We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Bund (Wai Tan)

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: 5 blocks of Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu between Jinling Lu and Suzhou Creek, Shanghai, China
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+86 10 6862 3004
Website
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$48.99*
and up
Private Shanghai Day Tour: Jewish Refugees Culture And The Bund Architectural...
More Info
US$91.00*
and up
Evening Shanghai City Tour with River Cruise
More Info
US$63.00*
and up
Cultural Shanghai Day Tour: Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, the Old Town Bazaars...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 12,423 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4453
    Excellent
  • 2428
    Very good
  • 481
    Average
  • 64
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
The second street wall

Shanghai's streetwall, or the Bund, is modeled after Chicago's great streetwall along south Michigan Avenue. Shanghai's is a newer and along the west waterfront of the Huangpu... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Rolf A
,
Chicago, Illinois
Add Photo Write a Review

12,423 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 7,445: English reviews
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
190 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Shanghai's streetwall, or the Bund, is modeled after Chicago's great streetwall along south Michigan Avenue. Shanghai's is a newer and along the west waterfront of the Huangpu River. The view from the rooftop restaurant of the Peace Hotel is spectacular. The Bund is a popular promenade on weekends and holidays.

Helpful?
Thank Rolf A
Nashua, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
373 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This long water front walk is a very nice activity no matter when you go. It is right along the river and overs great views of the financial district and of the old buildings on the bund side. There is a nice little museum about the water front area on the far end of the bund and that is worth... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nate080411
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great view during the night. Must visit once in a lifetime. Go to take photo there as well. Worth a visit

Helpful?
Thank mwk2015
Beijing, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The fist thing that below you mind is the awsome view of the high tower of shanghai you will be lost in side this beautiful view

Helpful?
Thank Adel N
Vancouver, BC
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This famous stretch of 5 blocks offers fantastic views of Shanghai. You can see the modern skyscrapers across the water and compare them to the classically designed European-inspired architecture that line up along the waterfront. One big tip though: they turn off all the lights on the buildings at 10 pm every night! So if you want to take a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Centauri27
Bintan Island, Indonesia
Level Contributor
52 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by twice, noon time & night time. Night time offers more fascinating view. altou I enjoyed both times much. Took alot of photos bcs every capture worths it.

Helpful?
Thank viviin
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Bund is absolutely beautiful, but the only inconvenient is the crowd. You have to find a good time to go or fight for a place. The view is beautiful.

Helpful?
Thank alexanderbeetleman
Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
87 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I must have walked around here four days out of five. I love walking around this area as there is so much to see and lots of place to eat and drink with loads of local people stopping and chatting or wanting to take a photo with you.

Helpful?
1 Thank nige1966
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They really is the best place to take in the amazing Shanghai skyline.. A very wide promenade with many attractions and tourist boats. The evening cruises are particularly good to see the impressive night lights.

Helpful?
Thank birrells2016
Level Contributor
370 reviews
199 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Haven't been back at the bund for years and it still enchant when you visit on a cold winter night with all the lights up. Very very nice.

Helpful?
Thank Keithlhk

Travellers who viewed The Bund (Wai Tan) also viewed

Shanghai, Shanghai Region
Shanghai, Shanghai Region
 

Been to The Bund (Wai Tan)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Bund (Wai Tan) and other visitors
14 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (14)

Questions? Get answers from The Bund (Wai Tan) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in The Bund

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood