Wuhan is the capital of Hubei province, and one of the largest cites in central part of China. It is also the heart of politics, economy and culture in Hubei province. Wuhan stretches 155 kilometers from north to south and 134 kilometers from east to west, which is like a dance-gracefully butterfly.

Wuhan consists of three parts: Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang, which are divided by Yangtze River and Han River. Each part has its own major municipal function: Wuchang is the culture center, where a lot of universities are located here; Hankou belongs to a commerce center, which is the most prosperous and busy in Wuhan; Hanyang is the industrial base of the city, which embodies the development of Wuhan.

Having a proud 3000-year-old history, even in Han Dynasty Wuhan has turned itself to a busy port along the Yangtze River. In the following dynasties, Wuchang (part of Wuhan) gradually grew into the provincial capital. Colorful historical background left Wuhan rich tourist resources. The famous attractions include Hubei Provincial Museum, Yellow Crane Tower, and Guiyuan Temple, etc.


Yellow Crane Tower

Yellow Crane Tower is located on the Snake Hill in Wuchang and is one of the most famous towers in south of Yangtze River. It becomes a symbol of Wuhan and a must-see for travelers.

Legend tells, in ancient times, a family (named Old Xin) opened a pothouse, and a Taoist monk dressed shabbily always begged for wine, meanwhile, Old Xin never rejected to give him for over six months. Then this monk drew a crane on the wall of the pothouse to thank Old Xin for his charity before his departure and said that it could dance. This painted crane could really dance and added much fun to this family. Thus a lot of guests were attracted here by this crane. From then on, business in this pothouse was flouring. Ten years later, this Taoist monk returned and rode on the crane to the sky. To memorize this Taoist, Old Xin built this tower here and named Yellow Crane Tower.

The main building of Yellow Crane Tower has five floors. The first floor is a hall to display a famous painting, the immortal leaving to the sky by the crane; the second floor mainly introduce its history; the third one houses a collection of poems of scholars; the forth is to list works of modern painters; the top floor you can have a panoramic view of the entire city, Yangtze River and Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge.

Hubei Provincial Museum

Located in the bank of East Lake, Hubei Provincial Museum was first built in 1953. It boasts the most important collection of cultural artifacts in the province. It is also listed as National Tourist Attraction of Grade AAAA.

There are over 200,000 cultural relics in the museum and 812 are listed as first-class and 16 are national treasures including ancient musical instruments, pottery, bronze vessels, ancient weapons, Lacquer Ware, jade, ancient money and so on. All these offer important information for science research.

The Museum has held about over 100 exhibitions or displays, including the Exhibition of the Natural Environment and Resources in Hubei, the Display of Zong Houyi Mausoleum Unearthed in Sui County, the Exhibition of Lacquer Wares of the Warring States, Qin and Han Period in Hubei Province, and so on. It attracts a lot of visitors at home and abroad.

East Lake

Located in the east of Wuhan, East Lake is a state-level scenic spot and the largest park in the city with covering 88 km2, including 33-square-kolimeter lake area. Because of its winding lakeshore and crisscrossing harbors, it is also called the lake of 99 bays. Beautiful water, abundant plants and special gardens within gardens, these feature this scenic spot.

East lake scenic spot includes six major parts: Tingtao (Listening to Surging Waves), Mo Hill (Millstone Hill), Luoyan (Diving Wild Goose), Baima (White Horse), Chuidi (Playing Flutes), and Luohong Hills. Various flowers and trees are around East Lake, people can see flowers blooming all the year round, such as, orchids in spring, lotus in summer, osmanthus in autumn, and plum in winter. Different seasons can give visitors different enjoyment.

Guiyuan Temple

Guiyuan Temple is located in the west of Wuhan and one of the four biggest Buddhist temples. It was originally built in 1658 by two brothers named Baiguang and Zhufeng from Zhejiang province. The temple boasts its unique and abundant collection of Buddhist doctrines and features exquisite architecture as well as vivid sculptures.

Guiyuan Temple consists of five courtyards, such as, the eastern courtyard, the western courtyard, the southern courtyard, the northern courtyard, and the middle courtyard. The eastern one is the entrance of the temple; the southern one is Arhat Hall; the northern one is the Sutra Collection Pavilion; the middle one is Daxiong Hall.


Wuhan strategically stands at the mid reach of Yangtze River, a land of abundance. Its nearby area is the well-know rice and fresh water fish production base in China, which offer huge food selections for Wuhan cuisine. Wuhan cuisine is featured with the fish dishes and all kinds of meat balls. Its most famous dish is called Steam Wuchang Fish.

Steamed Wuchang Fish

Thanks to the Chairman Mao praise in his poem, Wuchang fish became the most famous dish in Wuhan. In fact, the fish itself was originally produced in Liangzi Lake of Ezhou. There are dozens of cooking methods. Steaming is the most popular way. Local cooks often use 1 kg Wuchang Fish steamed together with ham, mushrooms, bamboo shoots and chicken soup.


It is also a traditional folk snack. People often grind green beans and rice to proceed to make it into sheets, then wrap with polished glutinous rice and meat in center. Finally, fry it with oil. The Old Tongcheng in Zhongshan Street is famous for it. They prepare it with more care, which make it taste more delicious.

There are other delicious snacks streets in Wuhan, which include Hubu Lane, Qiaokou Road and Jiqing Street. Hubu Lane, 150-meter long, has been well known for the stalls and serves a variety of breakfast and snacks for more than 20 years.


The commercial industry in Wuhan has long been well-known throughout the country. Like other medium cities in China, the Wuhan commercial industry is flourishing with shopping malls and centers, super markets, chain stores and shopping streets throughout the city.

Featured Street

Cultural streets offer more traditional Chinese items and buildings, an ideal way to learn more about folk artwork and flavors and to find local specialties

Shopping Malls

Large-scale shopping centers with complete selections of dresses, commodities, food, books, home appliances, furniture, etc.

Features: Quality assured; reasonably priced


Supermarket chains such as Carrefour, Metro, and Parkson with stores in all three Wuhan towns

Features: low prices with good quality