"Shanghai Pudong Development Bank and Customs House" Pudong Tip by JohanIsWeg

Pudong, Shanghai: 35 reviews and 83 photos

  Bank Building and Customs House
by JohanIsWeg

The combined visual impact of the neighbouring Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (formerly the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank Building) and Customs House is arguably the scenic focal point of The Bund.

Construction of the six-storey Shanghai Pudong Development Bank building began on 5 May, 1921 and was completed in 1923. Acclaimed as one of the most beautiful buildings in Asia, it boasted a floor area of 23 415 square meters and became the largest bank building in the Far East. In front of the building is a pair of replica lions, the originals of which are now on display at the Shanghai Museum.

The adjacent eight-storey Customs House (formerly known as Jianghai Custom House) was built in 1927 and occupies a floor area of 32 680 square meters. The clock tower stands 90 meters tall.

Address: The Bund
Directions: Within walking distance of East Nanjing Road station.

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  • Written Nov 14, 2011
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