Huangpu, Whangpoo or Hwangpoo, river, 60 mi (97 km) long, rising in the lake district of Shanghai Municipality, E China, and flowing NE past Shanghai into the Chang estuary at Wusong. It is a major navigational route. Its dredged channel, lined with wharves, warehouses, and industrial plants, provides access to Shanghai for oceangoing vessels. The river is also a major water source for Shanghai, and as the city has grown it has suffered from water shortages and polluted drinking water; in 1996 a project to divert water from the Chang River (Yangtze) to the Huangpu was completed.
Explore this ancient city and its beautiful temples; visit an emperor's tomb, admire magnificent historic artifacts and elegant gardens. Tour a local kindergarten and see the children learning calligraphy and painting. Visit the grand Sun-Yat-Sen Memorial or visit Foshan where Buddhas are carved in a hillside, and see a traditional scholar's garden.
Take home fabulous silks, superb pottery, scroll paintings and calligraphy, fascinating cut paper items, jade and jewelry.