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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to The Bund (Wai Tan) by using our Shanghai trip planner .
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  • Rest assured, you will be not only on the Bund, it's a walk must both day and night (fabulous). You will have incredible photographic memories. The night is truly magical with all these towers illuminated...
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  • A nice place to stroll, wing shore of the river and while you can enjoy the landscape of large buildings, recommended go arriving overnight to see the buildings illuminated with lights!
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  • Whenever I go to Shanghai, I never miss to take a trip to the Bund, with 4 giant towers, is breathtaking!!
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  • Must visit place if you are visiting Shanghai. Beautiful view from the raised platform. Should visit in the evening to see the beautiful landscape with lights. Finding a picture perfect spot is very difficult, if you are lucky you can get one. Pretty close to People square. On the way, lot of branded shops for shopping.
  • Spectacular at night when it is really dark and the buildings are lit up in really interesting ways. I was told an American firm designs and co-ordinates it. We did a cruise on the Visa boat and went to the top deck but it is more fun joining the throngs walking along taking selfies. It is really safe and we had no problems as there are police everywhere, not that I think anyone would risk doing anything like bag snatching in China. There are lots of professional photo booths and food places nearby . During the day it is just another city with big buildings. You don't need a guide but do your research before you go as Google is not allowed anywhere in China nor is Gmail or What's App.
  • The Bund is a elevated walking area along the water. It sits on the old part of Shanghai with views of the water and the newer part of Shanghai. This is a great place to take pictures if its not too busy. There are also people selling photos and willing to take you picture for a fee. Next to the Bund are many hotels, restaurants, and bars that overlook the Bund. Great to go to these at night. But you will pay for the view. Overall the Bund is nice, but nothing spectacular. At night the buildings are different colors which makes Shanghai unique. Going to the Bund is free. Continue walking south and you will see Yuyuan garden and shopping area.
  • Cool place to see the high rises view of Shanghai. So many people come there at night time for the view and shopping both. Most of the night times, specially on weekends, it's too crowded and packed with people. But it's a view that the tourists should have at least once. Revisit and look and the same thing again, I'm not too sure.
  • The most beautiful skyline for a reason. You can't miss it. The bund gives you amazing view of skyscrapers. Must visit place. If possible visit twice - once in a sunny day, once at night. It is simply magnificent.
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