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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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+86 10 6862 3004
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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The best and most famous area i SH. Very touristic tho, but the view is spectacular.

A must-to-go spot when in Shanghai. Amazing view (mostly in the night ), a bit overcrowded during weekends, great fine dining restaurants and bars around the area and place of the... read more

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Treviso, Italia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must-to-go spot when in Shanghai. Amazing view (mostly in the night ), a bit overcrowded during weekends, great fine dining restaurants and bars around the area and place of the most famous hotels.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Bund and the skyline were a must see on this trip. Stunning views. It was very crowded however as everyone else wants to see the same thing.

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This is the Shanghai you came to see and it does not disappoint. Walk along the Bund, soak in the atmosphere, take lots of pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Most buildings on the Bund make you feel like you are in London! From the terrasse, the view on Pudong is great, day & night.

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Amazing place. You get a sense of Shanghai's rich history and exciting future here. We visited during the day and in the evening. The lights at night were pretty but not spectacular. Should have visited The Bund before experiencing the light show at Shanghai Disneyland :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

No trip to Shanghai would be complete without a stroll down the Bund. Beautiful early 20th century buildings on one side and the modern skyscrapers across the river. Our Chinese hosts also took us over to the other side where we had a coffee and beer in an outside plaza. On a Sunday morning we saw no fewer than 10... More 

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this place reminds me of New York and Europe. Safe to stroll along and catch the sunset. Clean even with so many tourists around the area

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This is the place where 2 worlds meet; the old day charm and the new modern city. Mostly crowded at night as the buildings along the road and those on the opposite side of the river will be lightened up, people comes to gather here for taking photo. Pick the nice-weather day to visit The Bund during day time as... More 

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You'll get the old Shanghai Financial District Facing the New One. Both really impressive and both marking an era

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The Bund is generally a very busy place with many Chinese tourists from all over wanting to see what they consider, and rightly so, as a symbol of modernity of their country. Of course it is highly recommended you go there at night when the lights are on. I would suggest you either have dinner at one of the many... More 

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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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