Wuhan is the capital of Hubei
Province in the People's Republic of China. It is
the largest city in Hubei and the most populous city
in Central China. The name "Wuhan" came from the
city's historical origin from the conglomeration of
Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang, which are collectively
known as the "Three Towns of Wuhan". It lies in the
eastern Jianghan Plain, at the confluence of the
Yangtze river and its largest tributary, the Han
River and is known as "Nine Provinces'
Thoroughfare". Because of its key role in domestic
transportation, Wuhan is sometimes referred to as
"the Chicago of China" by foreign sources.
East Lake Moshan Scenic Area (东湖磨山景区)
East Lake is a large freshwater lake within the city limits of Wuhan, China, the largest or the second largest urban lake in China. Wuhan's East Lake covers an area of 88 square kilometers (33 square kilometers of water area). It is one of the 5A tourist zones of China, and admits over a million people yearly. It is one of the largest sites in Huazhong District. It is also the largest "City Lake" in China. East Lake is made of four areas, Ting Tao, Moshan, Luo Yan Island and Museum of Hubei Province. One end of Moshan features a Daoist temple built over the putative site of where one of the characters in Romance of the Three Kingdoms performed special Qi Men Dun Jia rites before the famous battle of Red Cliffs.
Hubei Provincial Museum (湖北省博物馆)
Hubei Provincial Museum was built in 1953. It is located in Donghu scenic area, Wuchang District, Wuhan City. It covers an area of 81909 square meters, a building area of 49611 square meters and an exhibition hall area of 13427 square meters. It has a collection of over 200,000 objects, including the Sword of Goujian, an ancient set of bronze bells (Bianzhong), which is largest ancient musical instrument exhibition hall in China and extensive artifacts from the Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng and the tombs at Baoshan. The particular importance of several of the archaeological items in the museum's collection has been recognized by the national government by including them into the short list of Chinese cultural relics forbidden to be exhibited abroad.
Yellow Crane Tower (黄鹤楼)
Yellow Crane Tower, located on Snake Hill in Wuchang, is one of the "Three Famous Towers South of Yangtze River. According to records, the tower was first built in 223 A.D during the Three Kingdoms period (220-280). After completion, the tower served as a gathering place for celebrities and poets to party and compose poetry. It was estimated that up to the Tongzhi Reign of the Qing dynasty, as many as 300 poems about the tower had been found in historical literature. Cui Hao, a famous poet during the Tang dynasty (618-907), made the tower well known throughout China with his poem "Yellow Crane Tower". Destroyed many times in successive dynasties, the present tower is a complete reconstruction and is the result of four years of work beginning in 1981. It is regarded as the symbol of Wuhan city.
Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge (武汉长江大桥)
The Wuhan Yangtze Great Bridge, commonly known as Wuhan First Yangtze Bridge, is a double-deck road and rail bridge across the Yangtze River in Wuhan, in Central China. At its completion in 1957, the bridge was the easternmost crossing of the Yangtze, and was often referred to as the "First Bridge of the Yangtze".
Hubu Lane (户部巷)
Located in Ziyou Road, Wuchang District of Wuhan City, Hubu Lane is one of the most famous streets in Wuhan with over 400 years of history. The 150-meter long street is crowded with various kinds of suppliers, including snack stalls, shopping booths and entertainment venues. It has become Wuhan's official snack street, containing 160 stores that sell 170 types of breakfast foods and snacks. In here, you can try some authentic Re Gan Mian (hot-and-dry noodles), Fried Tofu Skin and shaomai (Steamed Pork Dumplings).