Giving you the chance to step back in time and experience the old world grandeur of Shanghai, the Bund is a bustling part of the city which is best explored by foot. Located along the Huangpu River’s western shore, this lively area is known for its rich architectural heritage and a Shanghai Bund walking tour is one of the best things to do in Shanghai.
The Bund, which came into prominence during Shanghai’s heyday during the 1920s and 1930s, is home to a fascinating collection of European style buildings featuring Romanesque, Gothic, Classical and Baroque style architecture. Mornings and evenings are the best times to embark on a Shanghai Bund walking tour as you soak up the energetic atmosphere of this popular part of the city.
Especially built for pedestrians, the Bund Promenade takes you along the Huangpu River, an ideal setting for a tour of the area. The Neo-Renaissance style Former British Consulate, the Bank of China with its Art Deco design and the Customs House with its impressive Roman columns and bell tower are just a few of the stunning attractions you can admire on your adventures.
A walking tour at night offers a completely different perspective of the area. Though it may not be the best time for appreciating the Bund’s architectural marvels, the sight of the cityscape along the river lit up is definitely worth seeing.