Take a Huangpu River Cruise
After a walk along the
Bund, you can consider taking a Huangpu River cruise. On the cruise, you will
see the historical architecture on the Bund, as well as the modern skyscrapers
opposite the Huangpu River, giving you
modern life and the past.
There are several tour
lengths you can choose from, from a 30-minute cruise to a 3½-hour cruise.
You are recommended to take
a night cruise
and you will be impressed by the enchanting night view of Shanghai.
If your time is
limited and you want to save some money, you can take a ferry across to Pudong.
It costs 2 yuan but still provides an opportunity to see the scenery on both
sides of the river.
The night view of the Bund
Watch the Locals Doing Their Morning Exercises
The Bund is not just a
place for tourists but is also a great place for the local people to do their
morning exercises. If you wake up early, you can go to the Bund and watch the
locals practicing tai chi, jogging, and more. It is a way to
experience the real lifestyle of the local people.
Spend Some Time in Huangpu Park
At the northern end of
the Bund is Huangpu Park. It is
a small oasis
situated between the
Bund and busy shopping areas. The manicured lawn and gardens particularly stand
out as there is not much green space in this part of Shanghai.
It is a wonderful
place to have a rest and to take photos, day or night.
Where to Shoot Panoramic Views of the Bund?
There are three ideal locations to see the full view of the Bund: Pudong Binjiang
Avenue, on a Huangpu River Cruise, and one of the skyscrapers in Pudong
like Shanghai World Financial Center, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jin Mao Tower
and Shanghai Tower.
If you want to take
beautiful photos of the Bund, we advise you to
hire a guide who can give you tips about when and where to go. A
knowledgeable guide can arrange different places to take photos according to
The Best Time for a Visit
The best time to visit
before sunset. You can enjoy the sunset over the Huangpu River and stay
until late evening to gaze at Shanghai's spectacular skyline.