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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 today via mobile

Very pleasant evening walk with excellent views. Better midweek as can get very crowded at weekends. If you walk down to the Cool Docks - there are zome reasonably priced and excellent restaurants to visit. The Thai is particularly good.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rockythehound
Reviewed today

Must-see in Shanghai. I recommend to visit some of the roof-top restaurants at the Bund to see the view better.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Scenic668605
Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting area with great views, Remember Aussies bring your own toilet paper every where in china. Photo recognition T paper dispenser that allocation approx 10 squares per day??

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went specifically for the photography, and quickly realised that the winter wasn’t a great time for this. December is not the time to go to Shanghai

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dyl4646
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A fascinating mix of European style buildings on one bank and modern skyscrapers on the other. A very pleasant walk on a dry day, but the highest buildings were swathed in low cloud/smog, which was disappointing.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank missdixon
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the Bund on a Saturday so it was very busy, but there’s a great atmosphere and people are friendly. There are a lot of coffee shops and small Chinese eateries. Expect to pay higher prices than you would in the local Chinese districts...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Catwoman7857
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a spectacular marina. Beautiful buildings are all around and give an amazing skyline at night. They offer cruises too, along the river.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ATJaweed
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are in Shanghai, even on a short time, Bund is a must. Prefferable also at night and during the day, two different views.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank urosdernovsek
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The night view is perfect. Although there are a lot of people taking photos but still we are manage to get nice photos shooting. Weather is good as well ( It is still cold during our visit on March) There is also a warm reminder...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SY K
Reviewed 3 days ago

I didn't get to do it at night, which is a shame since it would have been outstanding, but did walk this during the day and had a great time. We took some great pictures of the Shanghai skyline and had a very nice walk....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rachel V
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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