The Bund is a symbol of Shanghai. The Bund has dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River, that once housed numerous banks and trading houses from the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Italy, Russia, etc. The Bund houses 52 buildings of various architectural styles such as Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Beaux-Arts, and Art Deco. The buildings are harmonious in color and style, thus gaining the name of “Gallery of World Architecture”. When night falls and the lights are on, all the buildings are lit with colorful lights, glistening and dazzling to the eyes.
The 646.7-m long Sightseeing Tunnel at the Bund runs from the Bund at the end of Nanjing Rd. to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Pudong. It is the first of its kind for pedestrians in China. The tunnel adopts the internationally advanced SK system, taking 2.5-5 minutes to cross the river. The interior wall of the tunnel is decorated with changing colors. The unmanned environmental, transparent carriages in the tunnel provide you with an open view. A 6-sound-band acoustic system accompanying the changing scenes produces an effect on you of being present personally at the scene.
Spanning over Suzhou Creek, Waibaidu Bridge is a well-known bridge. It was first built in 1856 of wood and rebuilt in 1907 in iron and steel. The bridge is 106.7-m long, with a load of 20 tons, a traffic lane of 11.2 m and 3.6-m wide sidewalks on both sides. It was once the most elegant and magnificent bridge in the city and, up to now, it is still considered one of the symbols of Shanghai.
No Shanghai tour is perfect without cruising on the Huangpu River. The Huangpu River is the mother river of Shanghai. It symbolizes Shanghai and presents you with the highlights of the city’s scenic sights on its banks. Here you will have a glimpse of Shanghai’s past and look into the bright future of the city. Starting from the Bund the boat will bring you upstream to the Nanpu Bridge, turn around downstream to the Yangpu Bridge and all the way to Wusong Mouth, where the river meets theYangtzi, and then turns back. Cruising on Huang River at night, which departs from the bund and lasts about an hour, is highly recommended. It offers an excellent night view of Shanghai.
Three on the Bund is a celebration of contemporary living where art, culture, food, fashion and wellness converge to inspire a richer life. The stunningly transformed neo-classical 1916 building is home to four unique restaurants, Space by Three private events space, Evian Spa by Three and the Shanghai Gallery of Art.