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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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  • Take the time to join the locals and other visitors on this sensory experience. The buildings along the Bund continually change colour with incredible designs on the buildings - Flower arrays, intrica...  more »
  • We did not have time to have a boat ride...but I would suggest that you do to really appreciate it more. But the views along the river are amazing all the same.  more »
  • The river walk is great for its city lights and opportunity for people watching. There are few reasonably priced restaurants along the river walk area. Of course you can find great expensive eateries ...  more »

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