TRIP Shanghai’s top attraction, the Bund is a one mile stretch of waterfront along the Huangpu River. The wide range of architectural styles found within this area is the best place to observe, first hand, the drastic changes that have taken place in China over the past 30 years.

TAP On one side of the Huangpu River lies a row of historic buildings representing the cities past, whilst across the river, in Pudong, travellers can observe the impressive skyscrapers that have come to represent modern China.

We highly recommend visiting the Bund both during the day and at night. Whilst a day visit allows one to appreciate the elaborate details of some of the areas older buildings, a visit in the evening is when the city’s modern skyline really comes alive. The Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai’s most iconic skyscraper, stands out amongst the city’s busy skyline with its impressive LED light display.

GO The Bund is easily accessible via Shanghai Metro’s Nanjing Road East Station located on Nanjing Road. A visit to the Bund is free and is a great starting point for all first time visitors to Shanghai.

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