The Bund is a section of riverfront
along the Huangpu River in Shanghai which until the early 1800s
was undeveloped. The British set up their consulate and other buildings
there after the Opium War. In the early 1900s the Bund sprouted
up with buildings designed by architects from foreign countries.
The most famous and attractive sight which is at the west side of
the Bund are the 52 various buildings of different architectural
styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the
Renaissance. Many of these buildings were the best in Asia for that
time. Most of them are bank buildings. The others are commercial
buildings, national organizations, restaurants, clubs, press etc.
People have made the best advantage of the fine architecture as
a contribution for Shanghai showing herself in the international
The Bund has turned into the centre of international finance as
well as the touring resort.
Bund in the Night
Style Architacture on the Bund
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