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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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Reviewed yesterday

This is a fabulous place to go at night and be dazzled by the lights! There are some fun places to eat at night, but you really go there for the view.

Thank cynthiaf478
Reviewed yesterday

My visit to the Bund was a little disappointing for me. Yes there was the river, graceful buildings abound and many locals and tourists around taking photos, but Im not sure what i was expecting but I didn't find it.

Thank Lyn B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped off here one evening and thought there must be some special event on as there were hundred of people all milling towards the Bund from the subway. Police were even corralling people and had set up a one way system on either side...More

Thank Charlotte E
Reviewed 2 days ago

The views from the Bund across to the financial district are staggering at any time, but incredible at night from a boat cruise. Have done the cruise 3 times, and it has been breathtaking every time.

Thank iangdickinson
Reviewed 2 days ago

Again-was there during a Golden Week so it's like most of mainland China was there as well. Hard to get out if later in the day. B/c of Golden Week and then rush hour hitting--the Shangahi police started to close down rail stations around it...More

Thank Samsgrrl00
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Better views if you go up high. Would recommend seeing and enjoying it from a restaurant. Much better than fighting the masses of tourists.

Thank PresPJ
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited the Bund by day and at night - both times I was overwhelmed by the bustle and beauty of Beijing. If you get the chance, take a stroll up and down the Bund - enjoy the views of the buildings, as well as...More

Thank Odyssey402460
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great to see the new buildings spring up and the view at night when they are all alight is magical. Take a short 45 min boat ride around the Bund to get better views ll around.

Thank ronald1350
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Head further down the promenade to get a better photo so you're not surrounded by a heap of other tourists.

Thank BecBennett
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must go place in Shanghai. The view of the bund was so nice. Please try the ferry, and check the weather before you go. You can buy the ticket online or code to the dock. There might be a long queue, but...More

Thank dawa m
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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
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26 August 2018|
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Response from Exchange Studen... i | Reviewed this property |
You don’t need a visa if you travel to a third country and just stop in Shanghai (for example Australia, Japan, Thailand and so on) An excerpt from the 72-Hour visa free policy: “The 72-hour visa-free transit policy in... More
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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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