Shanghai – The Bund

The Bund, a former French Concession, has a collection of historical European-styled buildings that used to be some major banks, custom offices, or trading houses.

Although we’ve got an splendid night view of the Bund from The Oriental Pearl Tower, we felt like the Bund still deserve a short stroll in the day time.

Wikipedia has the background:

The Bund (simplified Chinese: 外滩; traditional Chinese: 外灘; Shanghainese: nga3thae1Mandarin pinyin: Wàitān) is a waterfront area in centralShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China. The area centres on a section of Zhongshan Road (East-1 Zhongshan Road) within the former Shanghai International Settlement, which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River, facing Pudong, in the eastern part of Huangpu District. The Bund usually refers to the buildings and wharves on this section of the road, as well as some adjacent areas. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai. Building heights are restricted in this area.

Now many of these buildings serve as luxury retailers.

It’s interesting that right cross the Huangpu River stands this skyscrapers. The awesome skyline makes a huge contrast with the old-style buildings of the bund:

German company MTU Aero Engines licensed this 360° interactive view of Bund. Check it out by clicking here.
With that interactive view, you can correspond the buildings with the picture below (you might want to right click the picture and click ‘open in the new tab’)

Traveller’s Tips:
Address: The Bund, Shanghai
Direction: East Nanjing Road Station (Via Shanghai Metro Line 2). Keep walking eastwards along East Nanjing Rd. until you hit the waterfront.


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