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The Bund

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
The Bund is the classic image of Shanghai and the city's main attraction. Sweeping along the western of the Huangpu River, the majestic buildings date back to Shanghai's grandest days. Many banks and financial companies built impressive offices here in the early 20th century when Shanghai was the financial capital of Asia.
The city side of the Bund is packed with classic architecture. Buildings to look out for include the old Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, the Customs House and its landmark clock, the Bank of China and Peace Hotel. Across Zhongshan Dong Road, the raised promenade protects Shanghai from the Huangpu River waters.
It provides good views of Pudong, the river and the grand scale of the Bund. Huangpu River cruises depart from this place. A stroll down the Bund at any time of day is delightful with ballroom dancing enthusiasts practicing on the promenade. In the daytime business people bustle up and down the Bund. In the late afternoon and evenings couples, families and tourists simply enjoys the sunset. The sunset at this place is one of the best nighttime views of a city.

The Bund adds to the beauty of China and this fact has consolidated along with abroad tourists visiting the place, making it the most favorite holiday destination for most of the vacation lovers. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of China.

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