Wuhan is the most populous city in the center of China. The peculiarity of this metropolis is that it is formed by three separate settlements: Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang, forming a kind of conglomerate, divided by water areas. Tourists come here to see historical and modern sights.
Holiday season in Wuhan
The climate of the city is comfortable enough for long trips. The best time to travel to Wuhan is from mid-spring to mid-autumn. In March, the air temperature rises to +10 degrees, and in April its average is +15 degrees. In May, it starts to warm up and the cooler weather is replaced by a warmer one with a temperature of +23 degrees. In spring, the city receives the maximum amount of rainfall, which can significantly complicate the trip.
Summer in Wuhan is hot: the thermometer can rise to +32 degrees. The heat is especially noticeable in the second half of July and early August. In autumn, the air temperature gradually drops to +20 in September and +15 in October. As for November, this month has cool weather and strong winds. Real winter begins in the city in December. This month is characterized by temperature indicators of + 2-4 degrees.
TOP 10 interesting places in Wuhan
Huanghalou (Yellow Crane Tower)
This landmark is the pearl of the city and has a long history. The appearance of the tower dates back to 223 AD, as the local historical chronicles tell about. During the period of its existence, the tower has been repeatedly reconstructed and restored, supplemented with new architectural details.
At the end of the 19th century, Huanghalou was destroyed to the ground, and after a hundred years it was completely restored. Today this building is 52 meters high and has a five-level structure. The inner space is occupied by a museum, and there is a beautiful park around the tower. In it you can see a wooden gazebo, on the logs of which are written lines from the poems of Mao Zedong, dedicated to the sights.
One of the business cards of Wuhan, located in its central part. The shrine is included in the list of specially protected religious sites in the country and is revered by local residents. The foundation of the monastery falls on the year 1658. Guiyuan is a complex of snow-white buildings with gray tiled roofs that make the architectural appearance of the sights original.
The monastery is considered active and on its territory are carefully preserved:
- unique library old editions;
- religious relics;
- jade Buddha statues.
For tourists, a tour of the monastery complex is conducted, accompanied by an experienced guide, who tells about the history of Guiyuan.
This natural site is considered one of the most visited attractions in the city due to its convenient location. Tourists and residents of Wuhan come here not only to enjoy the picturesque scenery, but also to relax in a calm atmosphere.
Several zones with different types of landscape are concentrated around Donghu: mountains, plains, flower fields. This allows vacationers to choose their place, depending on individual preferences. In addition, in the vicinity of Donghu there are such attractions as the Chui Tower, the Pavilion of Poets, and the monument dedicated to the famous master of words Qu Yuan. Near the monument you can see boulders on which the poet's poems are carved.
The museum was opened to visitors in 1980 and to this day is considered the most important cultural site of Hubei province. The museum building is divided into several thematic zones, each of which contains exhibits found during excavations in different years.
On the ground floor of the museum there is an exposition with ancient weapons. One of the exhibits deserves special attention. This is the Goujiang sword, forged specifically for the commander of the imperial army in 402 BC. The uniqueness of the sword lies in its material, which combines an alloy of tin and copper. The sword is distinguished by its extraordinary sharpness and resistance to tarnishing.
The second floor is occupied by an exhibition of the most ancient objects of the museum, among which the Bianzhong collection of bronze bells clearly stands out. They were found in the tomb of Emperor Yi and dated to the third century AD.
Memorial of the Wuchang uprising
The memorial is dedicated to a landmark event in China that took place in 1911 and forever changed the history of the country. In a red building next to the Yellow Crane Tower, Sun Yat-sen signed a decree establishing the Republic of China in 1911. In memory of this event and the Uchansk uprising, the local leadership decided to create a memorial. The building where the important document was signed houses documents and valuable archival data related to that period. Visitors can watch an interesting exhibition and listen to a tour guide.
Near the memorial, there is a small platform where a monument to Sun Yatsen is erected. There are flowerbeds and benches around the monument. Every year on October 10, the townspeople come here to lay flowers at the monument to the great revolutionary.
If you find yourself on the east coast of Donghu Lake, be sure to visit this beautiful attraction. The ideal time for a tour of the garden is from early spring to late autumn. It is at this time that everything around dawns and pleases the eye of tourists.
The garden consists of thematic zones, on the territory of which this or that rare species of plants or trees grows. Areas with sakura, rhododendrons, chrysanthemums and plum trees are especially popular with visitors. In addition, each zone is equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay. Gazebos, pavilions, cafes, openwork bridges - all this is harmoniously combined in the garden.
On holidays, cultural events are held in the garden with the participation of the best creative teams of the city. On weekends, you can see many local people doing qigong, singing songs and riding bicycles.
Animal lovers are advised to head to the Wuhan Zoo, one of the top ten in the country. The territory of the attraction is large enough to accommodate an amusement park and a zoo. The landscape of the park is designed in such a way that it is convenient for visitors to move around it in mini-buses or on foot. A detailed map of the zoo in English and Chinese is given at the entrance.
A tour of the zoo is a movement along special paths from where you can observe the animals. They live in conditions close to their natural environment. The most beloved inhabitants of the zoo are giant pandas, zebras, giraffes, lions and tigers. Reptiles and some species of mammals are kept in a separate room. After visiting the zoo, visitors are invited to an amusement park located nearby.
This place has long been considered a local landmark, as it houses a number of historical heritage sites. The street stretches for five kilometers along the busy highway in the city center.
Jianghan is divided into three parts:
Tourists enjoy walking along the pedestrian zone, looking at colonial architecture and taking pictures with unusual sculptural compositions depicting scenes from the life of ancient China. After the walk, you can look into numerous shops and buy locally produced goods. Also, in the souvenir shops, special master classes are held for buyers, the topics of which are closely related to the culture of the Middle Kingdom.
Every Sunday outside, amazing musical fountains are turned on, capable of producing beautiful music combined with interesting color effects. Thousands of tourists and residents of Wuhan are going to see this unusual sight.
Mao Zedong's residence
The main political figure of the state loved to relax in Wuhan, so a luxurious villa was built for him on the coast of the East Lake. Mao Zedong himself called his residence a place of peace, silence and pacification. It was here that he created his best scientific works on the economic development of China.
The villa consists of three buildings, thematically linked together. The best designers of that time worked on the creation of the interior, resulting in a complex in the classical Chinese style.
In 1993, the residence was opened to the public. Of particular interest is the building where the chairman's personal apartment is located. They have a living room, bedroom, several lounges. All interior details have been preserved or restored with amazing precision. Therefore, everyone can feel the spirit of Chinese history here.
This building occupies one of the leading places in the list of monumental buildings in the Middle Kingdom. For centuries, there were no bridges between cities such as Hankou, Hanyang and Wuhan, making it very difficult to move from one metropolis to another. The situation was changed only in 1955, when the Chinese government decided to build a grandiose bridge.
Two years later, the project was completed and a new bridge, almost 1,680 meters long, appeared in the country. The uniqueness of the structure lies in the fact that it is divided into 2 tiers. The first is intended for the movement of vehicles, and the second serves as a road for trains. The upper road is 17 meters wide. Separately, it is worth noting the stability of the bridge, which it demonstrated during the terrible earthquake in 2008.