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The Bund (Wai Tan)

Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai, China
Puxi (Downtown Shanghai)
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited on a foggy evening - made it look so good! I come from Munich so I'm not used to such skylines - just amazing!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sdoebs
Reviewed yesterday

The Bund is hands down one of the favourite spots in the world for me. I loved the view, be it day or night. I loved the culture and rich history embedded in the view and all the architectures along the bund. It is one...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DJ_Business
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was standing at the famous must visit Tourist attraction, The Bund 外灘......this is my thought, on one side I see those historical building still standing strong side by side and they are looking across the river at the other side at these new modern building....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sekweng
Reviewed yesterday

What a beautiful structure ! The views are amazing even though it was a little foggy. Definitely worth making the trip up the top.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kimjas67
Reviewed yesterday

The views from the bund are absolutely stunning. Every night you get spectacular light shows, and you get the feel of modern day Shanghai, the progression and spirit of the city as well as reminders of its past.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank burkongla
Reviewed yesterday

Gorgeous way to see the city at night by water. The cruise is not too long and runs late. Beer is available along with snacks. Great photo opportunities.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mscurti
Reviewed 3 days ago

wonderful views.go at night.combined with walking street it is a interesting destination.It is a place for strolling and just taking in view of building,river traffic and pudong across the river

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Isanuk B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was the highlight of our Shanghai trip. The promenade is perfect both day and night, you should experience both.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you ever come to Shanghai then the Bund at night time is a must. Be warned on weekends and chinese holidays it is extremely crowded. The best way to cross the river is by ferry which is only 2 Yuan. There is an underground...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BN151
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Bund is a must see at night with the lit skyscrapers on the other side of the river as well as the river cruises passing by.

Date of experience: November 2018
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nicole1208
12 November 2018|
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Response from EdfromNYC | Reviewed this property |
You can find full information about transit visas and how it all works at "chinatravelguide" website. (Sorry, am not allowed to post the actual link.) Unfortunately, it appears that those with Indian passports do not... More
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sysana1
26 August 2018|
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Response from exchangestudenti | Reviewed this property |
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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14 May 2018|
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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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