Nicknamed as the ‘Chicago of Asia’ for its role as a major transportation hub as well as communication centre for central China, Wuhan is home to over 10 million people, making it the most populous city in the Hubei Province. But beyond the usual allures of the huge metropolis lies a colourful history and traditions that date back to 223 BC, when Wuhan was formed from the conglomeration of three districts which are Hanyang, Hankou and Wuchang.
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Yellow Crane Tower
For hundreds of years, this fabled tower has been the subject of famous verses. Despite the daily crowds, Wuhan’s number one attraction still infuses poetry into sightseeing. Known for offering ‘The First Scenery under Heaven’, the current structure was rebuilt after the original one was destroyed in a fire.
China’s largest city lake is fringed by willow trees and surrounded by scenic areas with lookout points and moon bridges. Moshan Hill overlooking the lake is renowned for its beauty regardless of the season. A wondrous sight seen from afar and a romantic stroll for tourists.
Hubei Provincial Museum
This comprehensive museum is one of the best-known museums in China, known for its vast collection of historical and cultural relics. The museum has a number of China’s historical treasures, including the 2400-year-old set of chime bells from the tomb of Marquis Yi, a replica of which is played by an ensemble in an adjacent hall.
One of the largest temple complexes in Wuhan, Guiyuan Temple is frequented by those hoping to attract good luck. It is renowned for its 500 arhats, each with a corresponding fortune. It is also well-known for its impeccable construction, sculptures and collections.
Wuhan has shopping streets aplenty, but the latest one in town is best for strolling and watching the world go by. International brands take prime spots on Han Street’s 1.5-km European-style arcade.
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|Transportation ||To ||Fare |
|Airport Shuttle Bus ||Hankou Line: Tianhe Airport |
– Minhang New Village – Holiday Inn
|Wuchang Line: Tianhe Airport |
– Minhang New Village – Fujiapo
Passenger Transportation Station
|Qingshan Line: Tianhe Airport |
– Wuhan Railway Station – Qingshan
|Guanggu Line: Tianhe Airport |
– Minhang New Village –Hongji Passenger
Transportation Station – Optics Valley
Gymnasium of HUST
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| ||Quick Facts |
Chinese Renminbi (RMB)
|220 V 50Hz || |
Mandarin Chinese, Wuhan dialect
| ||Weather |
|DEC - FEB |
1°C - 10°C
Cold and windy. Bring heavy coats.
|MAR - MAY |
7°C - 20°C
March and April are ideal months for travel.
|JUN - AUG |
24°C - 32°C
Scorching hot with occasional heavy rains.
|SEP - NOV |
14°C - 23°C
September and October are ideal for travel.