The Bund

The Bund is a row of buildings in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. It is located at the bank of the Huangpu river, facing Pudong, in the eastern part of Huangpu district.

The Bund has dozens of historical European colonial buildings lining against the Huangpu river that once housed numerous banks from Britain, France, USA, Russia, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands and Belgium. At the end of 19th century and beginning of 20th century, the Bund was a major financial hub of East Asia.

Some of the most important landmark buildings in The Bund are the Peace Hotel, Pudong Development Bank and the Customs Building. At the northern end of The Bund lies the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Shanghai, which is a memorial for the revolutionary history of Shanghai dating back to the Opium Wars.

The Bund is arguably one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai.

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