Hello TA Community - My wife and I are 2 fit adults who want to take the E. Nanging Rd metro to visit Tian Zi Fang Hutong for about 2 hours. We plan on leaving the Hutong at about 1130 AM & take Metro line 9 from Dapuqiao station to the Metro station nearest to the Pearl of the Orient pier for a 40 minute Huangpu River Cruise. We have no issues with walking. We will be in Shanghai in mid-October. Questions:
1) Where exactly is the Pearl of the Orient pier? Detailed location would be appreciated.
2) What is the nearest Metro station to the Pearl of the Orient Cruise pier?
3) Do river cruise tickets have to be purchased in advance?
4) Are the river cruise tickets for specific times?
I am asking questions 3 & 4 because if the answer is Yes, then we will modify our route to stop by the pier to the purchase tickets on our way to Tian Zi Fang Hutong.
All replies are appreciated.