A very popular sightseeing event in Shanghai is to take a river cruise around the Bund at night. I did this in the month of May, so the weather was perfect! Many things come into play before boarding the river boat, thankfully, I had people helping me. There are multiple boats, so you need to know which one you want to use. Some are old and some are old. It is crowded at the docks, so getting thickets early is very important! We actually had a friend go to the docks ahead of us to buy our tickets. Once we arrived at the river, we were given our tickets.
The next step was to line up and in the boarding area. My friend told us where to go, but I believe our tickets indicated in which line we should be. There was quite a crowd in the holding area, and we had to wait several minutes before we were allowed to board the boat, but it was well worth the wait!
As we approached our boat, I was pleased with what I saw. Our boat was new, large, clean, and ready to go!
From the street where we entered the ticket area, I had no idea we were so close to the beautiful sight above. The river was right there, and we could easily see the lights of the Bund reflecting on the river! This truly was impressive and exceeded my expectations!