The Huangpu River, extending over 71 miles (113 kilometers), flows through the middle of Shanghai’s, dividing the city into two parts – Pudong to the east and Puxi to the west. The port where the river empties into the East China Sea has now become the largest port in China and in 2012 became the world’s busiest container port.

Walking along the Huangpu River juxtaposes the colonial buildings of Old Shanghai with the towering, ultramodern skyscrapers that now dominate the skyline. While it’s possible to experience the Huangpu River from the banks with a walk along the Bund, the best way to see both sides is on a river cruise.

Most cruises start from the Bund and go upstream before turning south towards the Yangpu bridge. Boats depart throughout the day, but after the sun sets and the buildings to either side of the river light up, the Shanghai skyline becomes even more impressive than usual.

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Huangpu River Cruise and Bund City Lights Evening Tour of Shanghai

4 star rating: Recommended 46 Reviews

The Bund is the cultural section of Shanghai that best represents the blending of ancient and modern influences. This renowned waterfront district is the ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $78.99

Private Custom Tour: Shanghai in One Day

4 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

During your time in Shanghai, design your own itinerary to experience all of Shanghai, according to your own interests. Your local guide will take you to all ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $19.99

Shanghai Afternoon Sightseeing Tour including Huangpu River Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Take a tour around Shanghai and see one of Asia's most progressive cities. Shanghai or "Paris of the Orient" has fast developed economically, ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.99

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