Wuhan (Wǔhàn [武汉]) is the capital of Hubei Province (湖北省). It lies at the confluence of the Changjiang River (Yangtze River [长江]) and Hanjiang Rivers (汉江) and it consists of three towns: Wuchang (Wǔchāng [武昌]), Hankou (Hànkǒu [汉口]), and Hanyang (Hànyáng [汉阳]) that face each other across the two rivers and are linked by two giant bridges. The name Wuhan comes from the combination of the names of the three districts (Wǔ + Hàn).
Wuhan Tourist Attractions
East Lake (Dong Hu, 东湖) and the Changjiang (Yangtze River, 长江) are the pearls of Wuhan.
Wuhan also boasts rich cultural relics. Guiyuan Buddhist Temple (Guiyuan Gu Sha, 归元古刹), Heptachord Terrace (Guqin Tai, 古琴台), Yellow Crane Tower (Huang He Lou, 黄鹤楼), and Hubei Provincial Museum (Hubei Sheng Bowuguan, 湖北省博物馆) can tell visitors the splendid history of Wuhan.
Wuhan International Tourist Festival (Wuhan Guoji Lvyou Jie, 武汉国际旅游节) and Plum Blossom Festival (Meihua Jie, 梅展节) are also must-sees if you are lucky enough to come to Wuhan at the right time of year.
From restaurants to noodle-vendors, and pushcarts to hotel restaurants, most Chinese cities offer a greater variety of foods than you could ever imagine. The variety available in Wuhan reflects the city’s location between Shanghai and Chongqing. Famous local dishes include Steamed Wuchang Fish, Mianyang Three Steamed Dishes, Xiaotaoyuan Soup, Wangji (Chicken Soup), Hongshan Vegetable Bolts, Dongpo Pork and many others. Wuhan’s street food also includes “stinky tofu,” which, depending on who you ask, is either one of the most disgusting foods ever created or one of the most delicious and addictive snacks.
One characteristic of Chinese cities is that people love to eat out. However be careful about the hygiene conditions. If you are not so sure about your immune system, don’t eat out often.