No visit to Shanghai would be complete without a stroll along the Bund, a famed waterfront locale home to striking heritage buildings and the perfect place to engage in captivating activities too.
Planning Your Visit
This attraction is in central Shanghai on the Huangpu River’s western bank. Within easy reach of properties like Ascott Heng Shan Shanghai, the Bund stretches from Yan’an Road to Waibaidu Bridge; Nanjing Road East Metro Station is close by, while bus line #20 and #30 from Zhongshan Park also provide access to the area.
At this promenade are over 50 impressive buildings many dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries; they showcase diverse architectural styles too be it baroque, gothic, neoclassical or beaux-arts. When visiting from a nearby serviced apartment in Shanghai, make time to see the below:
• Union Building (#3)
• HSBC Building (#12)
• Shanghai Customs House (#13)
• Peace Hotel (#19 & 20)
• Yangtze Insurance Building (#26)
Huangpu River Cruise
Amongst the best things to do in Shanghai to get a unique perspective of the Bund is to take a cruise on the Huangpu River; you will be able to see these historical buildings on one side and modern skyscrapers on the opposite riverbank. Ideally, take a cruise in the evening or night when the buildings are lit up.
Other Things to Do
There’s much to do apart from taking a leisurely stroll along the Bund; you can shop for designer fashion at luxury boutiques, unwind at Huangpu Park, visit the Bund Historical Museum and enjoy the automated train ride experience of the Bund Sight Seeing Tunnel complete with audio-visual effects!