Central China’s mammoth-sized capital city is a sprawling mix of modern skyscrapers, colonial buildings and traditional Chinese temples. Experience the reverberating energy and captivating culture of Wuhan through the city’s intriguing museums and tranquil lakes.
Things to do in Wuhan
Deepen your appreciation for ancient Chinese history with a visit to Hubei Provincial Museum. Discover over 200,000 cultural artefacts, including the precious Sword of Goujian and an extravagant set of bronze chime bells excavated from the Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng, dating back to 433 BC.
Home to over 160 lakes and some 1,200 bridges, Wuhan is a popular city to explore by boat. Set sail on the picturesque East Lake to admire the beautiful lotus blossoms and sequoia trees. You can also stroll through the world’s largest riverside park, spanning 16 kilometres along the Yangtze River, and enjoy a traditional dim sum lunch on a floating restaurant.
No visit to Wuhan is complete without setting your eyes on the gleaming Yellow Crane Tower. Climb to the top of the five-storey Qing dynasty structure for terrific views over the Yangtze River and downtown Wuhan. Each level has its own cultural display and on the top level, you can ring the massive temple bell.
Take a cruise down Yangtze River to witness the famous Three Gorges. One of the most popular day trips from Wuhan, the Qutang, Wu and Xiling gorges are a breathtaking vision and a natural wonder. Immerse yourself in Central China’s hinterland as you sail through lush rainforest and the lofty Fengjie and Wu Mountains.
Getting around Wuhan
Tianhe International Airport is a 30-minute taxi or bus ride from the centre of Wuhan. Wuhan is well connected to other cities in the Hubei Province, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Cruise ships and ferries depart regularly from Wuhan Port. You can catch buses and taxis to easily get around the city.