The Bund is a waterfront street of western colonial styled buildings of great historical values that stretched back to the mid Nineteenth Century when western colonial governments first established their presence in Shanghai. For over a century thereafter, the Bund became the central of Shanghai’s economic and cultural activities.
The Shanghai Bund underwent a major 3-year renovation and was only newly reopened to visitors in March 2010. The reconstruction diverted major traffic roads away from the area and the new waterfront Bund is now more conducive to tourism.
The Bund is centrally located in Shanghai’s Huangpu District, along the western bank of Huangpu River and within walking distance from Nanjing Road and the Oriental Pearl Tower. The nearest metro station is East Nanjing Road Station of Metro Line 2.
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