Bank of China Building
Yokohama Specie Bank
One of several buildings along the Bund designed by British architecture firm Palmer & Turner, the Yokohama Specie Bank was built in...
This intriguing little museum, in essence a long room stuffed with period objects and photos relating to the colourful history of the...
Bund Sightseeing Tunnel
A 647m voyage with entertainment including budget effects, garish lighting and dreadful props, the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel is a...
Fairmont Peace Hotel Jazz Bar
Shànghǎi’s most famous hotel features Shànghǎi’s most famous jazz band (starts at 7pm), a septuagenarian sextet that’s been churning out...
Like most of its Bund-side brethren, Malaysian Shook! sports a trendy design and fabulous views, particularly from its rooftop terrace....
23 East Zhongshan No 1 Rd; 23 E 中山無 1 號 · interesting places nearby
Bank of China Building information
Originally established in 1897, the Bank of China relocated its headquarters from Běijīng to Shànghǎi in the 1920s, undergoing a major transformation from state bureaucracy to a market-driven business. Although the bank has occupied this address since 1923, the present building was only begun in 1935 and was originally designed to be the tallest building in the city at 33 storeys high. The Sino-Japanese War interrupted construction and it finally opened in 1942, its front door guarded by a magnificent pair of art-deco lions.
It's the only Chinese-designed building along the Bund.