Suzhou Creek

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Suzhou Creek (苏州河), also known as the Wusong River (吴淞江), was once a bustling shipping route for transporting goods from overseas and the bustling factories of Shanghai into the interior. 

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These days it’s much more peaceful and gentrified, but retains a number of magnificent buildings from its glory days when it was at the heart of the city’s international settlement, including the Shanghai General Post Office,  the  nineteen-floor Art Deco Broadway Mansions, and the legendary Astor House Hotel.

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Where the Suzhou Creek meets the Huangpu River is the distinctive Waibaidu Bridge (外白渡桥), the first ever all-steel bridge to be built in China, as well as the northern tip of the Bund.

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The views of Pudong from there are magnificent.

 

 

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