Brief information on Shanghai Bund
The Shanghai Bund is one of the renowned landmarks in Shanghai with its noted architectural complex and is regarded as one of the must-see places in Shanghai. Located on the west bank of the Huangpu River, it starts at Waibaidu Bridge, which is at the connecting point of the Huangpu River and Suzhou Creek, stretching 1500 meters to East Jinling Road.
Regarded as the Gallery of Worldwide Architecture, the Bund is replete with various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classical and Renaissance along Zhongshan East Road. Most of the buildings are remnants of colonial Shanghai, constructed pre-1930.The Bund is also considered as China’s Wall Street, as many of the buildings are occupied by major banks and financial institutions. There are also many restaurants, night-clubs and shops.
Besides the fine architecture, the Bund also has a few other smaller attractions. There is therein Waibaidu Bridge, constructed in 1906 as a replacement for the original wooden toll bridge built by a British businessman; the Monument to the People’s Heroes, (defined by the Communist Party) erected in 1993, with a small historical gallery at its base; The Bund History Museum (daily 09:00-16:15; free admission), which contains a few artifacts and some interesting photographs of the Bund; Huangpu Park (daily 06:00-18:00 in winter, until 22:00 in summer; free admission), originally the British Public Gardens, built in 1868; The Bund Sightseeing Tunnel (Waitan Guanguang Suidao; daily 08:00-22:30, to 22:00 Nov-Apr; admission CNY40/USD5 round-trip, CNY30/USD4 one-way), connecting downtown Shanghai to Pudong New Area and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.
*You can download the bilingual note to show it to a taxi driver or someone else to find your way to Shanghai Bund if you plan to visit Shanghai Bund and have language problems.
Address: Zhongshan East Road, Huangpu District
Transportation: Buses: 20, 22, 37, 42, 55, 65, 71, 123, 503
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