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The Bund (Wai Tan), Shanghai

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Stroll along The Bund (Wai Tan) to become one with Shanghai's bustling crowds and take in views of the city's glittering skyline. The buildings lining this waterfront walk represent a broad variety of architectural styles, such as Gothic, Baroque, and Beaux-Arts. Take photos at the flood-control wall affectionately called the Lovers Wall and in front of the famous skyscrapers, including the Pearl Tower, whose pillars and spheres pierce the sky. Make The Bund (Wai Tan) part of your personalized Shanghai itinerary using our Shanghai vacation planner.
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  • If you are in Shanghai this is the one thing that must not be missed. Not as busy as I thought it would be. Walk along the promenade of a warm evening and it is the most wonderful way to take in the a...  read more »
  • The section of the Shanghai waterfront is a beautiful place to see both the prewar and modern Shanghai skylines (imposing in different ways), people watch (many have their wedding photos taken here) a...  read more »
  • The Bund is beautiful to behold from the pedestrian promenade on the river. Both by day and night is an impressive sight, it continues to enjoy!
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  • Gorgeous, historic, splendid, delightfully misplaced. This place fuses worlds of every kind into every construction - old British buildings now occupied by HSBC, designer stores and Chambers of commerce. Plenty of bars, shops, restaurants, expats, locals, virtues and vice all come together to present Shanghai in all its former glory with its glitzy present and future. Wonderful experience - especially in the rain.
  • Spectacular views in the night. Iconic tourist attractions in Shanghai. Lighting last till 10/11 PM every night. Views of the cruise boat is awesome too.
  • The traditional buildings are on the west of the river. Looking from West to East, you can see lot's of modern buildings. It's nice to have a walk there, and you can feel the changes of China these years.
  • The glittering view across the Huangpu River to the modern skyscrapers of Pudong is certainly worth an evening stroll along the Bund.
  • The Bund is amazing on both sides. The colonial western buildings on the one side, and the incredible skyline of Pudong on the other side. Visit the Bund at night. The lightshow of Pudong is gorgeous.
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