Huangpu River

Huangpu River, Shanghai: Hours, Address, Huangpu River Reviews: 4.5/5

Huangpu River
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TedFaunce
Paris, France32 contributions
Dec 2020
In many years of Tripadvisor use I have never written specifically to warn travellers away from a certain destination or experience. Just want to advise Shanghai travellers hoping to discover the rich history and architecture on both sides of the Huangpu River in central Shanghai to be sure to choose a tour that includes at least minimal commentary. I expected such from yesterday's 1-hour Huangpu River Tour but instead listened to the same stream of insipid music with zero commentary.
Written 27 December 2020
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Kristine K
105 contributions
Oct 2020
Morning, afternoon, evening, or at night the river area is worth some of your time. The city views change minute by minute. The sights, the sounds, and experiences change with each step you take. Plenty of places to stop and sit or grab a coffee. Both sides of the river offer several venues for eating, drinking, and shopping. Several river cruise opportunities as well (day or night). Our recommendation, go anytime you can; however, be aware that holidays and dinner time (17:00-21:00) can be rather busy along the river, so mass transit will be your best option. If you have only 24 hours in the city, spend 30 minutes along the river, but be aware one could un-knowingly walk for hours along the river. Enjoy.
Written 7 October 2020
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asthecrowsfly2
Melbourne, Australia189 contributions
Aug 2019
We visited the Huangpu River on a tour in August 2019. We had an option of taking a cruise on the river to enjoy the night lights on the buildings beside the river. The cruise went for approximately 1 hour. However, we chose to take a walk along the river and watched the same night lights from the river banks. Whether you choose to take the 1 hour cruise, or take a stroll beside the river, it is worth the time and effort to see a lovely light show. There are plenty of spots along the river to view the lights, and from the river banks, you can also see the cruise boats lit up as they float along the river. The bonus is that you're not confined to a crowded space. Very enjoyable evening.
Written 13 June 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
May 2019
This is a prominent river running through central Shanghai. The Bund, a very famous tourist spot is situated on the banks of this river. Very good place for a stroll along the banks if not too hot.
Written 5 April 2020
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Licia W
Halifax, UK1,466 contributions
Sep 2019
A nice experience. A great view of the illuminated buildings on the shoreline.

The river cruise took roughly an hour. We stood up for the whole trip taking (far too many) photos.

There are toilet facilities on board, and don’t forget to take a jacket or jumper as it can get a bit windy.
Written 31 March 2020
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Monika K.
Ozarow Mazowiecki, Poland83 contributions
Apr 2019
In the evening you can rediscover this place again. Illuminated buildings acquire a different character and a certain magic that is not found during the day.
Written 30 March 2020
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venkatrao t
Washington DC, DC22 contributions
Sep 2019
Good views from the boat. Make sure you get dropped off at the right location to boarding location of the boates. Lots of river traffic. Best views.
Written 16 February 2020
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Hany G
Bakersfield, CA939 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Just having a walk by this beautiful river is refreshing. It is a narrow river and separate the two banks of the city.
Written 13 February 2020
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mell walsh
2 contributions
Nov 2019
Walk along the river on both sides. Take a river cruise at night when the building and boats put on a light show.
Written 3 February 2020
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Matthew Y
31 contributions
Jan 2020
The river bank along the Huangpu has been elevated to prevent flooding (ala New Orleans style) but they took the opportunity to make the banks along both sides of the river into a park along which you can almost literally walk from the central business district to the far suburb of Minhang. Along the river are several ferry stops that for 2 RMB you can go across the river. Go far enough past the Nanpu Bridge and you will see the former Worlds Fair site, the old power plant (there are two, a small one, and the much larger one, both decomissioned), the further away from downtown you get, the larger the parks get, and the remains of the old port are well preserved as mute testimony of the cities past (and present) importance as a seaport. The city has done a fantastic job with this underrated attraction.
Written 24 January 2020
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