The Bund

A symbol of Shanghai's colonial past, this one-mile strip of riverfront buildings is the city's most popular tourist attraction.

Once a cluster of banks and trade buildings, today The Bund is home to exclusive boutiques, hotels and restaurants. The famous art deco and neoclassical buildings have awarded the area the name of a 'museum of international architecture', and the buildings include the clock tower of Customs House, the former Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank HQ, and the green-pyramid-roofed Peace Hotel.

The famous Nanjing Road also starts in the Bund: a 3.4 mile long shopping street with open-air bars, traditional stores and restaurants.