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Highlights of the new Bund


The famous 2,000-meter-long promenade is said by city planners to be "as charming and friendly to tourists as the Champs Elysee in Paris.?

The promenade was once a quite place for lovers to walk, hold hands or nuzzle along the banks of the Huangpu River. Today it's wider, and still friendly to couples. Around 2,000 seats have been installed around the squares for tourists. Baby-changing rooms have been set up.

Parks and squares

A 2,600-square-meter waterfront platform in the Huangpu Park Square is designed for viewing both sides of the Huangpu River.

A bronze bull sculpture, like the one on Wall Street, will be set in the Financial Square. Information screens will broadcast financial news. Two other squares are Chen Yi Square and Observatory Square, all connected by walkways, the riverside promenade and large areas of greenery.

Waibaidu Bridge

The bridge, which is known as Garden Bridge, at the north end of the Bund area was dismantled and moved away to make room for underground tunneling work. The restored Waibaidu Bridge made its return last year.

It offers a spectacular view of the Bund and Huangpu River.

Three levels

The new Bund has three levels ?the waterfront platform, squares and Zhongshan Road. Before the renovation, visitors had to use the tunnel or the overpass to cross Zhongshan Road.

Shiliupu Dock

The Shiliupu area at the southern end of the Bund has been transformed into a business venue, connected with a traffic hub, which is a terminal for four city bus routes and tourist buses.

The dock is also a cruise-ship terminal with 12 berths for river sightseeing vessels.


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