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The Bund (Wai Tan)

Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai, China
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai, China
The Bund
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A stroll along here is recommended, both day and night as you get two completely different experiences. You enjoy the sight and expanse of the city by day, then at night you are treated to an amazing show of light, as the buildings and boats...More

Thank David M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As photogenic as it is, I think the best time to visit Bund (Waitan - Puxi side) is between 5 to 8pm when you can see that mesmerising view in daylight as well as in colourfully lit surroundings little later. Should you wish you may...More

Thank shivjain236
Reviewed yesterday

We have visited Shanghai three times - never get sick of the view of the Bund at night - the photos just do not do it justice - a must do. Restaurants, bars and accommodation along the Bund outrageously expensive, but keep an eye out...More

Thank NZAlec
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best to in evening with most of the buildings across the bunds are light up! The same side, the old Shanghai with colonial buildings with lights on, show the majestic of the city, during the yesteryears! Scenic ships plying across the river in varied colors....More

Thank Patrickleong
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Bund is the perfect place to start and end each day in Shanghai. Early mornings, the Bund is alive with joggers, kite flyers, dancers and those doing tai chi, a very busy river and plenty of people just taking in the views across to...More

Thank roundtheworldwithyou
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful walk along the Bund, day or night. Get to a roof top bar at night - Amazing. Bar Rouge No.18 the Bund excellent

Thank RamonWeb
Reviewed yesterday

Great area for a walk; day or night. Great place for scenic photos and fun times. I enjoyed people watching.

Thank SonomaRichard
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Shanghai/China's World Financial Center is spectacular. Much of the architecture is wonderful. It was great to see high-rise office buildings designed with taste and flair. There also is enough green space close by to provide variety. Located by a river, the urban park/view area on...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love to see the combination between local Chinese culture and Western ambiance within the district landscape.

Thank Devin P
Reviewed 2 days ago

The bund is a walkway across the road from the old business district by Shanghai lined with European style heritage buildings. The walk way is by the Shanghai river from where you can enjoy the sky view of modern Shanghai across the river. It is...More

Thank Suesinbox
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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Higa Sakura B
Hi! I have a 5 hour layover in PVG (Shanghai Airport) from 1845-0000 and was wondering if i could make it here and how? And also would it be dangerous walking/traveling around so late? Would you recommend to just stay at the airport? Thanks for your thoughts!
11 May 2017|
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Response from Ctan1965 | Reviewed this property |
5 hours? Yes it would take 1 hour 20-30 mins to get there by the subway and about 5 to 6 rmb, and you will spend an hour or 2, its just the Bund you want to see.
Are there any good budget accommodation (read 3 star) hotels available in the bund area? The ones I came across online are quite expensive. I would prefer the range within $50. The lower the cost the better but has to be clean. Is it a good area to stay for a tourist.
28 September 2016|
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Response from amzzmodi | Reviewed this property |
Bund is a high class area. Big companies have their office, banks are located in this area. The location wint hv such cheap price hotel. Try for hotels which are 2 to 3 kms away from the area, they might fit your budget.
Are there any good budget accommodation (read 3 star) hotels available in the bund area? The ones I came across online are quite expensive. I would prefer the range within $50. The lower the cost the better but has to be clean. Is it a good area to stay for a tourist.
28 September 2016|
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Response from Tom_Blancmange | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure, but Shanghai is pretty expensive - think London in terms of prices so $50 may be a challenge.