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.
 
 72 hours visa-free transit policy has been implemented at Tianhe International Airport since May 1, 2015. Passport holders from eligible countries, such as USA, Russia, United Kingdom, France, Japan, South Korea and Singapore, can enjoy up to 72 hours free transit when they take an international transfer at the airport. Please read details about 72-hour Visa-free Transit.
 
 Recommended Tour Itineraries of Wuhan:
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Golf Vacation
- Last modified on Oct. 07, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Wuhan Travel
Asked by Saane from TONGA | Sep. 30, 2018 03:05Reply
Is there a western union bank close to Beijing Haidian Rd??
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Answered by Elinor from USA | Oct. 07, 2018 20:22
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Yes, there are.
BANK OF CHINA
No.2 101 Shi Ba Hao Yuan Su Zhou Street,Hai Dian District; 86-10-82618590

POSTAL SAVINGS BANK OF CHINA
No.1 Caihefang Road Haidian District; 86-10-82483432
Asked by sara Kamal from MOROCCO | Aug. 29, 2018 10:25Reply
Is there taxis available in Wuhan Airport past 22:00 pm?
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Answered by Polly from NETHERLANDS | Aug. 29, 2018 23:45
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Yes, of course. It's easy to catch a taxi.
Asked by Choo Fook Chong from SINGAPORE | Aug. 19, 2018 01:00Reply
how to get to dabieshan nature park from huanggang east train station?
and any hotels nearby the station
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Answered by Nigel from UK | Aug. 22, 2018 01:00
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You are suggested to take a taxi and it takes about 10 minutes. Many hotels are near the park like Hanting Hostel, Seven Day Hotel and Shengjie Zuanshi Hotel.
Asked by ys chou from USA | May. 06, 2018 11:33Reply
I have an early flight out from wuhan. how bad the traffic will be in the moring?
is it easy to find a taxi around 5am? what hotel do you suggest (4 0r star) I stay. thanks
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Answered by Victoria from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 07, 2018 02:08
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Generally speaking, the traffic will be good in the early morning in this city, not like in Beijing.
You can find a taxi easily at that time. Besides, you can let the hotel staff book a taxi for you in advance.
You can stay at Yue Hotel. It is located at No. 18, Hanwang Road, Jianghan District.
which is nearby Hankou Railway Station and Changgang Road Metro Station (line 2). It costs CNY300 to CNY400 per night.
Hope helpful!
Answered by ys chou | May. 07, 2018 20:00
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thanks for answer my previous question, we find it very helpful. is the yue hotel you suggested near the airport? do you have their local phone number that we can have?
thanks
Answered by Victoria from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 07, 2018 21:43
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It takes about 50minutes to get the airport from the hotel if you take the shuttle bus. Walk northwest about 1km to the Minhang Community Station to take the No. 4 shuttle bus line to Tianhe Airport. If you choose to take taxi, 30 minutes is enough and the fare is about CNY 60 - 70.

The phone number is 027-85868888
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