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The Bund (Wai Tan)

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Address: 5 blocks of Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu between Jinling Lu and Suzhou Creek, Shanghai, China
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This is a designated section of Shanghai’s port along the Huang Pu River...

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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Must see when in Shanghai

This famous stretch of 5 blocks offers fantastic views of Shanghai. You can see the modern skyscrapers across the water and compare them to the classically designed... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This famous stretch of 5 blocks offers fantastic views of Shanghai. You can see the modern skyscrapers across the water and compare them to the classically designed European-inspired architecture that line up along the waterfront. One big tip though: they turn off all the lights on the buildings at 10 pm every night! So if you want to take a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by twice, noon time & night time. Night time offers more fascinating view. altou I enjoyed both times much. Took alot of photos bcs every capture worths it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Bund is absolutely beautiful, but the only inconvenient is the crowd. You have to find a good time to go or fight for a place. The view is beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I must have walked around here four days out of five. I love walking around this area as there is so much to see and lots of place to eat and drink with loads of local people stopping and chatting or wanting to take a photo with you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They really is the best place to take in the amazing Shanghai skyline.. A very wide promenade with many attractions and tourist boats. The evening cruises are particularly good to see the impressive night lights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Haven't been back at the bund for years and it still enchant when you visit on a cold winter night with all the lights up. Very very nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great area to unwind after a busy day at the office. Loads of shops bars and restaurants and amazing views

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having transited through Shanghai many times and not having visited the city itself I had to make a stop this time and check out the famous skyline. It did not disappoint, the lit up skyline similar to Hong Kong is a great view to just sit and look at up, looks pretty great. It was cold during my time there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Being in Shanghai and not visiting Bund is like being in Rome and not seeing the pope. One of the MUST SEE places in Shanghai. As good by day as by night.

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Awesome views of the city and skyscrapers. It is an awesome experience. Many good photo opportunities!

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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 restaurants that can be found within the historic buildings. A cultural center has built up away from the water and some of Shanghai’s best art galleries and museums are housed close to the Bund. Nighttime views of Pudong and the rest of the city also make for a great backdrop at the many rooftop clubs.
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