No trip to Shanghai would be complete without a walk along the famous Bund. This picturesque street, Shanghai's waterfront promenade, stretches for one mile (2km) along the bank of the Huangpu River, and was once the most famous street in Asia. It is still renowned for its strip of Art Deco buildings. One of the grandest of these buildings, formerly the City Communist Party headquarters, is now the home of the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank. On the skyline you can see the Jin Mao Tower, the tallest building in China. The wide riverfront promenade on the east bank of the river provides a captivating view of Shanghai, particularly at night. From the Bund visitors can take a river trip down the Huangpu to the mouth of the Yangtse. Boats leave regularly from the Shiliupu Pier south of the Bund and the trip takes about three hours. Or, if you would prefer to see an aerial view with drink in hand, try visiting Char Bar of the Indigo Hotel for an astounding view of the Bund. However you do it, this area promises incredible photo opportunities and is a good way to start familiarising yourself with what Shanghai has to offer.