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The Bund (Wai Tan)

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Address: Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai, China
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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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Bund is great place to walk and oversee the city

I loved walking the Bund where I could see all the beautiful buildings long the river in the past 20 years. I took a shuttle from cruise ship to Bund where I could feel part of... read more

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Searsport, Maine
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I loved walking the Bund where I could see all the beautiful buildings long the river in the past 20 years. I took a shuttle from cruise ship to Bund where I could feel part of the city people. Just observing the local people is a real education.

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Milford, Michigan
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The Shanghai skyline is definitely something to see with all the buildings lit up. Looking at the Puxi side and then across to Pudong makes you realize how far the city has come in such a short time. A definite must see! If you find to too crowded walk towards the fake light house and the crowds will be much... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
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A stunning walk early morning, a beautiful walk during the day and a very impressive walk at night. The Bund is special, it welcomes all and shares its magic.

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We were staying a short distance from the Bund, so it was rather easy to get to the Bund. It is fascinating to see the old colonial buildings by the Bund in contrast to the new skyline across the Huangpu river. There is an absolutely wonderful wall of flowers to see.

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Umea, Sweden
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The must-see of Shanghai, beautiful views walking the waterside path both by day and by night, of the modern skyscrapers across the water. Also interesting to see the historic buildings on the Bund side of the water. Marks off are for overcrowding (especially in the evening) and lack of shade in the daytime. Take note the skyscraper lights turn off,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Went both in the day and night and trust me, go for the night view. It is well worth the time to see all the buildings light up.

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This was a beautiful walk! While we didn't take the ferry, the skyline of the buildings across are wonderful day or night.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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When you are in Shanghai, this is a 'must do', and of course walk there when it is dark. Really nice.

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Windy and lovely landscape view of concrete jungle. Awesome at night view and day view too. The only cons is pack with people

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Despite the poor visibility due to the bad air quality, i still had a good time admiring the brightly-lit buildings. The LED lights were so lively and beautiful to watch. Do expect crowd in the area since it is one of the famous spot in the city.

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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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