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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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Reviewed yesterday 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

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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

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Reviewed yesterday 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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved the tour of the city with Sophie. The Jewish museum/synagogue was fascinating. The Bund. The Maglev and lunch was a nice taste of China

Thank William B
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can spend an hour or so just walking along the river edge taking pics of this, or in fact, having your pic taken. Get yourself a drink or ice cream to as it can be very warm!

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Bund definitely worth seeing both in the day and the evening. Be prepared for its chaos, it was extremely busy all trying to get a picture in front of the Pearl. There are several flower walls which are really pretty along the Bund and...More

Thank Maria515
Reviewed 3 days ago

The world-famous Bund is a river promenade in the very city centre of Shanghai. The view on the river, the impressive sky line of Pudong and the colonial buildings is a must for every visitor of Shanghai.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to see the beautifull buildings and sites of the city. So much history. The lights were spectacular at night

Thank oreotawny
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If someone ask me what was the best experience I had in Shanghai, I will definitely say "Night view at the bund". I was very impressed by "A symphony of lights" in Hong Kong. But Shanhai night view was even beyond and above. If I...More

Thank Kangarchi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Romantic walk along the river day and night. Spectacular views of the city and river. Very safe to walk with police everywhere watching visitors

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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
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Response from colebriacl | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the light show is not an actual performance but comes from all the colourful light patterns cascading in waves up and down the buildings across the river, mostly in the financial district. It’s most impressive when you... More
25 February 2018|
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Response from josephg493 | Reviewed this property |
No rush. Limit yourself to one or two things to do and you’ll probably enjoy more. No fast lane for business class passengers so give yourself some time to go through immigration and customs. Maglev train will take you... More