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the Bund

The Bund Travel Guide

The Bund is the most famous historical and cultural block in China. from 1844 (the 24th year of Qing Daoguang Dynasty), it was the starting of the old Shanghai concession period and the modern city of Shanghai.It starts from the Garden Bridge, which is at the connecting point of the Huangpu River and the Suzhou Creek, to the East Jinling Road and winds a 1500 meters (less than one mile) length. In the old Shanghai concession period, foreign banks, commercial banks, associations and newspaper office began to gather here, and the Bund became the financial center of China and even the Far East.

The Bund now has 52 classical architectures with different styles, known as "World Architecture Exhibition", which is an important historical and representative building in modern China and one of the landmarks in Shanghai.

And on the other side of Huangpu River, facing the Bund, is Pudong Lujiazui which has many new landmark architectures after "the reform and opening-up policy" of PRC (after 1979) -- Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower, Jinmao Tower, Shanghai Center Tower, Shanghai Global Finacial Center, etc.

Except walk along the Bund and enjoy the architectures from both sides of Huangpu River, you could also visit the spots along the Bund such as Huangpu Park, Garden Bridge of Shanghai (a steel structure bridge built in 1907), Chenyi Memorial Square, Rockbund, ect.

DCT Tips:

from the Bund to Yu Garden and Yuyuan Market is the walking distance.

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