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Great Things to See in Wuhan

Wuhan is the capital and most populous city of the Hubei Province of China. Often referred to as the 'Chicago of China', this city is a popular tourist destination and is home to many tourist attractions and iconic landmarks.There are many fascinating sights and scenes that tourists of Wuhan must experience. Here are some of the must-see things of Wuhan;

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Hubei Provincial Museum

Hubei Provincial Museum

Established in 1953, the Hubei Provincial Museum is one of the most popular and comprehensive museums of China. Known for its large collection of artifacts; numbering well over 200,000, the museum is a great place for visitors to experience the history and culture of the China. The museum is divided into three sections; the Comprehensive Exhibition Building, the Chime Bells Exhibition Hall, and the Chu Culture Exhibition Hall. Some of the major highlights of the museum include the a unique collection of bronze bells, the Sword of Goujian, and fascinating artifacts from Marquis Yi of Zeng's tomb.

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Yellow Crane Tower

Yellow Crane Tower

Standing tall on Snake Hill is the magnificent Yellow Crane Tower. Widely considered to be one of the most iconic structures of Wuhan, the Yellow Crane Tower is a five-storied structure standing over 51 m tall. The tower dates back to the year 233, where is has served many purposes throughout the years. The tower is known for its amazing internal and external architecture, with its external architecture boasting and beautiful red and yellow facade, with elaborately designed ridges and grand pillars. Some consider the tower to the symbol of Wuhan itself, and is thus worth visiting.As accommodation ,serviced apartments in Wuhan is a great choice if you are traveling with your family or friends, and one of the most recommendable serviced residences in Wuhan is Somerset Wusheng Wuhan.

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Wuhan Zoo

Wuhan Zoo

One of the biggest zoo's in terms of size, the Wuhan Zoo is a great place for a wildlife experience. The zoo is home to over 300 species of animals and also is the site of many wildlife research activities. Visiting the Wuhan Zoo at feeding time is sure to be a treat, as it offers you the chance to see the animals at their liveliest. The zoo also has many Pandas and Panda cubs which are very popular attractions amongst tourists. The zoo also hosts Seal Shows, and Bird Singing Displays, which are truly fascinating.

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The First Wuhan Yangtze Bridge

The First Wuhan Yangtze Bridge

As its name suggests, the Wuhan Yangtze Bridge was the first bridge built across the legendary Yangtze River. Spanning over 1,600m, this amazing architectural and engineering marvel is one of the most iconic structures of Wuhan, and is greatly responsible for the city's development. The bridge was built in 1957, and also has 8 piers attached to its central supports. The bridge also comprises a walkway, a walk on which is highly recommended. Standing in the middle of bridge you will be able to experience the sheer size of the Yangtze River, a revelation that is sure to amaze and fascinate you.

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Guiyuan Buddhist Temple

Guiyuan Buddhist Temple

The Guiyuan Buddhist Temple is dated back to the early days of the Chinese Republic. Spreading over a vast 46,000m2, this temple is considered to be the 4th largest Buddhist temple in the Hubei province of China. The temple is famous for housing the Daxiongbaodian Hall, the Arhat Hall, and the Sutra Collection Pavilion, all of which are known for their cultural and architectural value. The Guiyuan Buddhist Temple is also a well known meditation centre, and is visited by many locals and tourists on a regular basis. The rich history, vibrant culture and beauty, and the spiritual aura of this temple, make it one of the landmarks you must see which Wuhan.