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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- Last modified on May. 05, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Wuhan Travel
Asked by opkedia from INDIA | May. 12, 2019 21:23Reply
taxi fare after midnight from airport to Mercure Wuhan Changqing Park hotel
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Answered by Hailey from USA | May. 13, 2019 20:17
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It takes about CNY 60.
Asked by joe smits from NETHERLANDS | May. 01, 2019 09:00Reply
is there rail link between Hong Kong and Wuhan and duration?
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Answered by Emma from AUSTRALIA | May. 05, 2019 22:42
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Yes, there is one train operating between Wuhan and HK and it takes about 4.5 hours for a single journey.
Asked by Nilaja from INDIA | Apr. 27, 2019 23:50Reply
which is the best way to visit Great wall of China if i stay at wuhan?
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Answered by Mike from USA | Apr. 28, 2019 18:35
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The best way is to take a high speed train from Wuhan to Beijing first. It takes about 4.5 to 6 hours and the ticket price is about CNY 520 per person. Choose the Great Wall section you plan to go and then take buses or taxi to there.
Asked by Herve from USA | Apr. 17, 2019 21:04Reply
Direction from Wuhan subway line 2 to Hankou north international commodity trade
I would like to have directions via subway on how to get from line 2 to the Hankou north international commodity trade .
Thanks
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Answered by Indie from FINLAND | Apr. 22, 2019 00:07
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Take metro line 2 to Hongtu Avenue Station and transfer to metro line 8 to Huangpu Road Station. Then take metro line 1 to Hankou North Station. After arriving, walk west around 1km to find the destination.
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
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