beautiful. I had great opportunities to take... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an absolutely crucial place to visit whilst in Shangai. It reminded me a lot like views in Hong Kong, but both incredibly beautiful. I had great opportunities to take pictures with my partner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well, it is a must go place when you are in shanghai. I personally like the nice view which look a little big like HK. Good to see around in that area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So. It's one side of the river with a view to the other. But WOW what a great view. A quick sample of what Shanghai is, a bustling and economic hub in the East. Great to wander up and down. Children will also enjoy the bright and changing lights of the buildings against the night sky. Cannot vouch for the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amalfi when you're in Shanghai. Definitely pick a nice evening as it's really pretty wet all the lights are lit up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure you visit at night for the full experience - pretty amazing. Take the underwater tunnel for the kids.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I walked to the water front as it was getting dark after about 20 minutes the lights came on. Many of the buildings are light and or lined with lights. Both sides of the river are nice to look at.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

when you are in Shanghai, it is a good idea to dedicate some hours to walk in the Bund area and even take the ferry to the other side which you can see many sky scrapper very close and high end shopping malls as well as the Shanghai tower. Don't forget to take a ferry tour in the river!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the views from river cruise, it was all lit up and very colourful. This is a must in Shanghai.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many traditional buildings from the colonial era on one side... and the Huangpu river with the spectacular Pudong skyline on the other. Very enjoyable both during the day, but also in the evening (clear weather provided).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The gracious 19th century buildings from the various European concessions contrast dramatically with the skyscraper cousins across the Huangpu River in Pudong. The broad promenade provides a surprisingly large open space in this cosmopolitan city.

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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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