The symbol of old and new Shanghai, the Bund (officially known as Zhongshan Road) is Shanghai's most famous landmark. The 'Bund' comes from an Anglo Indian term meaning the muddy embankment on the waterfront, and it is the Huangpu River which helps to create the colonial feel here and provides a feeling of space and openness. As a symbol of Shanghai, the Bund houses buildings of various architectural styles lining the Huangpu River, such as Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Beaux-Arts, and Art Deco. While vary in styles and colors, the buildings appear harmoniously together, thus gaining the name of “Gallery of World Architecture”. For more information, click here.