Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

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Completely and utterly wacko. Whoever thought this up must have been high on something or other. The is essentially a subway tunnel that links the Puxi, Bund, side of the Huangpu river, with the Pudong new district on the other side. Travellers ride in small cars on tracks. The journey lasts about 5 minutes. During this time you are bombarded with lights, strange music, noises and manikins. It is quite surreal and more than a little psychedelic. Like something out of a 70's prog-rock concert.

Most reviews tend to be negative. A few people love the strangeness, but most just don't get it at all. It's all just a bit too strange. It also is criticized for being over priced. The same journey by subway on line No.2 costs just a tenth of the price of this tourist tunnel.

Map showing location of Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

Above: Location of Bund Sightseeing Tunnel in Shanghai, Shanghai, China