The Bund is an iconic waterfront area of Shanghai. It is the most popular tourist attraction of the city.
The Bund stretches for about 1 and a half kilometres along the Huangpu river. This waterfront for long has been considered the symbol of Shanghai. Several spectacular buildings of Western architecture run along the length of the Bund. These were built when the Britishers settled in the area in many styles like the Baroque, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Classicism. There are a total of 52 of these buildings, which today serve as offices of many MNCs, banks, government offices, hotels and even flag ship stores for international luxury brands. Other monuments such as the statue of Chen Yi and the Monument to the People's Heroes are also situated on the Bund. This is a must visit place of Shanghai.