MUST KNOW TRAVEL FACTS BEFORE VISITING THE BUND, SHANGHAI

Forming the cultural and economic hub of Shanghai, the mile-long bund area is a must see spot in this beautiful city. Situated alongside the Huangpu River, the range of vast architectural styles attract many tourists day in and day out. Here are some essential travel facts that you should know before visiting the Bund.

 

WHERE IS THE BUND?

The Bund lies along the west bank of the Huangpu River in the Huangpu District of Shanghai. It starts from East Yan’an Road and ends at Garden Bridge on the Suzhou River.

 

HOW LONG IS THE BUND SKYLINE?

It is around 1 500 m long.

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WHY IS THE BUND SO FAMOUS?

The Bund forms one of Shanghai’s iconic symbols. The range of distinctive western style buildings lining the waterway makes for a beautiful site during the day and at night.

 

IS THERE AN ADMISSION FEE?

No. Visiting the Bund is free.

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HOW MUCH OF TIME WILL I NEED TO VISIT THE BUND?

If you plan to do some easy going sightseeing, then 1.5 – 2 hours is enough.

 

WHEN ARE THE BEST TIMES TO VISIT?

The Bund is open all day and is accessible all year round. The look of the area changes from day to night with  many of the buildings lighting up at night.

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WHAT ELSE CAN I DO IN THE AREA?

On the opposite side of the Huangpu River you can visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Tower and World Financial Center. There is also a Huangpu River Cruise which costs between 128 – 188 RMB.

 

WHERE CAN I SEE THE BEST VIEWS OF THE BUND?

There are four main locations to see the best views of the Bund:

  1. Oon Pudong Binjiang Avenue
  2. At the top of the World Financial Center
  3. At the top the Oriental Pearl Tower
  4. On a river boat cruise

 

HOW DO I GET THERE?

Take subway line 2 or line 10 to East Nanjing Road Station.

Walk for about 10 minutes and you will reach the Bund.

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