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:
Guiyuan Buddhist Temple
Heptachord Terrace
Huangpi Mulan Culture Ecological Tourism Area
Madame Tussauds
National Stone Museum
Wuhan Happy Valley
Yangtze River
Yangtze River Bridge
 

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. 
 
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Questions & Answers on Wuhan Travel
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.
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.
Asked by See from MALAYSIA | Sep. 19, 2019 18:35Reply
How much is the midnight taxi fare from Wuhan airport to Kailaixi Hotel in Wuchang?
Our group of 9 pax will arrive Wuhan airport at midnight. As we need 3 taxis to the hotel, what is the midnight rate for taxi from airport to Kailaixi Hotel? Or should we book for a private airport transfer to the hotel? Please suggest. Thank you.
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Answered by Royce from USA | Sep. 22, 2019 22:48
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You can take taxi to your hotel and the cab fare is around CNY100.
Asked by Adrien from CANADA | Sep. 06, 2019 18:19Reply
Anyone know how to find the roller coaster in Wuhan which has a 720-degree rotation in the air?
Is it at Happy Valley Theme Park? Thanks.
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Answered by Holden from CANADA | Sep. 08, 2019 23:18
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Yes, you can go to Happy Valley to experience this ride. Hope you have fun!
Asked by Adrien from CANADA | Aug. 28, 2019 11:03Reply
Hi! Which area in Wuhan would you suggest we stay?
We will be there for 11 nights, interested in historical, cultural sites and shows, great food (which we know is everywhere in China!), pedestrian streets, close to subway lines. Thanks.
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Answered by Austin from CANADA | Sep. 01, 2019 18:57
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You can book your hotel around Hankou economical center/Wuhan Square/Zhongshan park, like Howard Johnson Pearl Plaza (No.182, Yanjiang Avenue, Jiang'an District), Marco Polo Wuhan (No,159, Yanjiang Avenue, Jiang'an District).
Answered by Adrien from CANADA | Sep. 02, 2019 07:36
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What did you like about the area you suggest? And what are your thoughts on the Wuchang area? Thanks.
Answered by Austin from CANADA | Sep. 02, 2019 19:58
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I recommend that area because 16% tourists choose it according to the statistics. Wuchang area is also good.
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