Visit the symbol of Shanghai - The Bund
The Bund (or Waitan), the recognizable symbol as well as the pride of Shanghai, is a must-see tourist site while you're in this vibrant Chinese metropolis. This is actually a famous waterfront on the west bank of Huangpu River and faces the newer part of Shanghai - Pu Dong (East City or Shanghai New Town) where houses a lot of modern skyscrapers. The Bund, as a notable landmark of the city, exemplifies Shanghai's great history and showcases the prosperity of the city itself in the most explicit way. Dating back to the time from the 1840's to the 1930's, many foreign businesses snatched the Bund to establish concessions, banks, headquarters, consulates along the riverbank. Hence, Shanghai, from a small seaside town one hundred years ago, became the largest city in China in current days. That's why the Bund also earned the reputation of "The Oriental Wall Street". Even today, visitors can still feel the thriving age of the old Shanghai when witnessing western-style building clusters along the bund. The place seems to be even more spectacular when the city lights up, which also offers great opportunities for epic photos of Shanghai by night. Visiting the Bund, you can encounter all the highlights and essences of both old and new Shanghai, enjoy your sightseeing walk, and explore the city's attractive delights with a lot of excitements on offer.