01 April 2007

The Bund

One of the places in Shanghai that is a must to visit is The Bund.

The Bund, also called the Zhongshan Road, is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. It starts from the Baidu Bridge, which is at the connecting point of the Huangpu River and the Suzhou Creek, to the East Jinling Road and winds a 1500 meters (less than one mile) length.

There are 52 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance. The Bund was the centre of Shanghai's politics, economy and culture hundreds of years ago, consulates of most countries and many banks, businesses and newspaper offices were settled there. But now, most of the activities have shifted to the district of Pudong.

I took a long walk along The Bund and managed to shoot quite a number of photos. Here are some of them while the rest can be viewed from my Picasa Web Album.

The clock at Peace Hotel. Looks very nostalgic look and made me feel like I am back in the 1930s'
The front door of the Shanghai Gold Exchange Building
The wooden doors at the Custom House. The wood is so solid and is still standing after more than one hundred years.

A window cleaner making sure that window is dust free as possible.
One of the lions outside the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
The doors to the Custom House. Looks really solid!!
The strong men holding the roof of the AIA building


Selba said...

The buildings still look amazing! It feels like in European countries :)

Chan Kok Kuen said...


I am sure that you will feel that you are in Europe when you are surrounded by such lovely buildings. The weather here make it even more realistic.