There is a large river flowing through Shanghai called the Huangpu River. This river divides Shanghai into two different areas. To the east of the river is an area called Pudong and to the west of the river is Puxi.
The Huangpu River is 70 miles long. It was made by Lord Chunshen, one of the Four Lords of the Warring States, sometime between 475 BC and 221 BC. It is approximately 1200 feet wide and 27 feet deep. The Suzhou Creek is the main tributary for it.
The Bund is a special area of Shanghai; the Huangpu River runs beside The Bund. I was very impressed with all of the shipping that takes place along the river and by all of the different types of boats using the river. The Huangpu River truly has a great view of Shanghai!
One afternoon, I watched tug boats and barges make their way along the river. I wish I had been counting; there were so many of them! Sometimes, you could see the cargo on the ships, but not always. It was interesting to me to see wooden boats and metal boats all doing the same work.
There is so much history along the banks of the Huangpu River. Just notice the different types of buildings. You can tell there are some great stories to know about the area.