A pleasant elevated board walk promenade overseeing the Huangpu River. Apparently the word "bund" has Anglo-Indian origins meaning embankment of some sort. This is probably Shanghai's historically most significant area, where the small fishing port starting booming commercially with the beginnings of various foreign trading concessions after the Opium Wars.
Shanghai (6-12 Jul 15) July 10th 2015 And with a quick hop and a step (on the high speed rail again) and less than an hour later, I had arrived at my intended final destination of the China leg of my trip - at the iconic eastern coastal port city of Shanghai.
Given it's impossibly high skyscrapers these days jostling for real estate with colonial era-like buildings along the Bund, thinking of Shanghai as being just like any other ... read more
Asia » China » Shanghai » Huangpu For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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