Wuhan is located in the heart of China, at the intersection between the Yangtze River and the Hanjiang River and east of the Jianghan Plain. It is a unique sub-provincial city in six provinces of Central China, and also the first metropolis in Central China. The largest river in the world, Yangtze River, and its largest tributary, Hanjiang River, traverse the urban area of Wuhan and divide Wuhan into three parts, forming Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang facing each other across the rivers. Li Bai, a poet in the Tang Dynasty, wrote the lines 'In the Yellow Crane Tower the jade flute is being played while in the River City of Wuhan plum blossoms are dropping in May'. So, Wuhan has also been called 'River City' since ancient times.
Ming Chu Tombs
The Ming Chu Tombs are the mausoleums of nine kings of Chu Fan from eight generations of the Ming Dynasty. Each mausoleum covers an area of over 100 mu. Besides burial mounds, there are also pavilions, grave cities, main halls, side halls, altars and other buildings. Most of them are not maintained. In 1982, King Zhao mausoleum was repaired and restored on a large scale. Longquan Mountain and Ming Chu Tombs were turned into scenic spots.
Address:Longquan Mountain, Jiangxia District, 40 kilometers southeast of Wuchang, Wuhan.
Yellow Crane Tower
It has the nickname 'the first tower in the world'. It was built in the Three Kingdoms period, is a national 5A-level scenic spot and one of the three famous towers on the south of the Yangtze River. It has the name 'wonder of the world'. The lines 'In the Yellow Crane Tower the jade flute is being played while in the River City of Wuhan plum blossoms are dropping in May' by Li Bai, a poet in the Tang Dynasty, gave Wuhan the name of River City, known all over the world. The poem 'Long ago one's gone riding the yellow crane, all that remained is the Yellow Crane Tower. Once the yellow crane left it will never return, for one thousand years the clouds wandered carelessly' by Cui Hao is classed as a masterpiece and makes the Yellow Crane Tower even more well-known.
Address:On the snake mountain ridge on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Wuchang, Wuhan.
Changchun Taoist Temple
It is one of the ten famous Taoist temples in China, serving as the arena of Taoists in history, and called 'a blessing land on the South of the Yangtze River'. The temple is dedicated to Quanzhen Taoism. It was named with the Taoist monastic name 'Changchunzi' of Qiu Chuji, a disciple of its founder Chongyang.Now, Changchun Taoist Temple is not only a local arena of Taoists, but also a tourist attraction with beautiful scenery. Many visitors and disciples come to the temple on a pilgrimage every year.
Address:South slope of the Twin Peaks at the northeast corner of the Large East Gate of Wuchang, Wuhan.
Twin Phoenixes Pavilion
The Twin Phoenixes Pavilion park has a Twin Phoenixes Pavilion at the center. New attractions have also been added to the 100-mu new park, which are spectacular. The bronze statues of two famous neo-Confucianist brothers, Cheng Yi and Cheng Hao, are newly built. The brothers were born in Chengxiang Fang, Caomiao Lane, Huangpi County, Qi'an Jun, Huangzhou Fu in the North Song Dynasty. The Twin Phoenixes Pavilion is a key cultural object protection site of Hubei Province. It covers an area of 36 square meters. It was built to commemorate the Cheng brothers who were famous neo-Confucianists in the North Song Dynasty.
Address:Lutai Mountain in the east of Huang Pi County, Wuhan.
Wuhan is divided into three large towns: Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang. Hankou is the most prosperous town and also a shopping paradise. The pedestrian street on Jianghan Road is as prosperous as the pedestrian street on Nanjing Road. Jianghan Road is a one-hundred-year-old street located to the right of the center of Hankou. Along the 1,000-meter street there are hundreds of shops. It is also a famous commercial street all over the country. The buildings and layout of the entire street are very interesting. On one side, there are western-style buildings from the 1930s; on the other side, there are pure and clean modern-style buildings with smooth lines. This layout forms a delightful contrast.
New Public Park
This is the fashion paradise of Wuhan's young people. Young girls who come here represent the most fashionable population in Wuhan. If you are a fashionista or want to experience fashion elements, New Public Park is the place to be. You can find all of the latest and the most popular fashion items here.
Address:608 Zhongshan Road, Jianghan District, Wuhan.
Ocean Department Store
The Ocean Department Store is a new force in the Wuhan market. It is aimed at young people 18 to 35 years old and includes many brands of high grade. The department store often organizes promotions and has large discounts.
Address:756 Zhongshan Road, Jianghan District, Wuhan.
New World Department Store
The New World Department Store is aimed at white-collar workers. It has several branches in Wuhan and is very popular among young women. The New World Department Store in the Fashion Square in Jianghan Road provides large discounts and includes brands that are more common and much cheaper than those in other branches. Therefore, it naturally attracts more customers.
Address:Hong Kong and Macao Center (near the central department store) at 118 Jianghan Road, Wuhan.
Wuhan people call having breakfast 'Guozao'. Breakfast has always been important for the people of Wuhan. Therefore, Guozao is always rich in content and includes a variety of food. Hot and dry noodles are a feature of Wuhan cuisine. Wuhan cuisine inherits the style of Hubei cuisine. Hubei has many rivers and lakes that produce abundant aquatic life, so freshwater fish is indispensable on the dining tables of Wuhan.
Hot and dry noodles
Hot and dry noodles are a classic snack of the Han people in Wuhan. Hot and dry noodles, together with Beijing's noodles with bean paste, Henan's braised noodles, Shanxi's sliced noodles and Sichuan's Dandan noodles, are jointly called the Top Five Noodles of China. Hot and dry noodles are slim and pliable, yellow and oily, tasting delicious. When mixed with sesame oil, sesame soy, spiced pickles and other condiments, hot and dry noodles are more distinctive.
Recommended restaurants:Pangsao Hot and Dry Noodles
Address:Opposite Russia City, Dongting Lane, Hankou, Jiang'an District, Wuhan.
It is also called spiced duck neck and is a type of sauce. It originated and was popular in Changde of the Dongting Lake region in the Qing Dynasty. Later, it spread to Sichuan and Hubei through Hunan. In recent years, it has become popular all over the country. Sauces contain multiple spices, and are processed in multiple ways such as air drying and baking.
Recommended restaurants:Xiao Hu Ya (No. 1 store in Optical Valley)
Address:Under the corridor stairs of the CD area on the first floor of the Optical Valley pedestrian street, Hongshan District, Wuhan.
Bang Bang Chicken
It is also called 'Leshan Bang Bang Chicken' and 'Jiading Bang Bang Chicken'. The dish originated in Hanyangba in Leshan. Top grade Hanyang chickens are well cooked, and then a stick is used to beat the chicken until the meat becomes loose. Finally, it can be eaten.In the history of Chinese cooking, there was a famous dish named 'white breast' beaten with a stick as described in QiMin YaoShu by Jia Sixie.
Recommended restaurants:LBBC (Optical Valley store)
Address:1st Floor, Optical Valley Ocean Department Store, 726 Luo Yu Road, Wuchang, Hongshan District, Wuhan.
This is a type of bream with a flat body and a weight of less than 1.5 kg. It was originally produced in Fankou, Ezhou, Hubei province. Fankou was called Wuchang in ancient times. Wuchang fish can be cooked in dozens of fish dishes with different flavors, such as steamed Wuchang fish, flowers stuffed with Wuchang fish and braised Wuchang fish. Wuchang fish can also be pickled as preserved fish, which also tastes very delicious.
Recommended restaurants:Chu Laosong Life Restaurant (Yanjiang Road store)
Address:138 Yanjiang Road, Hankou, Jiang'an District, Wuhan.
Ordinary buses cost one yuan (0.8 yuan by card), air-conditioned buses cost 2 yuan (1.6 yuan by card) and double-decker buses cost 1.5 yuan.
Wuhan has two types of taxis, namely, Fukang and Elysee. The starting taxi fares are 6 yuan (including 6 km) and 8 yuan (including 3 km). Then, 1.4 yuan is charged per kilometer. For the new Dongfeng Citroen Triumph taxis, the starting fare is 8 yuan (including 2 km) and then 1.6 yuan is charged per kilometer. An additional fuel surcharge of 2 yuan is charged.
Metro line 1 in Wuhan was put into operation on July 28, 2004. Wuhan was the fifth city to get urban rail transit in mainland China. Metro lines 1, 2 and 4 have 62 stations in total and cover a distance of 72 kilometers.
Power consumption:220 V/50 Hz
Telephone area code:+860592
Wuhan has a subtropical humid monsoon climate, with abundant rainfall, plenty of sunshine and distinct season changes. It has a high temperature and centralized rainfall in summer and is cool and wet in winter. The lowest temperature occurs in January, and is about 3℃. The temperature is highest in July, at 29.3℃. Summer lasts for 135 days whereas spring and fall have about 60 days each. The rainfall is mostly concentrated in the early summer season. The annual precipitation is 1,205 mm. Wuhan is suitable for tourism in spring and fall.