Travel Attractions

The Bund

The Bund

The Bund

Quick facts

The Bund (or Waitan), in central Shanghai, is a waterfront neighborhood. The area is based on a portion of Zhongshan Road within the former Shanghai International Settlement that runs along the Huangpu River’s western bank in the eastern part of Huangpu City. The river-side area faces Lujiazui’s new skiescrapers in the Pudong District. Typically, the Bund refers to the buildings and wharves on this road portion, as well as some adjacent areas. It was the rich and powerful center of the international community in Shanghai from the 1860s until the 1930s, functioning as a legally protected treaty port.

The most classic way to explore the Bund is either wandering from the north end to the south, or the other way around. Along the way, you’ll see the Bund’s most famous and attractive sight, namely 26 colonial-era buildings of various Western architectural styles, giving the Bund Shanghai China fame as an’ international architecture museum.’

It is a starting point for exploration of Shanghai and cannot be missed.

Top hotels near The Bund

Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai

Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai

The Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai is ideally situated in the downtown Puxi district a short distance from the prestigious shopping, entertainment and business areas of Nanjing and Huaihai roads. The 37-storey hotel offers a tranquil sanctuary in this bustling city.

Hotel Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

Hotel Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

Located in The Bund and North Bund, Les Suites Orient Bund Shanghai is a perfect starting point from which to explore Shanghai. The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers.

Fraser Residence Shanghai

Fraser Residence Shanghai

Ideally located in the prime touristic area of Xintiandi and Huaihai Rd, Fraser Residence Shanghai promises a relaxing and wonderful visit. Featuring a complete list of amenities, guests will find their stay at the property a comfortable one.

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Tours and trips including The Bund

Interesting facts about The Bund

  • The buildings alongside The Bund are built in Baroque, Gothic, Classicism, Romanesque, and Renaissance styles.
  • It is one of the most photographed area of Shanghai
  • It is actually not that big – the length is about one mile and there are total of 52 buildings in the Bund area.
Evening River Cruise and Bund City Lights

Safe travels!