The Bund


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.


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.


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.