Wuhan

Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province, is located at the confluence of the Yangtze and Hanshui rivers in central China. The Yangtze River and the Han River join here, dividing the city into three towns: Hankou, Hanyang and Wuchang. Due to its advantageous geographical location, Wuhan has become a commercial center. Built 3,500 years ago, the city has rich natural and cultural resources. It provides easy access to many scenic spots, such as the Three Gorges and Shennongjia.

Yellow Crane Tower

Yellow Crane Tower lies at the foot of Sheshan on the southern banks of the Yangtze River. It is one of the three famous towers on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River; the other two being Yueyang Tower in Hunan, and Tengwang Tower in Jiangxi. It has five stories and is 168 feet high. It was initially constructed in the 2nd Year of the Huang Wu State over a period of more than 1700 years.

East Lake

East Lake is located in the eastern suburbs of Wuhan and is on the south bank of the Yangtze River, east of Wuchang. East Lake is the biggest lake in China and a major tourist attraction. The 12.7 square mile lake is six times larger than the West Lake in Hangzhou. Characterized by its lucid water, abundant plants and unique gardens, the lake has over 120 bends in the branch streams. Due to its humid climate, East Lake has rich botanical resources. There are 375 kinds of trees and over 400 kinds of flowers, of which plum blossoms and lotus are the most famous.

Yangtze River Bridge in Wuhan

The Yangtze River Bridge was the first highway and railway bridge built over the Yangtze River, located between Wuchang and Hanyang. It is more than 0.68 miles long and 262 feet high. The bridge was completed in 1957.

Other Attractions

Guiyuan Temple, the Platform of Guqin, Qingchuan Tower and the government building of the Revolution of 1911