The bund Shanghai

The Bund Shanghai is a stretch of water front land along the west banks of the Huangpu River facing Pudong consisting of 52 buildings considered to be architectural masterpieces. It is a popular destination for tourists. There are numerous places around the world called ‘Bund’ such as the Yokohama Bund in Japan, but the Bund at Shanghai is uniquely different from these not only because of its architectural importance but also due to its historical significance. It offers a fascinating sightseeing experience that lets you also learn more about this culturally rich and diverse area. It was first the British who built their office buildings along this stretch and later it developed to house important consulates, exclusive restaurants and clubs, elegant Hotels and international Banks. In other words, it became the financial hub of China. During the 1940s, with the Cultural Revolution in China most of the old tenants left these buildings which were built in the likes of the colonizers, but in the late 1970s and 1980s, these buildings were again restored to their former use and now have returned to its former glory. Even though some of the older tenants never returned, it houses a few of the […]

The Bund Shanghai