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Huangpu River, Shanghai

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One of the Yangtze's most significant tributaries, Huangpu River remains a key player in Shanghai's shipping industry, as well as a major point of interests for visiting tourists. The river splits the urban sprawl into the eastern (pudong) and western (puxi) sections as it winds its way for 113 km (70 mi) through the city before emptying into the sea. River cruises make extremely popular methods for sightseeing around town--hop aboard a tourist-oriented excursion for a look at famous city landmarks from the water. Note the differences in architecture between the west bank's European designs and the east's towering skyscrapers. Marvel at the bridges that span the waterway, or make your way to the mouth of the river to admire the blending of distinct waters as they enter the ocean. Using our international travel planner, Shanghai attractions like Huangpu River can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Bund area around this rivers gives the best view of the skyline. Very good for photogarphers who wants to spend 2-3 hours there. Very nice skyline not to be missed.  more »
  • The cruise along the river for half an hour in the evening is the star attraction of shanghai. Please note that food will not be provided. You will have to buy something, maybe a beer, to have a place...  more »
  • You can not miss the boat trip at Huangpu River at night when all the lights bring a shine to Shanghai city.  more »