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The Bund (Wai Tan), Shanghai

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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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  • There is always a huge crowd at The Bund. Day and night. The view of Shanghai's tallest buildings is wonderful. Especially in the evening when all the lights are on it's fabulous. The Bund with it's o...  more »
  • Bounding the streets of Shanghai to see this place at night is quite spectacular. Its like something from Bladerunner. The whole city feels lit up but the Bund is best at this time. Alive with plenty ...  more »
  • Make sure you see the Bund on a cruise boat at night because the laser light show from all the buildings is spectacular.  more »
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  • One of best places to enjoy shanghai. You can see oriental pearl tower and shanghai tower from here. In the night this place is very crowded but very beautiful
  • Beautiful area with amazing night view of Shanghai downtown! Even though it was a chilly winter evening, the Bund was packed with tourists and locals. The night view across the river, and the buildings on the same side were just gorgeous with the lighting. A good walkway along the river after dinner. Don't ever dare to skip this attraction if you are in Shanghai!
  • Seeing this place from across the river looks amazing. We took a ferry over and just did our own thing. It looks awesome at night and there are a ton of people.
  • You'll need some patience when you're here, especially if you're faced with large amounts of tours - but once that's sorted out, this is absolutely scenic, and you're able to see Shanghai for what it's known for - that night view.
  • GOOD PLACE FOR TRIP!!! I really enjoyed it at night because its more beautiful! i suggest you to bring dslr or any proffesional cameras because theres many beautiful objects at there