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Huangpu River

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All reviews night cruise both sides top deck light show boat trip city lights shanghai skyline beautiful at night bund area night view tall buildings the financial district take photos the pearl boats puxi skyscrapers
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Daytime river walk is very enjoyable...colonial buildings on one side of river, modern city on the other. River cruise is awesome at night. Better to get there early as boat fills quickly. Top deck provides wonderful 360 degree views of the building light shows...truly memorable.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 5Merlin
Reviewed 1 week ago

The river flows through Shanghai and splits the city in two. In the central area you have the old colonial buildings on one side and on the other side are all the modern skyscrapers. The river should be seen from both sides by walking along...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chris F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cruise up the Huangpu River is well worth it. Get a seat up the front as you will have an uninterrupted view of the buildings as the light show on the buildings changes. It is fabulous, and better than the Hong Kong harbour.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Trish H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has something which makes you forget everything about the rest of world. An evening walk was so refreshing . The high rise buildings along the riverside and the lighting are so amazing that you get lost for a while. Its a must visit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Himalayan46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a real feature when visiting Shanghai. The buildings on both sides of the river are lit in many colours and the architecture is clearly visible. Boats provide both indoor and outdoor spectator spots. Best to sit indoors to avoid any cold wind and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael3666
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Night cruise and it was the best highlight of the trip. We took the night cruise from the Shiliupu wharf . The buildings were well lighted with the reflection coming in the water. It was aprox 1 hour cruise and we had...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gagan_Gupta_1975
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the night cruise from the Shiliupu wharf after dinner. It was okay - the view was amazing but after a while I guess everyone just came down to the first level to sit and enjoy the view rather than be out in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tour817343
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Huangpu River night cruise is like a must-go for most tourists who have got the time when they are staying around since you can hardly have such all-round and good night views of the 2 sides of the river without such a ferry ride....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Teruce
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dirty river and not easy to cross. Nice at night watching lit ferries go past in front of the Bund but the river itself is polluted

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BN151
Reviewed January 7, 2019

On our tour we took a river cruise onthe Huangpu river by night to see the skyline. It was absolutely breathtaking..all and everything was lit up, a multitude of colours and movement. Buildings, boats, even the shores of the river had moving lights. Quite a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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January 5, 2019|
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Response from queenslanderlarry | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.there are gang planks to use on/off.but plenty of staff to assist.if you are on a tour the guide should be able to set it up prior for you,It is well worth the trip and you see the skyline of both sides of the river... More
March 9, 2018|
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Response from BonifaciusCH | Reviewed this property |
Hello Having been over 30 times in Shanghai, I can tel you that you can book it easily right there. All ships leave from the same place. I have never seen them full. Your hotel can also do the booking. You will walk anyway... More
December 14, 2017|
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Response from NORMAN E | Reviewed this property |
sorry but cannot help you there as we were on a private package tour of China and all accommodation pre booked for us,
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Pudong Shangri La (3 Replies)
Dear All We are planning our holiday to China for next year, spending 6 nights in Beijing and 6 nights in Shanghai. We have made our selection on hotel in Beijing (we will be staying at the Peninsula). However, we are not entirely sure about Shanghai. Currently we are considering the Pudong Shangri-La which we understand is near the Huangpu river anbd about 15 minutes from the central sights and shopping. Anyway booking there in August seems to be a problem. Can anyone recommend...More
October 06, 2008|
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Shanghai Shangrila at Pudong is one of the most ideal hotel to stay.I dont think u need to lok for others as long as u dont mind the rate.They have fabulous lobby n restaurants,spacious rom overlooking the Huangpu river wherer u can watch the boats n ships sailing by with the beautifully lighted up Bund at Puxi n the Oriental Pearl Tower.Good rooms like the executive suites starts from 3200Rmb n above.Buffet spread is incredulous.with other good chinese restaurants.Location of hotel is great...More
Anderson, Indiana
boat trip (2 Replies)
Are there several Huangpu river cruise complanies? I am interested in an hour or so to see the skyline during the day and again at night. What do you recommend? Thanks. Marlyne
March 30, 2007|
Response fromCuteMinMin|
yes, there are a lot of Huangpu river cruise complanies. I recommend one the booking office of which is near the statue of Cheng Yi ( it's oppsite to Peace Hotel), if you buy the ticket, they will let you wait a min, and a van will take all of you to the port.
Robert P
Miami Beach, Florida
Shanghai World Expo 2010 peak tickets almost sold out. (5 Replies)
Forget visiting World Expo 2010 on May 1-3, Oct. 1-7 and Oct. 25-31. Virtually all tickets are sold out, and those few dates still available can be bought only at four locations in person in Shanghai. These tickets have been on sale for almost a year, so there was no shortage to begin with. Not taking my own advice, naturally, I put off buying May 3 tickets, and now all the weekend tickets are gone. Guess I see it on May 4 and 5. An offical world's fair is something aficionados flock to...More
April 14, 2010|
Response fromSmileyman|
I did read on 'China Daily' website that other pavilions will be making available pre-allocated tickets to visitors .. like the China pavilion will have, I suspect it will be necessary, as past Expos with 20m visitors have had long queues, if 600,000 people want to visit USA or UK on one day it will be impossible for them all to do so. also read somewhere USA pavilion has a 8 minute '4 dimension' film .... will leave it to readers imagination what the 4th dimension will be!!