Wuhan, on the side of Yangtze River, is the largest city in central China. The Yangtze River and Han River divide the city into three regions: Hankou, Wuchang, and Hanyang. On October 10, 1910, the famous Wuchang Uprising broke out in Wuchang, firing the first shot of the Revolution of 1911.
Wuhan's most popular sights include Yellow Crane Tower, one of the three most famous buildings in the south of the Yangtze River; Donghu Lake, the state-level scenic spot first designated by the State Council; Guiyuan Temple, known for its five hundred arhats, jade Buddhas and long history; Guqintai; and so on. Hankou is the commercial center of Wuhan and is also home to most of the historical and cultural sites. The former concession left many historic buildings, mainly located on Jianghan Road Pedestrian Street and Hankou River Beach. Wuchang is the center of science and education in Wuhan with plenty of prestigious universities and colleges. The famous Wuhan University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology are located here. Many of Wuhan's famous attractions are located in Wuchang, such as Yellow Crane Tower, Donghu Lake, Hubu Alley, and Tanhualin. The Hanyang Self-Strengthening Movement made this area an industrial center of Wuhan. There are the Hanyang Iron and Steel Plant, the Arsenal Factory and Guishan Park, the Qingchuan Pavilion and Guiyuan Temple. Huangpi District is about 30 kilometers away from the urban area of Wuhan. The Huangpi Mulan Culture Ecological Tourism Area is a place where you can enjoy the natural scenery.
Most of the landmarks in Wuhan are located in Wuchang, such as the landmark building Yellow Crane Tower, the famous food district, Hubu Alley, Wuhan University, which is famous for cherry blossoms, and Lake Donghu, the largest city lake in the country. Tanhualin district, home to dozens of multi-cultural buildings, is the preferred place for local young people to stroll around. Hanyang Art District is a creative park transformed from an old factory district, and is especially suitable for young people who like to take pictures. The Jianghan Road Pedestrian Street, which is located in Hankou, is a century-old commercial street with numerous department stores and brand stores. The surrounding old buildings are also worth visiting. The Wuhan Tiandi under the Hankou Bridge at the second Yangtze River Bridge is a new landmark of Wuhan's business with numerous distinctive small shops gathering here. The Guanggu Pedestrian Street at Wuchang Hongshan district has many fashion department stores, attracting many young people for shopping.
When coming to Wuhan, spring and autumn are most suitable seasons. The summer in Wuhan is very hot, so tourists to Wuhan mostly avoid the summer, especially July and August. The winters in Wuhan are very cold and not very suitable either. Because Wuhan is famous for its cherry blossoms, the number of tourists will soar in March and April. The popular Wuhan University will be crowded, and Wuhan hotel prices will also increase. Unless you want to see the cherry blossoms, we advise you try and avoid this period.
Hotels in Wuhan are easy to find. Tourists generally choose to stay in Hankou or Wuchang. These two areas have most of Wuhan's famous attractions, with convenient transportation and commercial facilities. Hankou has many high-end hotels in the financial and commercial center. It has famous scenic spots such as Jianghan Road Pedestrian Street and Hankou River Beach. The transportation is convenient. There are two metro lines and Hankou Railway Station. Wuchang district has many famous attractions such as Yellow Crane Tower and Hubu Alley. The transportation is also very convenient. There are many colleges and universities in the area, and there are more economical accommodations nearby. If you come to Wuhan in the cherry blossom season, you can stay near Donghu Lake or around Wuhan University to enjoy the flowers.