Tag Archives: The Bund

Shanghai Sunny Day Equals Good Views

Shanghai Sunny Day

Having a Shanghai sunny day is not a frequent affair in the winter season here….so when it happens it is a great opportunity to take good photos and enjoy the views.  

Here are some photos I have taken from the Wanda Reign on the Bund – a hotel with a terrace bar on the 21st floor, which offers good vantage points into both Pudong and Puxi directions.

China, Shanghai, the Bund, Waitan, Wanda Reign hotel
Pudong Liujiazui View from the terrace of Wanda Reign at the Bund
China, Shanghai, the Bund, Waitan, Wanda Reign hotel
Beautiful View from the terrace of Wanda Reign at the Bund

China, Shanghai, the Bund, Waitan, Wanda Reign hotel

China, Shanghai, the Bund, Waitan, Wanda Reign hotel
Sunset over Pudong

China, Shanghai, the Bund, Waitan, Wanda Reign hotel

China, Shanghai, Waitan, the Bund
See Pudong from the terrace of Wanda Reign at the Bund
China, Shanghai, the Bund
Beautiful View from the terrace of Wanda Reign at the Bund
China, Shanghai
View towards Puxi from Wanda Reign
China, Shanghai, Waitan, the Bund
View of the Bund from the Peace Hotel, Nanjing East Road

The last photo is actually taken from a different place – the 7th floor of the Peace Hotel on East Nanjing Road in the city.  

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Shanghai Weekend Morning – at the Bund

The Bund

Shanghai sites are always very crowded – let's face it – the city is a magnet for tourists from all over.  The Bund is one of the main attractions in the city and as a result it gets huge crowds.  You can see in one of my previous postings….

So, what should you do???  Well, go there on an early Saturday morning – and you will get a much better experience.

You can check out a lot more photos at my Travel Photos blog – a gallery of that experience, and another page containing links to more photo albums from China

Here are some photos

China, Shanghai, Waitan 

China, Shanghai, Waitan
Sarah at the Bund – empty promenade

 

 

Crowds at the Shanghai Bund – When Not to Go

Shanghai Bund

It seems like every tourist, expat, and resident or visitor likes to go visit and experience the Shanghai Bund.  Yes, it is a very popular attraction and has been one for many, many years.

Yesterday, my family and I decided to go check it out.  We had dinner and decided to head to East Nanjing street and from there walk to the Bund.

Well, it turns out, that idea was something several hundred thousand (may be million) others in Shanghai had as well.

China Shanghai The Bund

The crowds walking the streets feeding the Huangpu promenade were extremely large

Once we got to the place, we were astonished to find even larger sets of people…. Live and learn, strong recommendation – unless you really need to visit on the weekend – then just try to avoid making the trip.

Check these photos for yourself – and you will know what I mean:

Shanghai, the Bund, CrowdsAs you can see – you and "one million" people will be here – and you will have a wonderful time avoiding the elbows and shoving and eventually you will get to the edge of the promenade and be able to see some cool views – but then may be you can do that at a time when fewer people are there….

If you want to see the sites in the daylight – go early in the morning (even on the weekends) on an early Saturday morning you will have plenty of elbow room 🙂 

If you want to see the cool night lights – then try a weekday night.

Shanghai, Pudong, Oriental Pearl TowerEnjoy!