Shanghai is one of the most famous locales that China has to offer, and The Bund, also known as Waitan, is renowned by not only the inhabitants of this great city, but people throughout the world.
The Meaning behind the Name
A ‘bund’ is an ‘outer embankment’, and that’s an appropriate name given that this is a massive water-front promenade. It runs along the Huangpu River’s western bank and is situated in the eastern area of the Huangpu district.
The Bund has been a thriving and extremely significant place ever since the 1940s. Many of the major financial institutions of not only Shanghai but China at large, used to be headquartered here. These also included the four biggest banks of the time.
The Bund starts off at Yan’an Road and extends 1.6km, reaching Waibaidu Bridge. It is easily accessible from many places of accommodation in the city, such as Ascott Heng Shan Shanghai, one of many choices of service apartment Shanghai has to offer.
This is one of the best places to explore the magnificent architecture that China has to offer. Many buildings to be found along The Bund have been inspired by European design, such as the HSBC Building, and are enchanting.
Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+