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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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  • For the price of a subway ticket do the crossings between the majestic towers and older buildings on the other side. This small 10-20 minute crossing and super friendly and much less expensive than the crossing under water in small shuttle.
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  • There is a cruise you can do here. The river has a lot trade history of china. They have made a lot restaurant nearby.  more »
  • The highlight of visit to Shanghai will easily be this river cruise in the evening after sun set. What a magnificent cruise this is. The view of such wonderful tall buildings and towers with colourful...  more »

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