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The Bund Tourist Tunnel
Beneath the Hwangpo River
April 10, 2004
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The grooviest way to get from the old part of town
(Puxi) to the new garden of skyscrapers over in Pudong
is the Bund Tourist Tunnel, a 30-yuan ($3.50) psychadelic
descent into neon madness. A soundtrack of whale songs
and cryptic phrases in English and Chinese ("nascent magma",
"basalt in blue") serenade you as your tram rolls along at 3 mph
under the river. Someone in China clearly remembers the old
Tron tunnel on Disneyland's old people mover.
short sample of the ride (a 13-second Quicktime video).