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Exploring the Bund Offbeat

There are lots of legends about the Bund in Shanghai, we will reveal all of the secrets for you during this unique walking tour.  

There are lots of legends about the Bund in Shanghai, but how were the changes made to the farmlands into private wharfs and South-Asian style corridor built, eventually became an "international architectural exposition”? How to build the westernized Public Park and the wide Yangtze Road along the Bund? How foreign consulates, Western firms and financial institutions liked to set up here? And why the area was called the Bund?

 

The answer is quite a complex, but we will reveal all of the secrets for you during this unique walking tour.  

We will visit the former Astor House Hotel which the first western hotel in China but now part of the building has been secretly changed to a huge compound with local Chinese living in old hotel rooms as their day to day family home.

 

Waibaidu Bridge, which is the first all-steel bridge, and the only surviving example of a camelback truss bridge, in China. The present bridge was opened on 20 January 1908. With its rich history and unique design the Waibaidu Bridge is one of the symbols of Shanghai. Next stop is the Bund's origin, where the Huangpu River and Suzhou Creek converge, is regarded as the origin of the Bund and the city. The 138,000-square-meter area contains many historic buildings, such as the recently saved Shanghai Rowing Club, the Union Church and the former British Consulate.

 

Then walk through the back street of East Nanjing Road, visit the famous historic buildings - Peace Hotel, where many historical figures have stayed here such as Sun Yat-sen, Charlie Chaplin, Field Marshal Montgomery, Muhammad Ali, Bill Clinton, etc. We will also be able to cover some of the Shanghai land mark such as former HSBC building, custom house and former British club. 

Price: RMB1500 for up to 2 people

RMB300 per additional person

(Including guide fee and entrance fee)    

 

For a group of more than 10 people, please contact us for larger group offer

 

Tour is 2hrs, Meeting Point: Direction's in both Chinese and English will be provided for you to arrive at our starting point. Price includes all tickets admission to all sites listed.

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