||Shànghǎi Wàitān de yèjǐng hǎo měi
||The night view from the Bund in Shanghai is quite pretty.
The Huáng Pǔ Jiāng (黄浦江) river divides Shanghai into two parts: Pǔdōng (浦东) and Pǔxī (浦西). Pǔdōng is the east side of Shanghai and and Pǔxī is the west side. The photo was taken from Pǔxī. The Bund is what English speakers call the waterfront on the Pǔxī side. It includes many historical buildings. The name comes from the German word “bund”, which means an embankment. Pǔdōng, in contrast, has no historical buildings, owing to the fact that development didn’t start until the 1990’s. It now includes two of the 10 tallest buildings in the world. And, as you can see by the photo, it is brightly lit during the evening hours.
||Huáng Pǔ Jiāng
||name of a river
||east side of Shanghai
||west side of Shanghai