Anchoring the city of Shanghai, Huangpu is a buzz of activity. The district is home to some of the city’s most popular attractions, as well as a huge chunk of Shanghai’s population. For shopaholics, splashing their cash at high-end retail districts like Nanjing Road and Huaihai Road is a must.
Lined with grand historic buildings, The Bund is Shanghai’s most fashionable district. The waterfront promenade is a fantastic place to admire the skyline, and indulge in a spot of people watching. The architectural juxtaposition is also surreal, the opposite side of the river housing the city’s gleaming, ultra-modern skyscrapers.
Thanks to Shanghai’s fantastic public transport system, the Huangpu district is easy to access from almost anywhere in the city. It’s dotted with multiple subway stations, with local buses also servicing the area. The drive to Shanghai Pudong International Airport takes around 45 minutes, with the subway trip taking just over one hour.
As well as glass and steel, Huangpu is also brimming with history. It’s home to the magnificent Old City God Temple and some beautifully preserved heritage buildings. It comes as no surprise, given that Huangpu’s Nanshi District once served as Shanghai’s historic core. The old walled city was founded at the beginning of the Ming Dynasty, with architectural relics still standing to this day.