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The Bund


The Bund is one of the top attractions in Shanghai.


The Bund is one of the top attractions in Shanghai. For over one hundred years, the Bund has been regarded as the symbol of Shanghai. It stretches almost one mile along the west bank of the Huangpu River. The bund begins at Jinling East Road in the south and extends north to Waibaidu Bridge, where the Suzhou Creek connects with the Huangpu River. Across the river is te newly developed Pudong commercial district, where the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the Jin Mao Tower are the most prominent buildings.

The Bund centers on a stretch of the Zhongshan Road, largely a cirkular road which formed the traditional conceptual boundary of Shanghai city "proper".

To the west of this stretch of the road stands some 52 buildings of various Western classical and modern styles, which is the main feature of the Bund.

To the east of the road was formerly a stretch of parkland culminating at Huangpu Park. This area is now much reduced due to the expansion of Zhongshan Road. Further east is a tall wall, constructed in the 1990s to ward of flood waters.


Near the Nanjing intersection stands what is currently the only bronze statue along the Bund. It is a statue of Chen Yi, the first communist mayor of Shanghai.

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