Wuhan Travel Guide

Wuhan Travel Guide

Wuhan Facts

Wuhan MapWuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province in central China, is situated on Jianghan Plain, a river-crossed fertile land created by the Hanjiang River joining the Yangtze River. This is a routine port for a Yangtze River cruise. Divided by the Yangtze, Wuhan is known as the 'Three Towns of Wuhan' with Hankou and Hanyang on the west bank, and Wuchang on the east.
 
"I like to eat the delicious Re Gan Mian noodles; I like to wear the cotton jacket I bought in Han Zheng Street; I like to live near the flourishing Liuduqiao area; I like to cross each bridge over the Yangtze," writes a local resident in Wuhan. From this, you can see the locals' affection on this charming city.
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Wuhan is a city with both an ancient history and a thriving present. Historic relics excavated from ancient tombs tell the city's long history dating back 3,500 years. In the period of Pre-Qin (770 B.C. - 221 B.C.), it was the land of the State of Chu (one of the seven warring states before Qin, in the country's first feudal dynasty) and was the cradle of the brilliant Chu Civilization. Starting here, merchants followed the great Yangtze River and lake network to expand businesses throughout the entire country.
 
In the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911), Hankou became one of the four best-known towns in the country. For centuries, Wuhan has been the center of trade and transportation in central China. Today it is an important hub in central China and a feature of Yangtze River cruises for sightseers and businessmen traveling from Sichuan to Shanghai or Hong Kong.

Hubei Provincial Museum
Bronze Vessel in Hubei Provincial Museum
Yellow Crane Tower
Yellow Crane Tower

Wuhan is the place to find both history and natural wonders. Hubei Provincial Museum and Yellow Crane Tower are two places to appreciate ancient Chinese history and culture. In the museum, chimes excavated from tombs reveal the incredible achievements of ancient people in music, acoustics and metallurgy. The classic poems and inscriptions on the tower, (although unrecognizable to most Westerners) can inspire your spirit as you pretend to be a poet with a bird's-eye view of the river from the tower window. In addition, the famous Villa of Chairman Mao Zedong on the scenic bank of East Lake, Wuchang, is an ideal place for Westerns to learn more about him. Travelers going to Wuhan can also visit these attractions:

 

Two famous places for local snacks in Wuhan are Ji Qing Jie night street and Hu Bu Xiang breakfast street. Ji Qing Jie features all kinds of special foods plus entertainment at table by classical folk musicians. Snacks top on visitors' list include Re Gan Mian , Steamed Wuchang Fish and Fried Bean Sheets. Street stalls in Hu Bu Xiang support the local habit of Guo Zao (having breakfast at street stalls with their cheap tasty food and vendors' skillful performance). Benefited from rivers around, Wuhan Cuisine earns its reputation especially from fish. Chairman Mao Zedong in his poem wrote: "I have just drunk the waters of Changsha Come to eat the fish of Wuchang." Streamed Wuchang Fish is a must for epicures.
 Hubei Cuisine
 Featured Snacks
 Western Style Food
 
Yangtze River Bridge
Yangtze River Bridge
Time-honored Han Zheng Street and the bustling walking street near Hanjiang Road are two choices for shopping lovers in Wuhan. Comb through dazzling shops housed in traditional Chinese buildings and find special gifts for friends and family. Even the most fastidious shopper will be satisfied.
 Wuhan is also a city with impressive nightlife. Today people have more entertainment choices than ever before. Instead of watching TV at home, locals go to the cinema with friends, or spend the evening at disco parlors, karaoke rooms, bars and pubs and other interesting places.
 
 144-hour Visa-free Transit in Wuhan has been implemented at Tianhe International Airport. Passport holders from eligible countries, such as USA, Russia, United Kingdom, France, Japan, South Korea and Singapore, can enjoy up to 144 hours free transit when they take an international transfer at the airport. 
 
 Recommended Tour Itineraries of Wuhan:
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- Last modified on Nov. 07, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Wuhan Travel
Asked by Chin wan fong from MALAYSIA | Oct. 19, 2019 22:49Reply
How to go to yellow crane tower from hankou station by metro?
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Answered by Lanny from ITALY | Oct. 21, 2019 20:54
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Actually, it is more easy and convenient to take bus 703 to Wuluo Road station, then walk north around 300m to your destination.
Asked by Victoria from RUSSIA | Oct. 11, 2019 22:56Reply
How to get to Yellow crane tower from HZAU by public transport?
I'm on the Cuizhu Rd, Hongshan, Wuhan, Hubei, could someone help me to explaine, how to get to the Yellow crane tower by public transport and how much it should be? Help me! Thanks!
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Answered by Henry from USA | Oct. 14, 2019 01:39
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Take bus 570 from Nanhu Avenue station to Heng'an Rd station, and transfer to bus 561 to Wuchang Rd station, and walk west around 700m to it. It costs CNY4 with 1.5 hours.
Asked by ina from NETHERLANDS | Sep. 24, 2019 23:48Reply
How do I get from BooGo Inn to Mulan Culture Egological Area? And how much time will it take?
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Answered by Jacqueline from NEW ZEALAND | Sep. 27, 2019 00:51
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Take metro line 2 from Jiyuqiao Station to Hankou Railway Station first. Then take bus no.292 to Diaotai Road New Passport Transport Center and transfer to bus no.Qianchuan - Mulanshan Line to Mulanshan Bus Stop. Afterwards, walk to the scenic area directly.
Asked by ina from NETHERLANDS | Sep. 23, 2019 13:27Reply
How do I get from BooGo Inn to the Wuhan Business University?
It's the equestrian venue in the upcoming CISM (14-10-2019 untill 28-10-2019)
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Answered by Benjamin from FRANCE | Sep. 24, 2019 02:06
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Take metro line 2 to Fanhu Station and transfer to metro line 3 to Tunyang Avenue Station, Exit D. Then take tram bus no.T1 to the destination.
Answered by ina from NETHERLANDS | Sep. 24, 2019 23:45
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Thanks a lot! Do you also know how much time this will take?
Answered by Kenny from USA | Sep. 26, 2019 19:29
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It takes around 2 hours with CNY8.
Asked by Sripriya from CHINA | Sep. 20, 2019 18:03Reply
Is Wuhan happy valley open in October 1 to 7 days?
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Answered by Julius from NEW ZEALAND | Sep. 23, 2019 02:03
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Generally speaking, it will open and hold many special activities during that time.
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