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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
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Reviewed today

This is a must see, however expect large crowds. I can think of no other city with a 360 degree skyline like this.

Thank johnlN8276DY
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must see in Shanghai. It’s a long walking area with the river and beautiful buildings on one side and other old buildings and shops in the other side. To reach the bund, just walk till the end of the famous shopping street...More

Thank Ramy W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Shanghai city is excellent example of modern era. The bund is a place with pleasant view of Shanghai skyline. So many high risers and excellent example of modern architecture. It gives good view of the River with the back drop all the sky scrapers. On...More

Thank 907rajeevk
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Bund is wonderful at any time, but it is truly AMAZING at night! It does get very crowded, but be patient, take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the beauty of the BUND!

Thank Dale H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The bund at daylight is already a nice location but wheb the sun goes down (it was around 18 in october) the light show starts and transforms the bund into a wonderful skyline.

Thank CaptainAndSparrow
Reviewed yesterday

We first saw the bund during the day and was impressed with the beauty of the skyline. Then came the evening! It was like a colorful butterfly coming out of the cacoon. WOW! The light show was so impressive. Nothing like this on the entire...More

Thank RobertMeister
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Bund is really amazing, day time AND night time. You have to visit the bund when you are I. Shanghai. One of the most prettiest views I’ve ever seen. It’s breathtaking!

Thank Joyce V
Reviewed yesterday

If visiting Shanghai, you must head over to the bund around sunset to check out the city as it comes to life. It is fairly busy with people taking photos at this time but well worth it. The views of the city willl blow your...More

Thank DMiz
Reviewed yesterday

Great view of the Pudong architecture, a must-see when in Shanghai. Really nice walkway (when travelling alone, beware of aggressive "escort"-girls approaching you). Hint: Go there when it's dark, but not after 10pm, because many buildings switch of their lights by then. Try to go...More

Thank Lennart J
Reviewed yesterday

The view when you get to The Bund is breathtaking. I went at night and all the buildings are lit up and changing colours. What is nice is all the boats in the water have their lights off so they are not distracting. It is...More

Thank Mitch I
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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
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26 August 2018|
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Response from Exchange Studen... i | 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
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Response from colebriacl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the light show is not an actual performance but comes from all the colourful light patterns cascading in waves up and down the buildings across the river, mostly in the financial district. It’s most impressive when you... More