Pudong Development Bank (Fazhan Yinhang)

Pudong Development Bank (Fazhan Yinhang)

Pudong Development Bank (Fazhan Yinhang)
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The area
Neighbourhood: Fuzhou Lu (Fuzhou Road)
How to get there
  • East Nanjing Road • 8 min walk
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Joseph S
Cupertino, CA699 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
You have to go inside to really appreciate this building.

An example of not just a pretty face on the outside. Pudong Development Bank (the one with the dome), site of the old HSBC Building (originally built in 1923). The inside mosaics ceiling that you'll see as you go through the ornate old style revolving door (you have to push it yourself), plus the view of the inside teller windows and its subtle marble support beams. Pictures don't do it justice. Clearly a good example of colonialism and not knowing the meaning of excess.
Written 18 May 2019
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Miki New
Singapore, Singapore120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
The exterior of Pudong Development Bank is so stout and grand. The Bank is so smart and the exterior wall and architectural was so impressive. Really iconic!
Written 25 November 2018
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,679 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
This former HSBC (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) Building has been a standout on the Bund since it went up in 1923. At that time, the massive granite building was the second largest in the world. As an architecture buff, I like to look at the building's neoclassical details. They include a dome with six Ionic columns below between the second and fourth stories, giving a Greek temple look to the facade.

This heritage building, which appears to be well maintained, stands next to the iconic Custom House. Together, they offer an excellent photo op for famous colonial-era buildings on the Bund, especially at night when beautifully lit. The best place to look at the exterior is from the river promenade by the Bund.
Written 21 October 2018
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emmagta
Manarola, Italy463 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
Pudong Development Bank (Fazhan Yinhang) - Wow, this really took the cake, good full day spent here.
Written 26 September 2018
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J Teo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2,458 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
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 bank in this part of the world and housed in its own heritage building. Interesting side note, HSBC is actually the issuer of actual currency in Hong Kong.
Written 1 January 2018
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Deena63
Sydney, Australia212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
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 ceiling was part Art Deco, part early 20th century.
It is very worth while stopping off here on your walk along the Bund
Written 4 May 2017
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Kangelos D
Hamburg, Germany109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
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 it through its troubled history during the 1900s and even have kept the small door with the cage around it from where the locals(Chinese) were let in...!
What a masterpiece keeping its secrets.
Look at the single piece Italian Carrara marble columns that support the over 12 meter ceiling. Legend had it that while they were transported from Italy one went missing...!
Written 8 March 2017
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kim20111111
Seoul, South Korea24 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Business
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 trainee , sounds like a senior or some kind of manager. Not so sure.

A young female staff said sorry to me about her rudeness instead of her and the young female staff called her "teacher" so I guess the staff who was rude is kind of manager.

The rude manager told me not to be in her bank for western union because it's complicated to process western union.

I unserstand...I see sending money by moneygram or western union in China is not that easy as much as other country. I had to fill out so much more information than other countries. And also tellers are busy to type all things they need. I really appreciate that.

But that's their job and they are supposed to keep doing business with western union in according to their contract etc.

She shouldn't say " Don't come. Go to other banks"

Finally I went to the same banks twice, because she said "don't come" I am acting the other way. Haha

And next time once I come to Shanghai again, I will go the the same bank because she needs some lesson which she needs.
Written 11 November 2016
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percyvakil
Mumbai, India2,439 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
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 headquarters. In 1955 shortly after the communist takeover of China it became a government building. It is now the Shanghai Pudong Development building.
The building is a grand structure, 6 stories, with a large dome atop. At it's main entrance are 2 bronze lion sculptures, Steven and Stitt, named after former bank managers there. They are nice sculptures.
The best view of the building is from across the road from the elevated promenade. The best time for photos is in the morning with the Sun behind the promenade and when it is lit up at night.
Written 8 March 2016
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Laxiaozi08200912
Beijing, China1,242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015
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 take a promenade along the embankment and watch the beautiful scenery of Pudong District/Lu Jia Zui.
Written 15 January 2016
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