The Shanghai Bund Travel Tips

On August 26, 2011, in Modern Architecture, Places of Interest, Shanghai, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The Shanghai Bund is on the bank of the Huangpu River in downtown Shanghai. It is a famous attraction which is regarded as a place tourists must visit. The Bund is also called Zhongshandongyi Road. It is about 1.5 kilometres long. To the east of the Bund is the Huangpu River, and to the west […]

The Shanghai Bund is on the bank of the Huangpu River in downtown Shanghai. It is a famous attraction which is regarded as a place tourists must visit. The Bund is also called Zhongshandongyi Road. It is about 1.5 kilometres long. To the east of the Bund is the Huangpu River, and to the west are fifty-two different buildings. These buildings have different styles, such as gothic, Roman and European.

The Best Time to visit the Shanghai Bund

Belonging to a semi tropical monsoon climate, Shanghai’s seasons have its own characteristics. The spring is warm, the summer is hot, the autumn is cool and the winter is cold. It rains enough around the year, neither too much nor too little. The hottest months are July and August with over 10 days’ temperature being more than 35℃. The coldest days are from the end of January to the beginning of February. There are not many very cold days, but the weather is really wet in winter. Usually people from the north of China cannot stand it. There is very little snow in Shanghai. The best time to visit Shanghai is from March to May. There are sudden rainshowers but it becomes sunny very quickly between the middle of June to the beginning of July. Rains of these twenty days amount to a quarter of the total raining volume. It’s not easy to go travelling. From the end of August to the middle of September is a period of typhoons when there is a lot of rainfall. Travellers had better bring umbrellas.

Shanghai Bund Tickets

You don’t need a ticket to tour around the Bund

Tourist Tunnel: Adult: 50 yuan; Child: 25 yuan

Single Tour: 45 yuan per person; Return: 50 yuan

How to Get to the Shanghai Bund

Take bus 33, 37, 55, 65,868,921, or 928 and get off at the stop Nanjing East Road of Zhongshandongyi Road;

Take bus 33, 42, 65, 123 interval, 135, 135 interval, 145, 576, 910 or 928 and get off at the stop Zhangshandongyi Road of Hankou Road;

Take the tunnel Line 9 and get off at the stop Zhangshandongyi Road of Guangdong Road

Take bus 123, 123 interval, 135, 135 interval, 576, 868, 910, 934 and get off at the stop Zhangshandongyi Road of Yandong Road

Take 26, 145, 926, or tunnel Line 9 and get off at the stop Zhongshendong’er road of Jinling

East Road;

Take bus 33,55, 65, 576,868,910,928 and get off at the stop Xinkaihebei Road of Zhongshandong’er Road;

Take bus 26, 926 and get off at the stop Xinkaihe

Take bus 33, 55, 65, 736, 801, 868, 910 or 928 and get off at the stop Shiliupu

Take ferry Line Dongjin and get off at the stop Jinling East Road.

Garden Bridge of Shanghai

On August 26, 2011, in Activities, Places of Interest, Shanghai, by Jack Li

The Garden Bridge of Shanghai is one of the landmark architectures of the old Shanghai. It is downstream on the estuary of Suzhou River where it is near the west side of the Huangpu Park and connecting the Zhongshandongyi Road and Dongdaming Road. The Garden Bridge is the first all-steel structure bridge in China. It […]

The Garden Bridge of Shanghai is one of the landmark architectures of the old Shanghai. It is downstream on the estuary of Suzhou River where it is near the west side of the Huangpu Park and connecting the Zhongshandongyi Road and Dongdaming Road. The Garden Bridge is the first all-steel structure bridge in China. It was built by Shanghai Municipal Council. The bridge was designed and constructed by British engineers and the steel material was imported from Britain. As an important channel between the east and the north of Shanghai, the bridge has a volume of pedestrians and traffic. The French Bridge is a similar bridge as the Garden Bridge of Shanghai but does not have an all steel structure. It was built in 1907, five years earlier than the Garden Bridge. Shanghai’s development has a tight connection with the river. The Garden Bridge is the channel between the downtown Shanghai where there is the financial industry and the east of Shanghai where there are the trade and transportation industries.

The Garden Bridge of Shanghai has a long history of over a hundred years. It hasn’t had as much transportation capacity as before. Nowadays it’s more like an attractive spot where travellers from home and abroad can take photos and appreciate the scenery there. In the hearts of many overseas Chinese, there is always a strong feeling of homesickness.

The Shanghai Bund (Waitan)

Shiliupu Street

On August 26, 2011, in Modern Architecture, Places of Interest, Rivers & Gorges, Shanghai, by Jack Li

The Shiliupu Street is outside the Baodai Gate. To the east of the Shiliupu street is the Huangpu River, to the west of the Shiliupu street is Fengdan Road. Taiping Lane is in the south of the Shiliupu Street and Longtan Road is in the north of the Shiliupu Street. The street is near to […]

The Shiliupu Street is outside the Baodai Gate. To the east of the Shiliupu street is the Huangpu River, to the west of the Shiliupu street is Fengdan Road. Taiping Lane is in the south of the Shiliupu Street and Longtan Road is in the north of the Shiliupu Street. The street is near to both the water and the city. Near the Shiliupu Shanghai Bus Station, there are newly built shopping malls, restaurants, and hotels. They provide over 900 sets of rooms and more than 2000 beds for travellers. The new logo of the street was launched on the 7th, August 2009. It was selected from more than 2000 works. The new logo is from an advertisement designer who has a special emotion for the street. It has clouds and lotus of the Huangpu River and three waves of water to show the geographic features of Shanghai. There is a very attractive small three-story building in the Shiliupu Street. The local people and visitors can both stay in the building, appreciate the scenery along the river and see the big change of Shanghai in the past decades.

The Shanghai Bund (Waitan)

Huangpu Park

On August 26, 2011, in Parks & Gardens, Places of Interest, Shanghai, by Jack Li

The Huangpu Park is the first official park in Shanghai. The park is at the No. 28 on the Zhongshandongyi Road. The park is connected with the Huangpu River in the east and the Suzhou River in the north. To the west of the park is the Huangpu River and to the south of the […]

The Huangpu Park is the first official park in Shanghai. The park is at the No. 28 on the Zhongshandongyi Road. The park is connected with the Huangpu River in the east and the Suzhou River in the north. To the west of the park is the Huangpu River and to the south of the park are plants of the Bund. Built in 1886, the Huangpu Park is the earliest garden in a European style. It also witnessed years of great changes. In the park there is the Shanghai Monument to the People’s Heroes with the History Memorial of the Bund on the bottom.

Pujiang Tide: It is a large-scale bronze statue of a worker fighting with huge waves in the sea. The man seems dynamic and powerful. The statue indicates that the proletariats are strong and brave. The works of the Pujiang Tide is to memorize the great devotion that Shanghai working class made to China’s revolution and development.

The granite sculptures of Shanghai in the past 10 decades: They lie on the round island of the Huangpu Park. The sculptures are 120 metres long, and 3.8 metres high. The sculptures are about people’s fights in Shanghai between 1840 and 1949. The two sides of the sculptures are flower rings, which show people’s condolences over these revolution pioneers. There are in all seven different sculptures of 97 pioneers.

The Shanghai Bund (Waitan)

Tourist Tunnel

On August 26, 2011, in Activities, Places of Interest, Shanghai, Transportation, by Jack Li

The location of Tourist Tunnel is between Puxi Nanjing East Roas and the Oriental Pearl of Pudong Lujiazui. It is the first artificial tunnel used for cross the river. It has 646.70 meters long and finished in 2000. People can get in or out the entrance by escalators and the handicapped can take hydraulic elevator. […]

The location of Tourist Tunnel is between Puxi Nanjing East Roas and the Oriental Pearl of Pudong Lujiazui. It is the first artificial tunnel used for cross the river. It has 646.70 meters long and finished in 2000. People can get in or out the entrance by escalators and the handicapped can take hydraulic elevator. The tunnel used the technique of advanced automatic driverless and tractor-closed. The tunnel is beautiful and comfortable and you just take 2.5-5 minutes to cross the river and the maximum transport capacity is 5280 person/h. At the same time, the tunnel makes use of the space and use modern high technology. It reflects history, culture, technology, and all kinds of designs. Also has background music. Make people feel fun when cross the river. Tourist Tunnel first uses the underground cooling towers to keep the environment of Puxi Bund and Pudong Bingjiang Avenue coordination and complete. Tunnel wall use the high-tech and create a variety of colors change in minutes. Like yellow starfish, pink flowers and geometric shapes designs, also all kinds of vibrant lives on earth make people sink into reveries. The dream journey that the system transport passengers is use the France technology of driverless, SK environmentally-friendly cars with silver-white color and broad horizon. In the tunnel, the music combined with the scenery, makes people feel an immersive shock.

Shanghai Bund (Waitan)

Chenyi Square

On August 26, 2011, in Modern Architecture, Places of Interest, Shanghai, by Jack Li

Chenyi Square is at the end of Shili Nanjing Road in Shanghai. The first mayor of Shanghai in new China is Chenyi and his statue stands in the square. The bronze Statue is 5.6 meters high and faces the south. The base of the statue was made in red polished granite and it is 3.5 […]

Chenyi Square is at the end of Shili Nanjing Road in Shanghai. The first mayor of Shanghai in new China is Chenyi and his statue stands in the square. The bronze Statue is 5.6 meters high and faces the south. The base of the statue was made in red polished granite and it is 3.5 meters high. The statue reappears the work attitude of Chenyi. It shows his public servant image of honest, hard work and amiable, also the generous demeanor. Every weekend, the concern is held in the square attract many people. Chenyi Square fountain is located in the Nanjing East Road Bund and in the south of Chenyi Statue. The outside shape is square and in it has an oval modern fountain. The fountain water columns sprout with the sound. The bottom of the fountain has colorful light and in the evening, the color of the lights change in minutes. The water columns also change color with the lights and become the yellow, green and blue water columns. In the morning, many people do sports here and some people do Chinese Kung Fu. The whole of the square looks splendid.

The Shanghai Bund (Waitan)

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