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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Bund @ Shanghai Tang

The Bund of Shanghai, most common known as the waterfront of Shanghai, or Shanghai Tang, is a thin strips on land next to the river banks of Huangpu river opposite Pudong district

The Bund - Shanghai Tang - World Famous Water front of Shanghai

Hundreds of western styles historical buildings built in late 1800s became treasures in today's Shanghai. These buildings are evidence of trade and settlement between China and the Western world.

The Bund of Shanghai

Every night, the buildings at the Bund (外滩 in Chinese) are decorated by spot lights. These buildings attracts thousands of visitors each year. Tourist came to the Bund just to see these building (there aren't really any thing else) and the modern buildings on the other side, Lujiazui finance center at Pudong.


Well tuned yellowish spot lights on the buildings at the Bund creates an historic picture; while colourful neon nights on the walls of buildings at Lujiazui creates a modern picture. On a nice day, one would be able to see all the buildings, including Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai World Finance Center, on Pudong from the Bund.

How the view from the Bund should be on a clear day...

How it looked on a cloudy night...

On a cloudy day, one neither see the fish balls on sticks (Pearl Tower) nor the bottle opener (SWFC). Nonetheless, no matter what the weather is, the Bund of Shanghai is a must go places in Shanghai.