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Top Attractions in Wuhan – The million-dollar metropolis of Central China

This city is one that is an important industrial, scientific, educational as well as a strategic logistic hub of China. It is a place of historical as well as natural wonders that are waiting to be discovered and here is our guide to discovering the top attractions of Wuhan.


East Lake

Located on the South Bank of the Yangtze River, it’s the largest freshwater lake in China and covers an area of 87km2, which makes it at least 5 times greater than the West Lake in Hangzhou. Given its winding banks and crisscrossing ponds and brooks, the name ‘lake with 99 bays’ has been coined after the Lake. Its easy accessibility from brilliant accommodation providers such as The Dorsett Wuhan makes it an extremely popular attraction in Wuhan.


Hubei Provincial Museum

A constituent of the Chime Bells Exhibition Hall, the Chu Culture Exhibition Hall and the Comprehensive Exhibition Building, the Hubei Provincial Museum is one of the best museums of China and is located on the shores of East Lake. It houses historical artefacts that have been traced back to the Warring State Period around 433 BC. One of its most impressive pieces is the panoply of bronze bells that produce two notes each when struck.


Yellow Crane Tower

An absolute must-see in Wuhan, the Yellow Crane Tower is ranked a National 5A level Scenic Spot and is considered as one of the Four Great Towers of China and is located on the banks of the Yangtze River at the top of Snake Hill. Its exquisite glamour and cultural significance have led it to become the defining symbol of Wuhan. Built-in 223, it was initially built as a watchtower for the army of Sun Quan, King of Wu (182-252). Its panoramic view of the Yangtze river and Wuhan city, it's bronze yellow cranes, memorial gateways and pavilions are just few of the amicable things to explore when visiting. Most Wuhan hotels located provide facilities to tour significant monuments of Wuhan, including the Yellow Crane Tower.


Guiyuan Temple

It is one of the four biggest temples for Buddhist meditation in Hubei and is also a crucial temple in China. In addition to its significance in spreading the Buddhist philosophy throughout the country, it is also known for its flawless architecture, dazzling sculpture as well as its divine collection of Buddhist doctrine. Dating back to the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), it is believed to be built by two monks Baiguang and Zhufeng on the Sunflower garden base and spans over an area of 46,900 m2 and comprise of Daxiongbaodian Hall, Arhat Hall, Sutra Collection Pavilion and etc.


Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge

As you may have probably noticed by now, most attractions based in Wuhan are located either on the banks of or overlooking the mighty Yangtze. Amongst them all, however, the Yangtze river bridge is rather special, given that it’s the first highway-railway bridge as well as the first bridge ever to be built over the Yangtze River. It is in total over 1670 meters long with 8 piers and 9 holes. Visitors have the opportunity to appreciate the beautiful views of the mighty Yangtze as well as the Wuhan city at one of the observation decks at either end of the bridge and be blown away by its relentless beauty.

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