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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was great to see the skyscrapers and the beatiful view to the bund. But also the traditionsl side of the bund with its old buildings is realy fantastic. You have to go on the Shanghai Tower its the highest visitor platform of the world....More

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Reviewed yesterday

of course you will visit Bund when in Shanghai for the first time - it is very much related to the extreme growth of former fishing village to today's urban dimensions. One of the most crowded parts of the city, day and night. In times...More

Thank kmarko
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are into great views of the city stop here. It is crowded at times, but plenty of room to sit and relax. If you get there on a sunny day the buildings shine.

Thank IrishFoodluvr
Reviewed yesterday

This is gorgeous during the day and spectacular at night, make sure you do the cruise on the river, was a highlight for me coming to Shanghai, you will not be dissapointed

Thank Petra S
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are in Shanghai, and have some time to kill, talk a walk at the Bund. The Bund is a great place to take a walk down during the evening. I visited during National Holiday, so it was very crowded.

Thank travelingxteacher
Reviewed 2 days ago

This area is at the end of East Nanjing Road and it's where most tourists go to check out the tall buildings across the river. It's especially crowded at night, since the tall buildings turn on their lights. It's crowded here and packed full of...More

Thank Tyler W
Reviewed 2 days ago

You have not come to Shanghai without visiting The Bund (Waitan). There is the Huangpu River that separates the old from the new. On the old side, you have colonial historical buildings still occupied by various tenants and keeping the architecture functional. There are a...More

Thank welldunn662016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took a trip to the Bund and stayed the night close by, it looks great at night with all of the tall buildings lit up and the lights on the boats. It can get very smoggy which is a downside when you can not...More

Thank Jake B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited some of the older buildings along The Bund and also did a river cruise which was lovely. Also visited the Silk Shop where they have a great assortment of silk doonas and covers. Very reasonably priced.

Thank LornaLewis-Stockton
Reviewed 3 days ago

The bund is a riverside walkway along the Huangpu river. There are 2 bunds in Shanghai, one along the Puxi side and the other on the Pudong side

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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
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26 August 2018|
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You don’t need a visa if you travel to a third country and just stop in Shanghai (for example Australia, Japan, Thailand and so on) An excerpt from the 72-Hour visa free policy: “The 72-hour visa-free transit policy in... More
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Response from AlevtinaS2 | Reviewed this property |
You can purchase tickets to the Shanghai Ferry, based upon the activities you prefer. You can catch a standard ferry for $23.11, an air-conditioned ferry for $30.81. Tickets to the Oriental Pearl Tower are the... More
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Response from colebriacl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the light show is not an actual performance but comes from all the colourful light patterns cascading in waves up and down the buildings across the river, mostly in the financial district. It’s most impressive when you... More