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The Huangpu River
By admin on 2015-03-04

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Huangpu River can be taken as the mother river for Shanghai citizens. Shanghai gets most of its drinking water from the Huangpu River, which thus plays an important part for the metropolis. When Shanghai citizens refer this river, they always express their gratitude because it raises them for generations.

And the most beautiful scene of Huangpu River can be appreciated during the dusk time. When the sun sets, Huangpu River is veiled in the glittery neon lights on its banks. At this time, a Huangpu River Cruise is one of the best ways to see both old and new Shanghai. As you sail down the river towards the East Sea, you can enjoy the views of the full sweep of the Bund and the 21st century cityscape of Pudong.

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. Departing from The Bund waterfront every hour from 10am to 9pm, cruises vary in length between 1 to 3 hours

Huangpu River divides Shanghai City into Pudong to its east and Puxi in its the west. The Bund and Lujiazui Financial Center are located along the river, which are important landmarks of this metropolis. Huangpu River is about 113 kilometers is on average 400 meters wide and 9 meters deep. This river is ice-free for year round. It is an important waterway in Shanghai. It starts from Dianshan Lake, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District of Shanghai and injection in the Yangtze River. It is the last significant tributary of the Yangtze before it empties into the East China Sea. The source of Huangpu River has three main upper reaches from Taihu Lake and Dianshan Lake. Water level of the river in winter is generally less than in summer. From May to October is for the flood season, while from December to February is the dry season. 

60 km section of the Huangpu River runs across in the city, with wide and deep water. Shanghai Port is located in this section. The port is the largest import and export harbor throughput China. in addition, there are a lot of famous bridges on the river, like Songpu Bridge, Xupu Bridge, Lupu Bridge, Nanpu Bridge, Yangpu Bridge Bridge, Yangpu Bridge. Many lines of the Shanghai Metro cross underneath the river. Most interestingly, Sightseeing Tunnel at the Bund connecting two best attractions of Shanghai: the Bund and Lujiazu is a transport tunnel set particularly for tourism. If you are interested in the lighting tunnel, you should have a ride. Tourists with small children might enjoy this low-tech river crossing option. 


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