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Pudong Development Bank (Fazhan Yinhang)

12 The Bund, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6329 6188
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former HSBC Bank building

Next door to the Customs House is the former HSBC Bank building. Many may not be aware that HSBC... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A gem of an early 20th century building

This used to be the old HSBC building. After the cultural revolution the stunning mosaics in the... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Sydney, Australia
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12 The Bund, Shanghai, China
The Bund
+86 21 6329 6188
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Next door to the Customs House is the former HSBC Bank building. Many may not be aware that HSBC stands for the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank. Established in 1864 in Hong Kong and then 1865 in Shanghai it is by far the most important...More

Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This used to be the old HSBC building. After the cultural revolution the stunning mosaics in the cupola were all covered over with plaster and rediscovered when restoration work was done. The banking hall is imposing with large imposing columns of Italian marble and the...More

Thank Deena63
Reviewed 8 March 2017

From the solid bronze lions and doors that weigh tons, to the intricate ceiling mosaic representing the Greek Pantheon, the financial centers of the 1920's on Earth as well as the roman virtues this building is EPIC! I admire the Chinese for they have preserved...More

1  Thank NicoMaxx
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I need to use western union service in there. - sending money - They speak English and very helpful except one staff who was in information counter. She was wearing glasses. As I recall she was the only person who was wearing glasses and not...More

Thank kim20111111
Reviewed 8 March 2016

This iconic building is the centrepiece of The Bund. In pictures, movies, brochures, wherever The Bund is shown, this building is most likely in the picture. Originally the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank (HSBC) building, it was built in 1923 and until 1955 was their...More

Thank percyvakil
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Visited many times since Aug 2010-2015 when I lived in Shanghai, Fa Zhan Yin Hang is considered to be one of the oldest banks in China, it goes back all the way to 1930s! Across from it, is the famous Bund in which you can...More

Thank Laxiaozi08200912
Reviewed 6 May 2015

This magnificent building was once the headquarters of the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank ( now better known as HSBC) and totally dominates this part of the Bund. It is a lovely building and we were delighted to be able to see it.

Thank mjc404
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

Originally an HSBC, it is now Development Bank. Still functioning as a bank, one can see the old style design and layout of the tellers and service advisor. Building dated back to 1920s, I think. Very nice deco inside, the mosaic pattern is very impressive...More

Thank Popopo1976
Reviewed 4 December 2014

This was widely recognized in the pre-WWII era as the most beautiful building in Asia. Don't just look at the stately lions outside, but go inside to see the spectacular mosaics in the domed ceiling. Since it is a working bank, large tour groups can't...More

Thank wymanz2go
Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

No one seems to remember this was the old HSBC building. The lions, mosaic art in lobby were actually designed for HSBC. Beautiful architecture but unable to visit beyond lobby. Sad...

Thank Jean H
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
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