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Morning along the Hwangpo River

Wai Tan
April 11, 2004

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The Bund is a strand of old European buildings along the Hwangpo River. In German, bund means something like alliance or confederacy, so maybe this was the name because all the European companies grouped their headquarters in this central part of Shanghai. The Chinese name for the area is wai tan, which means "outer beach." No beach anymore, but a nice promenade which offers room for lots of interesting morning exercise and a spectacular view of the skyscrapers and Pearl Tower (Asia's tallest) across the river in Pudong.