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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

This area is great in both the day and evening. At night the buildings light up and are very impressive, I enjoyed that light show more than the one in Hong Kong. Singapore's is the best though. It is a nice long 'sea wall' walk,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank confIictman
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

No trip to Shanghai should be without a visit to the Bund. Boat trip lovely at night however can have long wait for tickets so go with someone that knows what else to do nearby if your boat time wait is long.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 495fredac
Reviewed 2 days ago

Being on the river seeing the Shanghai skyline is a do not miss experience. There are many boats and options for cruising down the river.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tfitz812016
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Bund is impressive both day and night and needs to be experience both times. During the daytime the modern buildings are a marvel to see; however, at night they take on a whole different appearance because the entire buildings are lit up as massive...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RickFLL
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very pretty pictures at night time. Ate at an Italian restaurant off the main road that also had beautiful views of the bund. Nice area just crowded when we went but that was to be expected.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kristinm16082019
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is one of the famous sightseeing places, and you have to visit it. Our hotel was in the heart of The Bund and we enjoyed both colorful evenings and quiet early mornings. Don't miss amazing interior of Shanghai Pudong Development Bank.

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

If you want a panoramic view of the economic center of Shanghai, The Bund is the right place to go. I would recommend going there when is about to get dark outside and watch the city becoming alight. It is a very crowded place, so...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Muahdib
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is an amazing view, day or night always magic. A very must do when visit Shanghai. Walk amongst the bund is relaxing

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lovegoodfoodgoodwine
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were on the Bund during the Chinese New Year and so it was unusually crowded. That said, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Great view of the extensive lighting on the buildings and the boats that take people on river cruises. Very clean and safe.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Judge1635
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Definitely my highlight Easy to reach from the air port Go with the fast train and then just change to the normal mrt a few Station best would be if u download the app. Try to come twice at day time and night

Date of experience: January 2019
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12 November 2018|
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Response from Panamajoe2017 | Reviewed this property |
I just travelled from Vancouver to Shanghai, where I am now. At the airport, there were lines for people needing transit visas, up to 22 hours, I think. Sorry, I wasn’t really paying attention. If you are in Vancouver, I... More
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
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