The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai
. The area centres on a section of Zhongshan
Road (East-1 Zhongshan Road) within the former Shanghai International Settlement, which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu
River, facing Pudong
, in the eastern part of Huangpu District
. The Bund usually refers to the buildings and wharves on this section of the road, as well as some adjacent areas. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai. Building heights are restricted in this area.
The Bund stretches one mile along the bank of the Huangpu River
. Traditionally, the Bund begins at Yan'an Road
(formerly Edward VII Avenue) in the south and ends at Waibaidu Bridge
(formerly Garden Bridge) in the north, which crosses Suzhou
The Bund centres on a stretch of the Zhongshan Road, named after Sun Yat-sen. Zhongshan Road is a largely circular road which formed the traditional conceptual boundary of Shanghai city "proper".To the west of this stretch of the road stands some 52 buildings of various Western classical and modern styles which is the main feature of the Bund (see Architecture and buildings below).
Architecture and Buildings:
The Bund houses 52 buildings of various architectural styles, generally Eclecticist, but with some buildings displaying predominantly Romanesque Revival, Gothic Revival, Renaissance Revival, Baroque Revival, Neo-Classical or Beaux-Arts styles, and a number in Art Deco style (Shanghai has one of the richest collections of Art Deco architectures in the World
The Great Northern Telegraph Corporation Building
Merchants Bank Building
The HSBC Building