The Bund

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The Bund is a famed waterside walkway in Shanghai offering a beautiful stroll featuring the contrast of modern and ancient architecture along the banks of the Huangpu River.

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The Bund was Shanghai's old Wall Street. Goods were dragged up the muddy bank of the river to be bartered and traded for. Very un-Chinese art deco and neoclassical buildings line the Bund, built by traders from around the world who amassed vast fortunes on these very banks during the late-19th and early 20th centuries. On the opposite side of the river imposing modern skyscrapers shoot up from the heart of the city, marking a new type of Chinese wealth.

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The Bund is fun to stroll day or night, but the lights of the city add an extra sheen to the experience, which is fun to see.

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