About The Bund
The Bund, which has appeared as a symbol of Shanghai for more than a hundred years, is located on the west bank of the Huangpu River from Waibaidu Bridge to Nanpu Bridge, with a total length of 4 kilometers, and is one of the top ten new landscapes and top ten tourist attractions in Shanghai in the nineties.
On the east side of the Bund is the vast Huangpu River and the beautiful new embankment of the Bund, where visitors can enjoy the mother new river of Shanghai —- Huangpu River, the new look of the Pudong Lujiazui area on the opposite bank, or walk between the green trees and flower beds, feel the distinctive flavor of the metropolitan garden and enjoy the bright sunshine of the fresh air rarely found in the metropolis.
On the west side of the Bund stand a variety of Chinese and Western buildings in different styles, showing the style of “Wall Street in the Far East”, which today is known as the “Universal Architecture Expo” complex. In this 1.5-kilometer-long section from Waibaidu Bridge in the north to Jinling East Road in the south, there are 52 buildings of various styles, including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classical, Renaissance, and Chinese and Western, standing in a row.
The Customs House, the main building of the Bund complex, was built in 1927 and designed by British designer Wilson. The exterior of the building has an eclectic style that blends classical and modern Europe. The clock was made in the style of the Parliament building in London, and was built in England and then shipped to Shanghai for assembly, making it one of the world’s most famous clocks.
Huangpu Park, built in August 1868, is the earliest park in Shanghai, with the Huangpu River to the east and the Suzhou River to the north. With the change of time, the park has undergone several renovations, the most recent one in 1989. After the renovation, Huangpu Park covers an area of 31 mu, and while retaining the original trees, the green area reached 10.92 mu, and the park’s attractions were also arranged in a reasonable manner.
Inside the main gate of the park, there is a large bronze sculpture of a worker with a magnificent body, holding a sail to meet the incoming waves and fighting bravely, called “Pujiang tide”. On the sunken round island, there is the Shanghai People’s Heroes Memorial Tower, which is inscribed by Comrade – himself, and the Bund History Memorial Hall is located under the tower. The sculpture is surrounded by greenery and flowers, which is a good place for tourists to take photos; the promenade of wisteria behind the sculpture is for people to take a rest; the two large green lawns in the park are planted with lush magnolia, camellias and osmanthus …… to give people a pleasant feeling.
The overall layout of the park is decent, with staggered rows of attractions. The beautiful scenery of Huangpu Park, a collection of sightseeing, leisure and education in one, is a resort for sightseeing.
The statue of Chen Yi, the first mayor of Shanghai, stands proudly at the Chen Yi Square at the end of the ten-mile Nanjing Road. The people of Shanghai are full of respect for the old mayor, and in order to remember him, the Shanghai Municipal Government decided to erect a statue of the old mayor on the Bund of East Nanjing Road.
The statue of Chen Yi, facing south, is cast in bronze, 5.6 meters high, and the base is made of red polished granite, 3.5 meters high. The statue reproduces the typical posture of Comrade Chen Yi when inspecting his work, showing his image of a diligent public servant who has worked hard all the way through the wind and dust, but also his amiable and modest manner of a Confucian general. Every weekend, a grand and enthusiastic square concert will be held in front of the statue.
South of the statue of Chen Yi is the square spring, which is shaped as a modern fountain with a square outer circumference and an oval inner circle. Water column with the sound jet, sometimes high and low, the bottom of the pool installed a colorful light source, the night with the change of lights, the water column reflects the red, yellow, blue, green beams, adding a magnificent night scene for the Bund.
Huangpu River tour, is an important traditional tourist program in Shanghai tourism, it is not only because the Huangpu River is the mother river of Shanghai, representing the symbol and epitome of Shanghai, but also because the two sides of the river, the essence of Shanghai’s cityscape, from here you can see the past and present of Shanghai, but also can look forward to the splendid future of Shanghai.
During the tour of the river, you can see the Yangpu Bridge, Nanpu Bridge and the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Radio and TV Tower, which span both sides of the river. The two bridges, like two huge dragons lying on the Huangpu River, in the middle of which is the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, constitute a huge painting of “two dragons playing the pearl”, while the west bank of the river is full of different styles of exotic buildings and the east bank of Pudong is full of modern buildings rising up to the clouds, which is fascinating to the eyes.
Wusongkou is the place where the Huangpu River, the Yangtze River and the East China Sea meet. If the tide is high, you can see the famous “three sandwiched water” spectacle, where the Huangpu River brings out greenish gray water from the city, the Yangtze River brings yellow water with mud and sand, and the East China Sea is green, the three waters are different in color and distinct, forming a The three streams of water are different in color and distinct, forming a distinctive “three sandwiches of water”, which is a great spectacle.
How to get there
The closest station to The Bund is Nanjing East Road Station on Metro Lines 2 and 10. From here, walk along East Nanjing Road in the direction from which you can see the TV tower “Oriental Pearl” and you will surely arrive at the Bund. If you are confident in your legs, we recommend walking from People’s Square or Yuyuan Garden while enjoying walking through the alleys.
It is always the first ironclad spot introduced in travel programs and guidebooks. The Bund is a tourist spot where you can take a walk and feel the history of Shanghai, admire the architecture, enjoy a rich meal, and admire the night view. However, many people tend to just take a casual look at the scenery, take a commemorative photo, and call it a day. If you take the time to walk around the city, you will find that it is a surprisingly deep place.