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When traveling in Shanghai, taking a cruise sightseeing tour in Huangpu River is an indispensable experience, especially at night. Actually, Huangpu River Cruise trip is the best way to view two Shanghai in different phases of history. The west side represented by the Bund is the classical zone of old Shanghai, and the east side embodied with the towering skyscrapers is the fashion zone of modern Shanghai. Sailing down the river towards the East Sea, a charming scroll of cityscape may impress you too much.

The Cruise Route, Price and Ticket Booking Service

Currently, there are more than 20 cruises of different size at your service. The largest one can hold more than 1,000 travelers, and the smallest one only holds 80 passengers or so. The most popular route of Huangpu River Cruise Trip takes approximately one hour.

Where Shiliupu Wharf Is Located in Google Map   View of Shiliupu Cruise Parking Lot, Shanghai

The basic route they follow >>> Shiliupu Wharf ( No.171, Zhongshan Nan Lu) - the Bund - Binjiang Avenue - Shangri-La - Oriental Pearl TV Tower - Yangpu River Bridge - “U” turn back to Waibaidu Bridge - the colonial building groups - back to the pier.

Cruise Ticket Booking Service >>> As a leading travel agency of Shanghai and the largest online tour operator of East China, Mild China provides the service of cruise ticket booking to save your time of buying tickets. Meanwhile, we promise the total cost we charge is the lowest, but service quality is unsurpassed in China. Welcome to this page, and please contact us through the details or leave us your requirements via the message form as below:

Departure Time Every 30 minutes from 10:00 to 21:00, Daily
Duration 1 hour
Price 100 CNY/per person
Telephone 0086 - 571 - 86020779
Mobile Phone 0086 - 15867110893

The fees should be paid in advance, since the ticket booking or reservation needs deposit. If something happened unexpectedly, it can be paid in cash before boarding the cruise. It is not permitted to pay the whole fees after the end of the whole cruise sightseeing.

How to get to the wharf
1) The cruise pier is located on Shiliupu Wharf, just south of the Bund, No.171, Zhongshan Nan Lu, Shanghai.
2) The embarking dock is Gate 3, Shiliupu Wharf Tourism Center.
3) Take the subway line 2 and get off at Nanjing Dong Lu (Nanjing East Road), then walk along the Bund to the Shiliupu Wharf.
4) Take bus 33, 55, 65, 305, 868, 910, 928 and get off at the bus stop of Shiliupu.


The Overview of Huangpu River

Huangpu River is the mother river of Shanghai with a total length of 113 kilometers and a width of 400 meters. Used to be called Chunshen River, it is an important waterway of Shanghai. It empties into the Yangtze River at Wusongkou, and is considered as the last branch of Yangtze River before integrating with the East Sea. It goes through the downtown Shanghai and divides Shanghai into Pudong and Puxi. In tourism of Shanghai, Huangpu River is an important part. It is not only the mother river of Shanghai symbolizing and epitomizing Shanghai, but assembles the quintessence of Shanghai cityscape. The past, today and future are all available here.

Sailing under the futuristic Yangpu Bridge also contrasts to the more traditional river traffic of barges and ferries. Night cruises provide the most dramatic views of Shanghai, but cruises can be enjoyed all day. On a starry night, gazing from the boat, you can see the stately row of buildings at the Bund. This quintessential example of multi-national architecture gives off an aura of color, painting the night skyline. The splendid array of structures resembles misty ice palaces in a riot of colors-golden yellow, pure white and aquamarine blue. Constantly changing colors mesmerize its visitors and lure them to linger even longer. The scenic Huangpu River, the birthplace of Shanghai, invites you to enjoy its unique character and flavor.

The map of Huangpu River cruise trip with the main scenic spots available along the route

The detailed description of the main scenic spots on the route -

Between the stately colonial edifices along the Bund, the glittering skyscrapers on the eastern shore of Pudong, and the unceasing river traffic, there is plenty to keep your eyes from ever resting. Even on overcast days, the single greatest piece of eye candy as your boat pulls away is undoubtedly still the granite offices, banks, consulates, and hotels that comprise the Bund. Sadly for purists these days, however, the Peace Hotel with its stunning green pyramid roof and the Customs House with its big clock tower no longer have your undivided attention but have to compete with the towering 21st-century space-age skyscrapers that have sprouted in the background. Up close, though, the grandeur of the Bund is still undeniable.

As the ship heads north, downstream, it passes Huangpu Park across from the Peace Hotel, still considered by many to be the loveliest piece of architecture in Shanghai. Others prefer the architectural perfection of the Jin Mao Tower on the opposite shore; it's certainly hard to take you off the Jin Mao as it tapers majestically upwards. Also on the Pudong shore are the must-see Shanghai World Financial Center, Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Tower, Shanghai International Convention Center with its twin glass globes, and a slew of hotels, offices, and malls of the Lujiazui Financial Area.

The cruise sightseeing on Huangpu River, Shanghai at night with a grand skyscraper background

Back on the western shore, north of Huangpu Park is Suzhou Creek (Suzhou River), formerly called the Wusong River. Originated from Taihu Lake (Lake Tai), the 120km-long (72-mile) river was once much busier than the Huangpu, but silting in the lower reaches eventually diminished water traffic. The creek is spanned by Waibaidu Bridge, which once linked the American concession in the north (today's Hongkou District) and the British concession south of the creek. Eighteen meters (60 ft.) wide, with two 51m-long (171-ft.) spans, this bridge has seen all forms of traffic, from rickshaws to trams to motorcars. Elderly Shanghainese still recall the days of the Japanese occupation when they had to bow to Japanese sentries guarding the bridge and seek special permission to cross.

North of the Suzhou Creek hugging the west shore are the old "go-downs" or warehouses of the many foreign trading firms. This area, known as Hongkou District, and the district to the east, Yangpu District, have been marked for rapid development after Pudong, though new modern towers (all no more than 3 years old) have already started to stake out the skyline. Less than a mile farther on is the International Passenger Terminal, where cruise ships from Japan tie up. The Huangpu River jogs east at this point on its way to the Shanghai shipyards, where cranes and derricks load and unload the daily logjam of freighters from the world's other shipping giants (United States, Japan, Russia, Norway). Eventually, all of this waterfront will be developed into a series of marinas and a combination of industrial and recreational areas.

Before the Huangpu slowly begins to curve northward again, you'll pass the English castle-style Yangshupu Water Plant originally built by the British in 1882. The Yangpu Cable Bridge, like the Nanpu Cable Bridge to the south, is one of the largest such structures in the world. Boasting the longest span in the world, some 602m (1,975 ft.), the Yangpu Bridge is considered the world's first "slant-stretched" bridge. Its total length is about 7.6km (4 3/4 miles), and 50,000 vehicles pass over its six lanes daily.

Fantastic Cityscape on the Side of Huangpu River, Shanghai   The Glaring Skyscrapers on the Side of Huanpu River Viewed on Cruise at Night
Night View of Huangpu River with Cruise   The Cruise Nearby the Buildings on the Bund

What overwhelms river passengers even more than the long industrial shoreline is the traffic slinking up and down the waterway from the flotilla of river barges to the large rusting hulls of cargo ships. The Huangpu is, on the average, just 183m (600 ft.) wide, but more than 2,000 oceangoing ships compete with the 20,000 barges, fishing junks, and rowboats that ply the Huangpu every year. As the river curves north, you'll pass the small island, Fuxing Dao, which is to be developed into an ecological and recreational theme park.

The Huangpu eventually empties into the mighty Yangtze River at Wusongkou, where the water during high tide turns three distinct colors, marking the confluence of the Yangtze River, the Huangpu River and the East China Sea. Before this, there's an ancient Wusong Fort, from which the Chinese fought the British in 1842. The passenger terminal for Yangtze River cruises is also here. This marks the end of Shanghai's little river and the beginning of China's largest one. As your tour boat pivots slowly back into the narrowing passageway of the Huangpu, you can look forward to a return trip that should be more relaxed.

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