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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai, China
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Reviewed today

This is amazing, but do yourself a favor and go to the other side of the river looking back at the Bund. The view at night is better than looking at the business district. You can catch a ferry or the tram under the river.

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Reviewed today via mobile

Perfect space to take in the city day or night. This is right across from the Peace hotel which is worth a visit as well.

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Reviewed yesterday

The Bund's historical buildings are cool, especially if you are interested in history and/or architecture. From the Bund, you get an excellent view of the iconic modern Shanghai skyline (including the Pearl Tower). It can get busy, but daytime in early July was fine. It...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Well, you have to experience the Bund. Just have to. The sights of the Pudong side and the Old town side are just classic and quintessential Tourist (local or foreign) attraction. Even for seasoned travellers, it is still worthy to see and visit. Do it...More

Thank Paul J
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Reviewed yesterday

Although Shanghai has in the past been polluted they have made big strides into clearing it up. The Bund is a marvellous place to go, it’s lively, exciting ... always something going on .. very, very busy but I loved it. The streets of Shanghai...More

Thank Ann F
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a short visit and the view is fantastic. This was not my first time as I had been there before. Best after sunset when all the lighting is on the sky scrapers across the river.

Thank Frank D
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don't miss this place in Shanghai. It offers beautiful views of the radio tower and tall sky scrapers across the river. Visit there after sunset. It attracts many locals and tourists alike. Take the Nanging road shopping street to reach the location while experiencing local...More

Thank Razikh
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Crowded on a Saturday night but worth a look. Amazing what China has been able to achieve in the past three decades. The lit up buildings reminds me of Hong Kong.

Thank Adv4Me
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is probably the most famous area of Shanghai which is really just an elevated walkway over looking the river and the new city. It is certainly worth a look to see the views and river traffic. It can get quite crowded at night when...More

Thank Argy39
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Everyone kept saying you haven’t been to Shanghai if you haven’t been to The Bund. Really no big deal unless you go with a group of friends or if there’s some special events. Otherwise, not necessarily worth the trip there.

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kokimoki
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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Боян С
19 April 2018|
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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
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amsterdamnyc
25 February 2018|
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Response from Sixonthego_50 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if I have a good answer. I arranged for a guide. With limited time and not knowing the travel system they picked me up and took me out. I wanted to see both the old and new China. There is an old town. It is... More
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