The Bund
The Bund is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai. It starts from the Baidu Bridge, which is at the connecting point of the Huangpu River and the Suzhou Creek, to the East Jinling Road and winds a 1500 meters (less than one mile) length. Walking along the Bund, which is at the west shore of the Huangpu River, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower can be seen on the opposite side and also the Jin Mao Tower.
 
Being one of the Top Ten Shanghai Attractions, the Bund is a really beautiful and special place which is worth visiting. The newly-built Flood Control Bank takes the function of preventing the oversize flood; the square with the statue of Marshal Chen Yi is an open air podium which gives new views of the Shanghai Plaza Culture; the Cenotaph which stands on the man-made island is a monument of people's heroes; the riverside greenbelt, the Electronic Waterfall Bell, and the Great Mural Carving are all representatives of the Bund.
 
The most famous and attractive sight which is at the west side of the Bund are the 52 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance. The architecture along the Bund comprises such a wide array of Western styles, as well as Chinese styles, that it is renowned the world over as a "World Architectural Exhibition". Shanghai boasts the largest and richest collection of Art Deco structures in the world.
 
The Bund is one of Shanghai's most popular tourist attractions. Due to the historical nature of the architecture along the Bund, there are limitations on the architecture of the surrounding area, so as not to mar the view - or clash with the architectural beauty - of these grandiose old buildings that have finally been restored to their former glory.
 
 
Architecture
The one mile stroll affords many spectacular views. The Bund, with more than 50 individual architectural styles, is reminiscent of the time when Shanghai was the center of Chinese economy and culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Consulates, banks and businesses from yesteryear make an eclectic and artistic architectural statement. Shanghai, though definitely Chinese, has had an international past and though it is often an unspoken truth, the Bund reveals its secrets.
 
Waibaidu Bridge
Built in 1907, The Bund Waibaidu Bridge, called Garden Bridge in English, is a steel bridge connecting the Huangpu and Hongkou districts. The bridge is 106.7 metres long. It was the first true steel bridge in China and the only surviving example of camelback truss bridge in China. With its rich history and unique design, the centennial Waibaidu Bridge is one of the symbols of old Shanghai and its modern and industrial image, and may be regarded as the city's trademark bridge.
 
Admission fee: Free
 Opening hours: The whole day
 
Transportation
1. The closest station is East Nanjing Road, about a five minute walk up Nanjing Road. East-1 Zhongshan Road is a major bus route.
 
2. Take NO. 20, 22, 3, 42, 55, 71, 135, 921 bus to get there directly.
 
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