The Huangpu River is Shanghai's main (man-made) waterway that flows into the Yangtze River. The river divides Shanghai into two parts. On the west bank is "the Bund" which was the center for foreign trade in the early 1900's. During that time, many foreign and Chinese banks were built on the Bund. This side of the river has always represented the financial, business, cultural and political center of the city. The Bund represents old Shanghai. On the east bank is the modern Pudong portion of the city. The most iconic building in Pudong District is the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.
At night, the barges thin out and dozens of mini cruise ships line the banks of the river, waiting for tourists from near and far to board for an hour long trip to witness the lights. There is a Huangpu River boat ride included in every Chow Fun Tours trip to China. Join us on an amazing adventure to the Middle Kingdom!