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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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All reviews across the river huangpu river both sides shanghai skyline puxi side night view beautiful at night nice walk light show the financial district peace hotel take pictures modern shanghai the pearl visiting shanghai bund stroll
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The place to be for a great view and great photos! Be careful with the people asking for you to take pics of them then trying to start a convo about where you come from and all that. They’re up to no good.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

you must go there at night and can see the skyline of Shanghai and many othet buildingswith lights on. This place is very crowded

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zguby
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to there during 11pm and the lights were off but it didn't affect the view. Less crowded and municipal officers were cleaning the area. Suggest dont go to late.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thepaulhere
Reviewed 2 days ago

This review is simple, if you come to shanghai you must come and see this skyline. It is amazing at night from and number of different angles and can be seen from a huge range of great restaurants like Fellas and even clubs like Bar...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Flameboy0
Reviewed 2 days ago

After the busy town shopping area it was nice to reach the Bund to take an easy walk. There are a range of buildings across the river to see, different boats using the waterway to watch. We had been on a walking tour and were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank holiday-view23-7-11
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is so amazingly beautiful to take photo and watch the skylines and busy waterway. Be it day or night, you get to see the best of the skylines of Shanghai. The night scene is fantastic with the changing color of each building along the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Itravel0ne
Reviewed 4 days ago

황포강의 서쪽 와이탄도 좋지만 동쪽 삥장따다오를 가 보길 권합니다. 특히 밤에 가신다면 서쪽 황포강과 또다른 매력에 정말 흠뻑 빠질 겁니다! West side of HuangPu river is Waitan and the east side is BingJiangDaDao. Go to the east side instead of the West side and you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tripia
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is amazing to watch the buildings light up at night. And, a beautiful place for a walk or a run when the air is good - which it was in early November.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rovetti
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ended our night around the Bund. We somehow timed it perfectly to catch it right as the sun set, and we saw the first lights start to come on. A great way to end the night, with wonderful views and a nice walk.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shufflin_to_buffalo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a place to visit in Shanghai, excellent view, very safe and a must go for all first travellers.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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12 November 2018|
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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
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