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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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Phone Number: +86 10 6862 3004
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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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Great place to view the city

This is an amazing place to view the skyline in the evening. It can be very busy and the weather can play heavy on your views. I recommend visiting the east area during the day... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an amazing place to view the skyline in the evening. It can be very busy and the weather can play heavy on your views. I recommend visiting the east area during the day and then go to view the skyline at night

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Seeing the skyline during the day is also impressive. The architecture of the buildings (old and new) is beautiful.

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Numerous architectural styles attest to the importance of this stretch of riverfront to the commerce of Shanghai as it developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Today its a wonderful walk, at any time, day or night. Marvellous facades of former and current banks and trading houses are to be seen. The Custom House with its great clock... More 

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This was the first restaurant I tried in Shanghai in 2005, and still as quaint now as before. They speak english, german and mandarin. The brats, veal, and beer, mashed potatoes, and salads are authentic. Overlooking the Huangpu river makes this a great place to have afternoon tea or just kick back. They have outdoor seating as well. Fridays and... More 

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Without a doubt, one of the most amazing views in all of China. The financial district of Shanghai is breathtaking with it's mass amount of skyscrapers and neon lights. No visit to Shanghai is 100% without first seeing the view of The Bund.

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Depending on the weather conditions, most of the days it could be foggy/smoggy hence not much view to admire. When the sky is clear, you get to see fantastic overlook of Pudong and Puxi. Try having a tea session at one of the hotels instead of paying to go up Pearl Tower. It's more worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the No. 1 place in Shanghai to visit and for a reason. It offers great views on the skyline (no wonder bunch of people r taking pics all the time).

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It was shocking, utterly shocking, to see how bad the air quality was, and how people enjoy a walk along the river, as though the sky is not dark, and their lungs do not hurt. It is worth seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really interesting and the best view of Shanghai a really good walk up and down and seeing all the young couples have wedding photos taken before the wedding in Red dresses!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is best to go here at night when the lights at Pudong area are all lit up. The Oriental Pearl Tower definitely is the symbol of Shanghai. Plus the architectures make you feel like you're in Europe.

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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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