After our tour at the Oriental Pearl Radio and Television
Tower, we headed to the dock for our Huangpu River Cruise which we were
scheduled to board the 11:00AM ferry.
The snake like river is the largest river in Shanghai about
114kilometers long and 400 meters wide with an average depth of 11 meters.
Huangpu River divided Shanghai into east and west part, the Pudong and Puxi
Cruising the Huangpu River lets tourists like us witness the
development of Shanghai. You’ll be amazed with the well known the Bund, from
the historical buildings that were preserved to the modern buildings made of
steels and glasses aligning along the river bank.
These are some of the photos taken using my Galaxy Note 3 smartphone.
The cruise wharf taken before boarding.
The wharf taken on board the cruise ship.
The modern buildings in Shanghai
The waterfront area in central Shanghai is called the Bund. Usually
referred to the buildings and wharves along the section of Zhongshan Road, as
well as the adjacent areas and is the most famous tourist destination in
The photos below were taken by my colleague Sir Dennis T. using his Canon 7D.
The photos would have looked stunning if the weather cooperated.But sadly, the smog had covered Shanghai and
even at midday the weather was so cold. My jacket was too thin to protect me
from the chilling wind, thus by the time we had our lunch I was so groggy and nauseated.
I thought I was going to catch a cold + fever, and probably
barred from returning the country that night. Plus not enjoying the few more
hours in Shanghai before heading to the airport. Thank goodness the 2 hours of
sleep in the coaster + the Paracetamol Biogesic I brought with me worked.
By 3PM Mr. Chen brought me to the area where he left the
rest of the group to explore. Thus, I was able to visit The City Temple of Shanghai
on my own. Series of photos in my next post…