Stroll along The Bund (Wai Tan) to become one with Shanghai's bustling crowds and take in views of the city's glittering skyline. The buildings lining this waterfront walk represent a broad variety of architectural styles, such as Gothic, Baroque, and Beaux-Arts. Take photos at the flood-control wall affectionately called the Lovers Wall and in front of the famous skyscrapers, including the Pearl Tower, whose pillars and spheres pierce the sky. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to The Bund (Wai Tan) by using our Shanghai trip planner.
Tours To The Bund (Wai Tan)
Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $208
Duration: 8 hours
Best of Shanghai Day Tour, Including Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $79
Duration: 8 hours
Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $122
Duration: 7 to 8 hours
The Bund (Wai Tan) Reviews
The place to go in Shanghai. We had a layover in Shanghai and we had just few hours. The place is very nice overlooking the river. You can enjoy a nice walk and visit the shops in the area. It is... more »
I always enjoy watching towers and here is where you an astonishing view of many towers. I was there an hour before sunset and saw both day and night view. The only negative point was that on the... more »
Probably the most important and must-visit site in Shanghai, especially at night as the light nights are stunning. Although it gets pretty crowded and you may have to squeeze through to find a space, it is very worth it as you can enjoy the stunning Shanghai skyline, including the World’s Second tallest building. It may be hard to get a nice photo spot but patience is important.
Worth the stop for sights, people watching and a waterside stool. I recommend you make a point to visit at multiple times during the day. Morning shows off the working status of the river - barges and cargo. Evening shows off light shows from both the buildings as well as boats. A must visit for any stop in Shanghai.
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