October 10, 2010

NI HAO MA CHINA: The Bund

The Bund, also referred to as the Wall Street of the Orient, is one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai. 

This historical riverfront strip (right across Huangpu River) has thousands of tourists hopping off buses all four seasons of the year, be it on a cold winter night or a scorching hot sunny day. 

view of the Orient Pearl Tower in between two classical buildings 

The Bund Tea House right in front of
The Manhattan Business Hotel in Dianchi Road 

 The Bund's riverfront view deck

Children and teenagers, overly strict parents, and grannies over the age of 60 who’s too tired from walking ,even couples take a break from holding each other’s sweaty hands as they all pull their cameras out for a souvenir photo of the famous Pudong Skyline. 

 The Bund's main attraction at night, Pudong Skyline

They say that if you've never been to the Bund, then you've never been to Shanghai. So almost every night, we'd linger around the Bund para sulit, our hotel is just about 3-5 minutes walk from there anyway. 

 Customs House 

 street across the view deck with fast cars zipping by

Head west from the Bund's center point and there lies Nanjing Road, reported to be the world's longest shopping district (around 6 km long) and attracts over a million shopaholics daily.


 Plaza 353 fully illuminated at night as are all the malls in Nanjing 

 Mall-lined streets of Nanjing from international and local clothing brands

TIP: take your own DIY walking tour of The Bund, and make the riverfront view deck your last stop, the Pudong Skyline is lighted up from 7pm till 12md.

Shanghai attractions map

written by KIM

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