Huangpu River winds about 114 kilometers from Dingshan Lake, the source, northward to Wusong Kou, where it meeets with the Yangtze River. 40 km of the river is within the area of the big Shanghai. It is only about 400 meter wide and 9 meter deep, but it holds about one third of the China's total international trade. Huangpu River is the sign of Shanghai. It supplies water to the 13 million people in the metropolis and is also important for navigation, fishery, tourism and receiving wastewater. The Huangpu River is the mother river of Shanghai City, which witnesses the ups and downs of this great city. It is regarded as the symbol and epitome of Shanghai City, and a top tourist place to go if you pay a visit to Shanghai City. There are many essential views along its banks, representing the past, today and future of the city.
History and Culture
Huangpu River, 97 km long, rising in the lake district of Shanghai Municipality, East China, and flowing northeast past Shanghai into the Chang estuary at Wusong. The Huangpu River can also be called either the Chun Shen River or the Huang Xie River.
It is also a major water source for Shanghai, and as the city has grown it has suffered from water shortages and polluted drinking water; in 1996 a project to divert water from the Chang River (Yangtze) to the Huangpu was completed. The cruise boat meanders eastward along the golden waterway to the intriguing "three-layer waters" at the Wusong Mouth, confluence of the three and half hours over a distance of 60 kilometers, with beautiful view emerging one after another.
Its famous riverside avenue, with its park-like green areas and tall buildings, is Shanghai's landmark. Here, the visitor stands in front of magnificent buildings in the art nouveau style that once housed the clubs, banks, companies and hotels of the foreign rulers.
Scenery along the Huangpu River
Riding a boat cruise along the Huangpu River. you will take a glimpse of the past and fulture of Shanghai. On one side of the river. there is the Bund, a landmark of Shanghai. Lining the boulevard of the waterfront are grandiose solid buildings of Western style dating back to the early this century. You will also see the Park bridge. the first toll bridge in Shanghai; the People's Heroes Monument and Huangpu Park, the city's first park. On the other side is the image of a new Shanghai. Lofty Oriental pearl TV Tower and sleek high-rises in the Lujiazui Financial Zone give a fresh outlook of the city.
Huangpu River Cruise Tips
The main ticket office for Huangpu River Cruise is opened daily. The excursion is a 60km round trip, northwards up Huangpu River to the junction with Yangtze River and back again along the inverse route. Departing from the Bund waterfront every 30 minutes from 9:30am to 9:30pm, cruises vary in length of three hours.
There are also shorter river cruises (1 hour) that tours the main waterfront area between the two suspension bridges, Yangpu Qiao in the north and Nanpu Qiao in the south. A night Huangpu River Cruise is kindly a great appreciation for the most dramatic and splendid views of Shanghai, while this voyage does not go down river to the Yangtze. Cruise schedule usually is arranged according to the season, and additional cruises might be added on weekends sometimes. Different types of boats are provided for choice, where you may get a comfortable seat with a fine view on the top deck, as well as a small buffet with drinks and local snacks during the cruise.
Address: Zhongshan Donglu 127 & 219 by the Bund
Admission Fee: CNY 100 per person for the one hour short huangpu river cruise
Bus Route: 33, 55, 65, 305, 868, 910, 928 and get off at the bus stop of Shiliupu.
Take subway Line 2 to East Nanjing Road Station.Then walk 10 minutes to the Bund and Huangpu River.
Take Subway Line 4 to Nanpu Bridge Station and then take a taxi to Shiliupu or the Bund, paying no more than CNY 15. Huangpu River Cruise is available in Shiliupu Wharf.
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