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Self-Guided Shanghai Walking Tour - Free Tours by Foot

Bank of China Building No 23 The Bund
Bank of China Building No 23 The Bund

As one of China's most cosmopolitan cities, Shanghai is known for its fascinating history, rich culture, and world-class tourism resources.

In fact, Shanghai is a city suitable for walking. The cultural atmosphere of those histories is scattered in the depths of the lanes.

In Shanghai, tourists love to walk along various roads and old lanes. Take a slow walk and be deeply impressed by their charm.

Sightseeing Walk: The Bund Sightseeing Tour

Itinerary: Shamei Mansion → Zhapulu Bridge → Waibaidu Bridge → Waitanyuan → Historical Buildings

Time: The whole journey is 2km, it takes 4-6H.

Highlights: A route like no other. After walking, you will have a deeper experience of the charm of Shanghai.

The first stop: Shamei Mansion

At the Shamei Mansion, take photos and see the scenery.

This building has a strong mixed cultural atmosphere of Chinese and Western culture. The river view terrace on the 7th floor is the best place to see the Bund.

Continue along the Suzhou Creek. On the way, you'll pass several famous bridges.

The second stop: Zhapulu Bridge

At Zhapu Road Bridge, take photos and enjoy the scenery.

Located near General Post Office Building, the bridge is one of the great locations to photograph Pudong's landmarks.

Shanghai Postal Museum, built in 1922, has a long history. You can make a reservation in advance, and admission is free.

The nearby café is also a good place to enjoy the scenery on both sides of the Huangpu River. Tired of walking, stop for coffee.

The third stop: Waibaidu Bridge

The famous Garden Bridge of Shanghai (Waibaidu Bridge) is one of the landmarks of old Shanghai.

The bridge is best known for its arched structure and glittering lights.

The fourth stop: Waitanyuan

No. 1 of The Bund was formerly the British Consulate General in Shanghai. It is also the oldest building in The Bund complex.

Nearby Yuanmingyuan Road, the view is also good. This road is the best location to photograph the Oriental Pearl Tower.

The fifth stop: Historical Buildings

Moving on, you can choose to head to The Bund or Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street. Both places are nearby.

The night view of The Bund is spectacular and worth seeing. If time permits, you might also consider visiting the Yuyuan Night Market for local snacks.

Trip planning tips

If you have enough time, you can divide the trip into two days to make it easier.

There are shared bicycles along the way, so if you are tired and can't walk, you can ride a bicycle.

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