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The Bund (Waitan)

The Bund (or Waitan) is the grand center of Colonial architecture in Shanghai. The former International Settlement runs along the waterfront of the Huangpu River, facing the Pudong district ('Bund' is a word of Indian derivation meaning 'embankment'). Loosely known as the "museum of international architecture," the Bund attracts visitors who are interested in the artsy side of Shanghai.

When foreign powers entered Shanghai after the Opium Wars of the 19th century, the Bund existed as a towpath. It quickly became the center of Shanghai as Western traders built banks, trading houses and consulates along its length, and has been synonymous with Shanghai's east-meets-west glamor ever since.

Today the Bund faces the new wave of trading development - the vast towers of Jin Mao, the World Finance Center and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in the financial district of Pudong. 

As well as strolling along the Bund's length to take in the Colonial era architecture, you can take a look at the granite cenotaph commemorating Chinese patriots, wander in a park that was once the British Public Gardens, and take a kitsch-tastic ride through the sightseeing tunnel, complete with light show.

Practical Info

The Bund is in the Huangpu District. It begins at Suzhou Creek and runs for 1.5 km (1 mi) along the waterfront to Jinling Wu. Take the subway to East Nanjing Road station; it's about a five-minute walk from there.

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Private Classic Shanghai Sightseeing tour, Shanghai, null
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Private Classic Shanghai Sightseeing tour

Great chance to see all the aspect of life in Shanghai. Your local expert will guide you through all the must-see sites and tell you the story behind. After ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Classic and Modern Shanghai with Lunch, Shanghai, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Classic and Modern Shanghai with Lunch

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This 8-hour tour will explore both the traditional and modern aspects of Shanghai. Visit the Chenghuangmiao, Yuyuan Garden, the famous Bund, Shanghai City ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.00
Private Shanghai Day Tour: Jewish Refugees Culture And The Bund Architectural Beauty Experience, ... 
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Private Shanghai Day Tour: Jewish Refugees Culture And The Bund Architectural Beauty Experience

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Location: Shanghai Region, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Shanghai Past and Future: Huangpu River Cruise, The Bund, Urban Planning Exhibition Hall and ... 
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Shanghai Past and Future: Huangpu River Cruise, The Bund, Urban Planning Exhibition Hall and Shanghai Museum

Today’s city tour will take you by bus, foot, and boat. You will visit Shanghai’s most famous boulevard in Shanghai from the Huangpu river, and experience the ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $159.00
Evening Shanghai City Tour with River Cruise, Shanghai, City Tours
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Evening Shanghai City Tour with River Cruise

This 3-hour evening tour will take you to see the spectacular neon lights skylines the modern and old architectures on the Bund from amazing Huangpu River ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.00
Ancient and Modern Tour of Shanghai: The Bund, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall and Huangpu ... 
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Ancient and Modern Tour of Shanghai: The Bund, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall and Huangpu River Cruise

Today’s city tour will show you Shanghai by bus, by foot and by boat. You will visit the most famous streets in Shanghai, the beautiful Yu Garden in the Old ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Cultural Shanghai Day Tour: Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, the Old Town Bazaars and Huangpu River ... 
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Cultural Shanghai Day Tour: Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, the Old Town Bazaars and Huangpu River Cruise

This city tour will take you through some of Shanghai’s most famous cultural sights including the Shanghai museum, the Bund, the Yu Garden, and a cruise down ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $200.00
Private Day Tour: Shanghai City Sightseeing of the Bund and Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai, City Tours
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Private Day Tour: Shanghai City Sightseeing of the Bund and Yuyuan Garden

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Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Best of Shanghai Day Tour including Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund, Shanghai, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Best of Shanghai Day Tour including Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund

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See all the main sites of Shanghai, 'Paris of the Orient'. Your fully guided coach tour includes lunch as well as entry into the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.99
Huangpu River Cruise and Bund City Lights Evening Tour of Shanghai, Shanghai, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Huangpu River Cruise and Bund City Lights Evening Tour of Shanghai

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The Bund is the cultural section of Shanghai that best represents the blending of ancient and modern influences. This renowned waterfront district is the ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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