The Bund

The Bund is a 1.5-kilometre-long waterfront area and a protected historical district in central Shanghai.


The Bund. [Photo/VCG]

On the eastern side of the Bund lies the Huangpu River – the largest river flowing through downtown Shanghai, also known as Shanghai's mother river. 

To the river's west are 52 gothic and baroque-style buildings that once housed old Shanghai's financial institutions and trading companies.


Various colours shine brightly and reflect on the Huangpu River in this night view of the Bund in Shanghai. [Photo/VCG]

With all its history and beauty, the Bund is now acclaimed as an outdoor museum of international architecture.

Shanghai's legendary past is evident in the Bund, while it also thoroughly demonstrates the city's remarkable ability to attract and retain diverse foreign cultures.

The serene river, long walkway and green belt against the dazzling backdrop of elegant buildings make Shanghai's Bund a signature site for residents and tourists alike.

In the morning, the Bund is filled with early birds getting in their exercises. During the daytime, it is a bustling attraction for both tourists and locals. In the evening, the buildings light up along the Bund to resemble crystal palaces, giving its visitors unforgettable scenery and endless photo opportunities.