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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 November 2005

The Bund is something that you must visit on your trip to Shanghai, however, I was somewhat dissapointed at the volume and aggressiveness of the beggars. As soon as my taxi came to a halt it was surrounded by people wanting to sell me a...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 April 2009

The Bund is a joy, one of the world's great promenades and worth every accolade earlier reviewers have given it. But as of this writing (April 2009) I am subtracting two stars because it is in the middle of a giant construction project. As I...More

5  Thank xtnjohnson
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Reviewed yesterday

Once we signed in at our hotel in Shanghai we went out immediately. It was about 6:30 pm and the weather was nice. We took Nanjing Rd and started the great adventure it means sharing with hundreds, or thousands of people in a street lined...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting the Bund is a must when in Shanghai. Fascinating contrast between the old colonial buildings and the shiny new skyscrapers. It’s particularly spectacular as the sun sets and the buildings light up and put on an amazing light show.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Bund offers a nice view of Shanghai skyline of Pudong area, on the side of Huangpu river. We can easily stroll along and there are a lot of restaurants available, as well as photography booth and clean public toilet too. If prefer, we can...More

Thank Patric01
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whilst in Shanghai visit "The Bund" made famous for its impressive architecture and spectacular light shows. You can't fail to be impressed !

Thank Juliancox13566
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit for the skyline view. We went on a Wednesday evening and it was still qquitebusy. Easy walk from the metro station.

Thank ryankski4
Reviewed 2 days ago

Bright colourful lights on impressive tall towers of various shapes, with reflections of them in the water, speckled with colourfully lit boats. Makes sense to come here at night! A Must See in Shanghai.

Thank gds199
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing. Unbelivable reach of color, super in the night. The river is huge, HUGE, the tower is the second tallest of the world. Walking in the night it’s a really nice experience. Be aware at the hookers which are a little bit...More

Thank Diego_Kirk
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The bund is everything that modern China wants to showcase to the world. It's got great views of the Shanghai Tower and other high rises of the Pudong area across the water. And the magnificent 'older' buildings on the city side. Make sure to take...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

The Bund is the sophisticated heart of modern Shanghai. You should visit in the evening to see the full effect of the illumunated buildings and the lights across the river and on the boats that go by. A place to promenade (as long as the...More

Thank Anne R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Must see in China. Breathtaking views on the river and opposite side of the river. However, you need to accept not to be alone there

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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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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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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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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