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Garden Bridge

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Address: Zhongshan East 1st Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000, China
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2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Bund including Ferry Ride
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Historical Bridge

While the bridge itself might not seem interesting at first glance, there is extensive history behind it and it's interesting to see some of Shanghai's older structures surviving... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 March 2015
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

So this bridge which is located at the end of the Bund is unique because last time the Chinese were not allowed to walk here - it is a form of racism during the time of the Opium War. This place was refurbished two times ago and is a metal frame bridge - and has appeared in many films (waibaitu... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

In the day it just seems like any old Bridge. ...which it's not. I stayed near here and I'm yet to read up on its history but this ain't any old Bridge. ...at night it's literally superb when it's lit up with its orange copper and red splendour! Many people were taking pics.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

While the bridge itself might not seem interesting at first glance, there is extensive history behind it and it's interesting to see some of Shanghai's older structures surviving alongside it's developing skyline. If you are interested in the historical context, it might also be worth popping into the Astor House hotel nearby, which has preserved a lot of its own... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

If you start from the historic building; Astor house hotel, Russian consulate and Broadway mansion, just cross this bridge you can start to walk along the Bund.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014

This bridge is a typical late 1800s' Engineering Bridge Iconic Design. I have noticed that the same classic design-format was used in other applications including "for example" another famous one crossing-over the Nile river in Cairo,Egypt.This Garden-bridge was lit up, very pretty. Also, there were a lot of photo shoots being done. Lots of young Chinese brides / models in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

The roads around the bridge are so busy so there is lots of pollution. Lorries and loads of taxis right next to the pavement. Blocked damned area at time resulting in no river traffic passing underneath. Not as spectacular review walking along the adjacent promenade.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

It's really just an ordinary and small bridge but it looks nice at night when lit up in orange. Its best point is the view from it to the financial area and Pearl Tower, which is why so many people congregate on it for photos, including brides. Just don't expect the Sydney Harbour or Golden Gate Bridges.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

Not a very spectacular bridge , but right at the end of the Bund so worth seeing . As with much of Shsnghai looks best at night when illuminated . Some nice views of the Pudong as well as brides having their photos taken.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

With just a cursory examination of its history, you can quickly realize why this is more than "just a bridge" to the Chinese and more of a national symbol. Formerly known as "Bridge of Sighs" among other names, its relatively brief 100+ year old history is rife with incidents of foreign resentment, repression, national unification, hope and even assassination. Beyond... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

After walking along the promenade this bridge is at the very end and does provide some nice views of the Pudong financial district. At the end of the day this is just a bridge so you shouldn't expect that much; however, it is easy to get to and you might as well check it out while you are walking along... More 

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History oozes out of every fiber of the city, but Hongkou is a particularly notable neighborhood. Shanghai was a safe haven for about 20,000 Jews during the Second World War, and traces of this heritage can still be found in buildings and park monuments. Historic foreign relations aside, this neighborhood throws you into traditional Shanghainese life without taking you too far away from the city center. Some of the city’s best-preserved, ancient longtangs (laneway communities) and shikumen (Shanghainese lanehouses) are still in use as actual residences here. If you like to be surrounded by local faces, Hongkou is a great area to spend your time in. The football stadium, Duolun Lu and the North Bund area await should you need some entertainment.
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