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“Sailing on the River”
Review of Huangpu River

Huangpu River
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Shanghai By Night: Huangpu River Cruise Jin Mao Tower Observation Deck and The...
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Shanghai Night River Cruise Tour with Xinjiang Style Dining Experience
Ranked #13 of 1,329 things to do in Shanghai
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

We took a night cruise and it was beautiful. The lights on the surrounding buildings made it a bit romantic, though it was crowded. Yes, the Huangpu River is brown and dirty but it was dark and we had no intentions of swimming in it! I would definitely recommend this one.

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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Big river but wasn't impressed with it. I just remember the whole time thinking it was dirty and brown. I took a ferry across from the Bund side to Pudong which was nice.

Thank Sortec
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Huangpu river is a tributary of the Yangtze Kiang river (which is the longest river in the world) . We didn't see the latter as we came and departed at night. However, it was great to see such a big river as Huangpu. The view from the bund was awesome with the Oriental TV Tower and other giant buildings at the back. Guess it is one of the most photographed place in Shanghai. From the TV Tower, it was less impressive.

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Reviewed 5 November 2013

The cruise is for one hour and absolutely must do....the light in the buildings on both sides are Amazing. Best done in evening/night as the fun is with the lights on .The changing colours of the buildings.There are some dinner cruises also but we did one without dinner and simply enjoyed the view!!!

1  Thank Maggi5
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

This was an unexpected crown jewel of our trip. This is a paddle boat tour that takes about an hour or so. I believe that it embarks every hour.

The trip is a half circle around the skyline of Shanghai. The best time to go is at night. The colors of the buildings and the passing boats and barges are unbelievable. Bright, neon colors that you will not see anywhere in the US. The Citi building especially has an animated commercial when you pass it that is truly awesome. Kids of every age will come away extremely impressed. We were outside, but if it is cool you can go indoors. I believe that if you stay indoors, sit and listen to the live music, it is expected that you purchase food and beverages.

The viewing deck requires a 2.5 story walk upstairs. The dock is very near the Bund area.

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