The Bund (Wai Tan)

Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai

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The Bund or Wai Tan is an area in the center of Shanghai. It is situated next to the Huangpu River and is a popular waterfront space. It faces the skyscrapers of Lujiazui for which the area became a tourist attractions.
Wai Tan collects 52 buildings of different architectural styles,like Romanesque, Gothic , Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Classical.
The most notable buildings in the area are Asia Building, Shanghai Club, Union Building etc. Another famous site in the waterfront is the Waibaidu Bridge.
Wai Tan is considered to be the symbol of Shanghai.
 

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  • Steven Spencer-rowland

    5
    - 11 September 2018 -

    Great walk very clean and safe. Cant wait to go back and see it lit up at night. Loving Shanghai 😊

  • Anastacia Aoki

    5
    - 10 September 2018 -

    Wonderful walkway. Evokes memories of a romantic era as well as brings memories of the history of China’s westernization/decline of westernization and the European diaspora. It is a marvel to see the old and the new from across the water.

  • Sia Her

    5
    - 06 September 2018 -

    Hot hot hot! Visited The Bund in the middle of June 2018! Very many people, I advise go early around 9am-10am ish! Starts getting packed by noon. We got some beautiful photos of the Bund. I definitely recommend paying for their insta print and frame photos if you’re traveling by yourself or with only a few people and is looking to have a group photo taken! Such a nice souvenir. Also check out their shopping street! Definitely worth walking around and shopping!

  • Kyung Cho

    5
    - 02 September 2018 -

    When in Shanghai, The Bund is a must for visitors to grab a piece of Its iconic cityscape in pixels and take home. Across the river, you’ll see the symbol of Shanghai, The Oriental Pearl TV Tower and The Shanghai Tower in the Financial District. BTW, if you have the time, you must visit at night to see the spectacular “light show” that’s many times better than the NYC's Times Square. While you are at The Bund, make sure to visit Nanjing Pedestrian street to enjoy the nightlife and maybe include people watching to your itinerary. Also, a nice place to practice haggling with merchants for that special gifts for someone in your life. The Nanjing Road is only a few blocks from the Bund.

  • solaiman khan

    5
    - 30 August 2018 -

    Huangpu নদীর দুই পাশে সাংহাই সিটি। বন্ধু মুন্না থাকে সাংহাই তে, সে চলে এলো আমাকে ঘুরাতে। তো বিকেল এ চলে গেলাম The Bund এ, Bund হলো অনেক টা সেন্টার পয়েন্ট টাইপ পর্যটক দের জন্য। Huangpu নদীর ই একটা অংশ। এখান থেকে নদীর দুই তির এর মনমুগ্ধকর দৃশ্য দেখা জায়। গুহাংজু ঘুরে বুঝে গেলাম এই দেশে বড় বড় টাওয়ার অনেক আছে, সাংহাই তেও অমন ই দেখবো বলে আর আর শক খাওয়ার ওয়ে নাই। Bund এ গিয়ে skyscrapers গুলু দেখতে থাকলাম সাথে নদীর মধ্যে টুরিস্ট বোট এর আনাগনা। সব কিছুই স্বাভাবিক সুন্দর, সন্ধে নামতে নামতেই আরেকবার অবাক হলাম, যত নাচারাল লাইট কমছে তার সাথে পাল্লা দিয়ে বাড়ছে নদীর দু পাশে কৃত্তিম আলো। আলো তো আলো সে এক ভিন্ন রকম এর Vibrant আলো যেগুলো আসছিল টুরিস্ট বোট , প্রত্যেক টা skyscraper , নদীর দুপাশের decorative wall ইত্যাদি থেকে। এসব দেখতে দেখতে কখন যে দু তিন ঘণ্টা কেটে গেলো টের ও পাইনি। শুধু হাঁটছিলাম আর একেক কোনা কোনা উপভোগ করছিলাম, খুধাও টের পাইনি। হাঁটতে হাঁটতে সাংহাই এর আইকনিক টাওয়ার Oriental Pearl Tower এ এসে থামলাম। টিকেট কেটে ভেতরে গীয়ে 350Meter (1148 ft) উপরে উঠে পুরো সাংহাই সিটি দেখতে দেখতে মনে হল জীবনে চাওয়া পাওয়ার আর কি থাকতে পারে।

  • Laura Mazurek

    5
    - 03 August 2018 -

    Really nice skyline. What makes it even cooler is the water in front. Got some great pictures here but it's also just a nice place to hang out

  • Kyung Cho

    5
    - 24 July 2018 -

    When in Shanghai, The Bund is a must for visitors to grab a piece of Shanghai's iconic cityscape in pixels and take home with you. Across the river, you’ll see the symbol of Shanghai, The Oriental Pearl TV Tower and The Shanghai Tower in the financial district. BTW, if you have the time, you must visit at night to see the spectacular “light show” that’s better and grander than the NYC's Times Square. While you are at The Bund, make sure to visit Nanjing Pedestrian street to enjoy the nightlife and maybe get that gift for someone special.

  • Deepak Kumar Tokas

    5
    - 14 July 2018 -

    Very nice vantage point to see the new skyscrapers of Shanghai. When in Shanghai it’s a must must play to visit in the evening. 1500 meter walking promenade with restaurants and great views. There are ferry also which can take for a round.

  • charlotte april angalao

    5
    - 27 June 2018 -

    Guys, this is the best place where you can take a photo in city of Shanghai... In order for you to take a photo of the whole place... But i recommend you to come at night to see The lights of the city where it Is very alluring... But your a kind of tourist that afraid to lost and need the metro train to go back in hotel then come early in order not to get lost

  • Moses Choi

    5
    - 25 June 2018 -

    Very nice vantage point to see the new skyscrapers of Shanghai. There are a lot of people and tourists here as it is an obligatory spot for visitors to swing through at least once. The view isn't as large or wide as I had expected, but was still worth coming for to see the now-iconic view of the most "Western" city in mainland China and a symbol of rising Chinese economic might.

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