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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Huangpu River and many more Shanghai attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Shanghai road trip planner.
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  • This river cruise is during late evening for around one hour - which shows the highlights of Shanghai City. The highlights of the cruise is the lighting shown on the buildings ; Each building is of di...  more »
  • The Bund side of the river gives you a great view of the Shanghai landscape especially at night when all the buildings, especially the Pearl Tower, are lit up. Get there when still light so you can ge...  more »
  • Decent views during the day, but be sure to go back at night and walk the river on the Bund side to enjoy a free light show off buildings and boats along the shores of the river. A must see in Shangha...  more »
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  • In the sun it's a nice walk alongside the Bund. You can grab a river cruise from here too. There's also a 'Tourist Tunel' which you can use to cross under the river to the Financial district and high end malls. The river is integral to Shanghai so it's a must see. It's a bit of walk but worth it for the photo ops.
  • Great river, but polluted air
  • Evening cruise is just awesome out here
  • ...breeze wind along the river cruise in the afternoon...
  • Great area of Shanghai and always good for a walk
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