Few places on earth evoke such images as Shanghai’s Bund. In 1843, Shanghai was opened up as a treaty port. For the next 100 years it was the extreme example of that genre. The Bund was its heart. This is where Asia’s first skyscrapers were constructed. In the heady days of the 1920s and 1930s, the Bund was a magnet for companies around the world.
Today, the Bund showcases the best of Shanghai’s colonial architecture as well as its most vibrant street life. From 5am, when the t’ai chi brigade starts working out, through the ballroom dancers, the daytime shoppers, strollers and tourists, and the evening sightseers, this is Shanghai’s heartland. It can not be missed.
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