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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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We spent an hour here to enjoy great atmosphere of this city at night time. It was so relaxing and exciting and could see the splendid lights from buildings.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent an hour here to enjoy great atmosphere of this city at night time. It was so relaxing and exciting and could see the splendid lights from buildings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be sure to stop to see the Bund - it is great for a romantic stroll and no where offers a better opportunity to see the city's skyline.

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I walked the area in light rain. Nice buildings, a little European feel. You will not be disappointed.

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it need to be visit especiallyin evening time, no way to skipped. TV tower daily time is good for panorama view esspecially form the glass floor level

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Obviously very tourist heavy and everywhere in the images you see of shanghai but for good reason. Great view both of the worlds 2nd highest building and surrounding skyscrapers of glass, metal and neon seen as the buns but also turning around and seeing some of the older Chinese architecture, beautifully lit up at night. Recommendation would be to get... More 

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The bund in Shanghai is always incredible actually but my advice is to visit it during the late evening where the lights are on from the opposite side. It is really great!

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One of the most famous areas in Shanghai. A lot of restaurants, bars and shops here. Awesome view of downtown Shanghai.

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This is a public walkway area with excellent views of the Shanghai skyline. Go at night...the lights are breathtaking!!!!

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This is such an iconic view from the Bund across to Pudong and it doesn't disappoint in real life. I spend more than an hour walking and watching the nightlife. Get down there on your first night in Shanghai.

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don't forget to get down here before ten pm as the lights go out!! amazing experience and even better photos!!

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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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