The Bund (Wai Tan)


The Bund is also called the Zhongshan Road. It is a famous waterfront that has been known as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. It starts at the Baidu Bridge and winds 1500 meters to East Jinling Road. The Bund is known for being one of the top ten attractions in all of Shanghai.
The most famous part of the Bund is on the West side and consists of 52 buildings all made up of different architectural styles. It is often referred to as “the museum of buildings” because there are so many different styles of European buildings that can be found here. You can view Baroque, Gothic, Romanesque, Renaissance, and Classicism types of architecture. The Bund was the center of Shanghai’s politics, economy and culture hundreds of years ago. It now consists of many activities including shopping, dining, and walking. The Bund is a very beautiful place for both tourists and locals.

How to Get There
The Bund starts at the connecting points of the Huangpu River and the Suzhou Creek. It is five blocks of Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu between Jinling Lu and Suzhou Creek in the heart of Shanghai.

What to Expect
Expect The Bund to be crowded. It is a huge tourist attraction in Shanghai. There are many things to do here. The Bund tourist tunnel is a must do. The Bund tourist tunnel is the quickest and easiest way to get from Bund to Putong, which is just on the other side of the river. Visitors find this activity quite thrilling because it like an amusement park rides across the river. Also expect to find some of the best restaurants and shopping in The Bund.

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Average Costs
Walking and just enjoying The Bund and its beautiful and unique views will not cost anything. There are many things to there that will cost money though. Some of Shanghai’s newest and trendiest restaurants can be found here and they are quite pricey. You will also find some great tea houses and bars located here that will cost money.

Hours of Operation
The Bund itself is open from 09:10 to 22:00.

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