The Bund, Shanghai

China, Shanghai Guide (B): The Bund, Shanghai

The Bund is probably Shanghai’s most popular tourist destination. Its row of historical buildings lined the western bank of Huangpu River, opposite the downtown area of Pudong. Architecturally fascinating, these buildings and the waterfront area have long been the undisputed symbol of Shanghai.

“The Shanghai Bund has dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River, that once housed numerous banks and trading houses from the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Italy, Russia, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as the consulates of Russia and Britain…” 

Earlier in the year, when I was purchasing discounted air tickets to Chengdu (Sichuan, China), it came with a 3-hours transit in Pudong Airport (Shanghai). Seeing the opportunity, I promptly jumped at the chance to extend the transit and spend a day exploring this intriguing and vibrant city.

The overnight flight into Pudong Airport was uneventful. It landed early morning as scheduled and the immigration/customs clearance was quick and without a hitch. After collecting the luggage, I trudged into the arrival hall looking for my transfer to downtown Shanghai. I’ve made a reservation at a hotel, which is within walking distance to The Bund. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Bund, Shanghai
Guide Location: China » Shanghai
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: The Bund   Western bank of Huangpu River   Nanjing Road   Peace Hotel   Chen Yi Square   Waibaidu Bridge   Jin Mao Tower   Shanghai World Financial Center   Shanghai Tower   Oriental Pearl TV Tower  
Author: Allan See Toh
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