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Huangpu River Cruise

Shanghai

14.0/5(3 Ratings)
Ranked 2 of 22 sightseeing in Shanghai

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Night
Facilities available
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed

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Rashmin Joshi

Rashmin Joshi3.6/5

127 reviews

Longest River in China

Huangpu River is the longest river that passes through the city of Shanghai. The River divides Shanghai into two sections: Pudong in the east, and Puxi in the West. The Huangpu River averages a width of some 500 meters as it snakes its way through Shanghai, with an average depth of 11 meters. It is also the source of most of Shanghai's drinking water, after it goes through a purification process, of course. Almost equally important today, the Huangpu is the site of a bustling tourist business in the form of river cruises, which originate at Shiliupu Pier just south of the Bund area (there is a corresponding set of cruises up the Yangtze River that begin near the mouth of the Huangpu, where it empties into the Yangtze), where the Huangpu flows alongside the now restored architecture of Shanghai's former British colonial heartland.Besides offering a privileged view of the bridges that span the Huangpu, the cruise boats also offer an excellent view of the famous colonial-era buildings that make up the Bund, buildings such as the Peace Hotel with its unique pyramid roof in blazing green and the Customs House with its large clock tower, and though not to everyone's taste, behind the original Bund area now shoot up tall skyscrapers. Those who defend the modern skyscraper background would claim that though the new buildings dwarf the colonial buildings of the "old" Bund, they do not compete with them - or even mar the view - but rather, they almost seem to highlight the older-period buildings as gentle, rounded "foothills" to the soaring, jagged peaks" of the skyscraper background.A Huangpu River Cruise is "history revisited" in the sense that it affords many glimpses of Shanghai's past during the period, the beginning of the 20th century through WWII.

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Oryes Rs

Oryes Rs4.3/5

4 reviews

A good Sight in the Night

Walked all the way on THE BUND to get a good view of the towers well lit. Amazing Cruise which moves slowly to get everyone a chance to enjoy the moment and sight. The builds on the other side are also lit.
  • A good Sight in the Night

Vinay Anand

Vinay Anand4.3/5

4 reviews

Good Place to visit for ride and food

Enjoyed ride in small ship. Food facility was available on ship, as we are vegetarian, we did not tried their food. We bought tickets. Length of ride was around 45 minutes on ship.

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