Shanghai Trip Part 3: Night View in Waitan (外滩)

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[Introduction]

I traveled to Shanghai, China, in late May. If I had been fluent in Chinese, I could have enjoyed the trip more, but I was impressed with a fine mixture of retro and modern elements in Shanghai. In this article, I will write about night view in Waitan as part of Day 1. The area had different atmosphere between day and night.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Fly to Hongqiao International Airport
* Day 1: Waitan (The Bund)
* Day 1: Waitan (The Bund) (Light-up) [This article]
* Day 2: Oriental Pearl Tower
* Day 2: Jin Mao Tower
* Day 2: Shanghai Tower
* Day 2: Shanghai World Financial Center
* Day 2: Pudong (Light-up)
* Day 3: Yu Garden
* Day 3: Xintiandi, Middle Huaihai Road, Hengshan Road and Tianzifang
* Day 3: East Nanjing Road (Light-up)
* Day 4: Shanghai World Expo Museum
* Day 4: Natural History Museum, Ocean Aquarium and China Art Museum
* Day 4: Yu Garden (Light-up)
* Day 5: Great World (Dashijie), Jing’an Temple and Shanghai Exhibition Center
* Day 5: Return Home from Pudong International Airport

[Travel Date]
2018.05.23 – 27

[Main Part]

Night View in Waitan (外滩)

Following the previous post, I will continue to go around “Waitan (外滩)” in the evening.""

I started strolling from “Garden Bridge (外白渡桥)”, the north end of “Waitan (外滩)”.Shanghai Garden Bridge1

The lighted-up “Garden Bridge (外白渡桥)” was attractive.Shanghai Garden Bridge2

Thus, the number of visitors in the evening was more compared with the daytime.Shanghai Garden Bridge3

I saw a lot of groups who took wedding photos.""

I left “Garden Bridge (外白渡桥)” and moved to the waling path along the Huangpu River.""

The modern skyscrapers of Lujiazui in the Pudong District on the opposite shore came into view.Shanghai Waitan (The Bund) Pudong1

“Shanghai People’s Heroes Monument”.Shanghai Waitan (The Bund) People's Heroes Monument1

Shanghai Waitan (The Bund) People's Heroes Monument2

Actually, the main reason I determined to visit Shanghai was because I would like to see this night view of skyscrapers in the Pudong District from Waitan area.Shanghai Waitan (The Bund) Pudong2

As a lot of ships passed frequently, I took a photo with ray trajectory.""

On the second day (tomorrow), I will spend all day walking around skyscrapers in the Pudong District.Shanghai Waitan (The Bund) Pudong evening1

A shot with visitors.Shanghai Waitan (The Bund) Pudong evening2

From here, I will take photos of historical buildings along the walking path.Shanghai Waitan (The Bund) evening1

Shanghai Waitan (The Bund) evening2

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Although there were lots of visitors, the walking path was wide and long, so I didn’t feel crowded so much.""

I found such an art object.""

I felt deja vu and recalled it resembled “Gardens by the Bay” in Singapore.

Related articles when I visited Singapore in 2016:
“Gardens by the Bay – high-tech and future-oriented garden”
“Gardens by the Bay: night illumination and show!”

Related articles when I visited Singapore in 2018:
“Revisit Singapore Part 13: Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay”
“Revisit Singapore Part 15: Evening photos of Marina Barrage and Gardens by the Bay”

I took a photo of skyscrapers in the Pudong District again.Shanghai Waitan (The Bund) Pudong evening3

Finally, I took photos around the HSBC Building (The Bund No.12) intensively, as it was the most impressive among historical buildings along the walking path in Waitan (外滩).""

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I tried to create ray trajectory with slow shutter, but I didn’t make it as there were continuously cars waiting for a traffic light.""

So, I stopped using my tripod and took photos with handheld.Shanghai Waitan (The Bund) evening3

Shanghai Waitan (The Bund) evening4

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Then, I returned to the hotel and the first day of my Shanghai trip was over.

[Closing]

That’s it for the article about night view in Waitan (The Bund) as part of Day 1.

Following the previous post of Waitan (外滩) during the daytime, I walked around Waitan (外滩) in the evening and found the area had different atmosphere between day and night. In the evening, lighted-up historical buildings along the walking path were so impressive and night view of skyscrapers in the Pudong District was what I expected in Shanghai. I bet if you have a chance to visit Shanghai, you should not miss Waitan (外滩) 🙂

In the next article, I will write about Oriental Pearl Tower as part of Day 2.

[Map]

1 Garden Bridge
2 Shanghai People’s Heroes Monument
3 Shanghai Pudong Development Bank

[Related Link]
The Official Shanghai China Travel Website

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