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Huangpu River

Headstreams from Dianshan Lake, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201700, China
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Ranked #8 of 806 Attractions in Shanghai
4.5 of 5 stars 405 Reviews
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hong Kong, China
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The HuangPu river divides Shanghai into two parts - PuXi and Pudong ( West of the river and East of the river respectively). It's a big river but perhaps not very deep. There are underground tunnels passing connecting PuXi to Pudong.

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The river itself is a little gross looking, there are barges passing through at all times of day and night but the best part is the lights from the buildings. Pretty spectacular sight.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The boat cruise lasts about 45 minutes. You will feel that money had been well spent. I feel it beats the famous Hong Kong waterfront views. Shanghai offers more lighted buildings than HK and it dazzles from both sides of the river. Drinks and snacks are available onboard.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Fabulous night views....got great photos of city skyline. Cruise took 90 minutes but stayed at dock initially for about an hour while everyone queued up, got and ate their buffet meal. We bought a hop on hop off ticket (300 rmb for 2 days)which included this cruise but the ticket said it was an hour cruise with no meal so... More 

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Wollongong
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

River was disgusting....like the rest of Shanghai polluted - would not recommend Shanghai or China to anyone

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Huangpu river water already not clean, with so many cargo ship or touring boat passing time by time. what we like see is the high buildings both sides

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Brisbane, Australia
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

It may seem like a totally touristy thing to do – but a river cruise on the Huangpu is totally worth it. You can choose between day or night time, and cruises that range from 30 minutes to three hours. It’s standing-only on the decks, which is where you’ll get the best photo-taking opportunities of the Bund and Pudong, with... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We took a cruise to huangpu river at night. and the view was simply spectacular, with all the neon lights on the skyline.I would say its one of the best things that shanghai has to offer to tourists.No pre booking was required as the cruises leaves every now and then. We were staying at Raddison hotel , new world and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This was my first trip to Shanghai and wow it was a great experience. My wife and I stayed at the Sofitel (exceptional value and service) which is located right in the center of Shanghai and on the most famous shopping pedestrian plaza, Nanjing Road. My wife and could not visit Shanghai without a trip down the Huangpu river. We... More 

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Shanghai, China
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It is a city river. Dirty and pretty uninteresting... but then again, aren't all rivers that run through cities? Are the Hudson or Thames rivers any better? No.

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