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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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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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 skyline of Shanghai is absolutely impressive! The Bund is definetly the best place to enjoy the view, during the day as well as night (we even took a boat tour to take it all... read more

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The skyline of Shanghai is absolutely impressive! The Bund is definetly the best place to enjoy the view, during the day as well as night (we even took a boat tour to take it all in).

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A definite Must See, such a beautiful view. It will really wow you! Not suitable for people who don't like crowds.

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The Bund is a beautiful area, particularly at night when the buildings across the river light up. Be prepared for large crowds at night.

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They say, if you have not seen The Bund when you go to Shanghai...you cannot claim to have gone to Shanghai. The Bund is a definite tourist destination. Make it a part of your list. My wife and I went to see it and it was beautiful. Unfortunately, we were there at around 4:30pm. It would have been better if... More 

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Walk along the Bund or take a boat tour from here at night to see the glitzy light display from the buildings.

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The Bund is full of English buildings, if you get to the river you can see the financial district. It's great to walk around and enjoy the day.

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Evening walk and a short ferry (48 pence return ! Over the river to see both views) more restaurants on the modern side. We had TFI Fridays. There is s lot more choice though. Last ferry was 10pm. And a lot of the lights went out also. Loved it.

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A must visit in Shanghai to appreciate the old and new towns. Go at sunset so you can watch the lights and a ride on the river is an equal must do..

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Walking along the Bund is a must do in Shanghai. The share size and number of sky scrapers is breathtaking but do time an evening stroll! This is when they are all lit up with lights and it truly is spectacular. You can cross the river really cheap on the ferry or if you spending spending some more you can... More 

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The Bund and the views it offers across the river is fascinating. The grand old buildings dating back to before World War II are splendid and tell of a time before communism, a time of foreign involvement and a time of wealth which has clearly returned. This is not the real China but certainly part of its current status. look... 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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