Wuhan is the capital of Hubei province. It is the political, economic and culture center of the whole province. As the biggest city and the principal domestic and foreign trading port in Central China Wuhan is also the biggest transportation hub in China as well as being one of the most important bases of industry, education and scientific research.
Wuhan has a population of about 10 million people in its administrative area, with about 6,000,000 people in the main urban area and about 4,000,000 people in surrounding suburbs and towns. It is divided into three parts by the Yangtze River and Han River. Due to its 3000 years long history, Wuhan has many historical sites such as Yellow Crane Town, Guiyuan Temple and Hubei Province Museum, etc.
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Wuhan Tour Type
Chinatravelkey offers Wuhan one day tour, 3 days private tour; half day tour, airport transfer, pier transfer, Wuhan Yichang transfer service.
Wuhan Tour Routes Arranged by Chinatravelkey
WH-PO-01. Wuhan private
one day tour
WH-PO-02. Wuhan half
WH-PH-01. Wuhan 3 days private tour
pier to hotel
pier to airport
train station transfer
airport to Yichang cruise pier
Place to Start Wuhan Tour
Our tour guide can pick up travelers from airport, pier, train station, hotel and apartment in Wuhan.
Best Season of Wuhan Tour
Wuhan has a subtropical monsoon climate with four distinct seasons. Chinese people regarded Wuhan as one of the four furnace cities in China. That means it will be very hot in summer. The temperature may not be so high but the problem is the high humidity and that causes lots of rain in June and July. So, definitely summer is not a good season to visit Wuhan. Best time to start your Wuhan tour is spring and autumn each year. The weather is nice during those months and you can enjoy much fun in the city.
Time Zone: East 8 time zone
Clothes and other Staffs to Pack
Take long-sleeve shirts, light sweater and coat for warm spring and autumn. Summer is always rain, so bring an umbrella or a raincoat in case of the sudden change of the weather. T-shirts, shorts and skirts can be wearing during summer. Better prepare sun protection in Wuhan during summer because sunlight is very strong at that time. Down jacket and thick sweater is necessary in winter.
Accommodation of Wuhan Tour
There are almost one hundred hotels with various star rating can be chosen by all kinds of travelers. More than ten five star hotels are ready for accept you from the long journey. Also we have three youth hostels for budget travelers. All the hotels include some budget hotels are completely facilitated and with elegant designation, even you are stay in a small hotel the services will also be great. It is recommended that visitors make reservation in advance in the tourist season.
Ways to Get in Wuhan:
--Tainhe International Airport has more than 150 domestic and international lines connecting Wuhan with over sixty major cities in China such as Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, etc. Also there are flights depart to abroad such as Osaka, Fukuoka, Seoul, Bangkok and Singapore. You can get an airplane to Wuhan easily.
--As one of the four major railway hubs in China Wuhan have trains go between almost every city inside Hubei province and other major cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Harbin, Urumqi, Luoyang, Chongqing, Xi'an, Kunming, Chengdu, Liuzhou, Guangzhou, Nanchang and Hefei. There are three main railway stations in Wuhan, namely Wuhan Railway Station, Wuchang railway station and Hankou Railway Station.
Internal Transport: Take the city bus is always the most convenient and economic way to getting around in a city. Public bus and tourist bus could all be found in Wuhan city. Some Special Tourist buses with special routes designed to cover almost all the key city tourist spots.
Taxies are also good and fast. They operate in different districts of Wuhan and you can easily take any of them to cruise the city. Taxi fees are not as expensive as other big cities like Beijing and Shanghai.
Wuhan Tour Tips
Time: Better avoid the period from May 1 to May 7 and October 1 to October 7 because there is long national vacation in China, it will be so crowd in Wuhan and also all around the nation, so pick a good time outside that.
Food: Due to its humidity climate Wuhan use much red pepper and sharp spice in cooking. Wuhan cuisines are hot, but not as much as it in Sichuan. Wuhan cuisine focuses on preparation, cooking time and the appearance of the dishes. Fish and shellfish are available for its waterside geographical position. Some special local foods you can try are Hot Noodles with sesame paste, bean curd skin without pepper, chicken soup in pottery pot, steamed Wuchang fish, mianyang three steamed dishes, xiaotaoyuan soup, Hongshan vegetable bolts and Dongpo pork.
There are four famous food streets in Wuhan—Hubu Lane breakfast street, Qiaokou food street, and Jiqing food street and shouyi garden food street. You can find authentic Wuhan foods and snacks on those streets.
--Famous Hubei cuisine restaurants to recommend:
Kanglong Taizi Restaurant (No. 226, Yanjiang Dadao, Hankou)
San Wu Chun Restaurant (No. 69-71, Huangxiaohe Lu, Jiang'an District)
Fu Sheng Restaurant (No. 1 Er Yao Lu, Hankou)
Yanyang Tian Restaurant (No. 588, Jiefang Dadao, Hankou)
Water: Tap water in the hotel could not be drink directly.
·What to buy?
The commercial industry in Wuhan has long been well-known throughout the country. With many shopping malls and centers, super markets, chain stores and shopping streets throughout the city you can buy everything you want in Wuhan.
Notable local products and gifts are Turquoise sculptures, Jiangling Archaized lacquer works, silk flower, Mahong cake, xiaogan seasame chips, Jingwu duck neck, blunt-snout beam, Honghan caitai and Wuhan Gong, etc.
·Where to buy?
Famous shopping markets and streets in Wuhan are Cultural relic market at Hong Kong road, Hanzheng Street and Jianghan Road. You can purchase local specialties and souvenirs in those places.
Other shopping sites to recommend are Chicony, Wuhan Tiandi, New World Department Store and Shopping Center in Wuhan International Square.
Festivals and Customs: Wuhan Autumn Real Estate fair in held in October fifteen in Wuhan city. During this fair, much real estate information will be provided, such as some low-priced houses, business real estate, houses nearby public transportation and urban houses. Besides, some information about rent houses will also be provided in order to meet different needs.
Recreation in Wuhan
As one of the biggest capital cities in China Wuhan have a colorful nightlife and various recreations for travelers. It is very attractive and you can always find something you interested. Bars and clubs are so many in the city, and also there are some traditional recreation ways such as watching shows and performance or have a cup of tea in a teahouse.
You can watch good shows in Chu Liuxiang Teahouse, Hubei Theatre and Wu Garden. --Famous bars and clubs are:
SOHO (NO.158 Lanling Road, Yanjiang Avenue, Jiang’an District)
Bistro 98 Pub (No.558 Jianshe Avenue, Jianghan District)
Vox Live house VOX (Guoguang mansion, No.118 Lumo Road, Hongshan District)
Yaohou Pub (No.82 North Luoshi Road, Wuchang District)
Must-see Attractions of Wuhan Tour
Yellow Crane Tower:
Located in Snake Hill Yellow Crane Tower enjoy the fame of 'The First Scenery under Heaven', it is one of the most renowned towers south of the Yangtze River and its cultural significance led to its being made the symbol of Wuhan City. The Yellow Crane Tower has a very long and complicated history. The tower had different architectural features in different dynasties. However the tower which stands today is based on the one designed during the Qing Dynasty. The Yellow Crane Tower offers visitors an abundance of things to see.
East Lake: East Lake is the biggest urban lake in China. It is located in the eastern suburb of Wuchang. The total water area of East Lake is six times greater than that of West Lake. The Lake houses numerous other areas of great such as Mo Hill Scenic Area, Tingtao Scenic Area, Luoyan Plum Blossom Garden. In 1999, East Lake Scenic Spot was awarded the title of National Civilized Scenic Area. In 2000, East Lake Scenic Spot became one of the first National AAAA Level Tourist Attractions.
Guiyuan Temple: Guiyuan Temple is one of the four biggest Buddhist temples in Hubei Province. It was originally built by a monk named Bai Guang in 1658 and was named upon the Buddhist hymn. The Guiyuan Temple is very famous in the Buddhist world owning to perfect construction, spiffy sculpture and abundant collection. A large number of people including the resident in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, as well as many foreign tourists come to worship during some Buddhist festivals. The vegetarian diet made in the Guiyuan Temple is very famous, too. You should taste when you arrive there.
Wuhan Provincial Museum: The Museum is located in the Wuchang District of Wuhan. It is the only provincial comprehensive museum in Wuhan. The museum has collected over 200,000 cultural relics, including pottery, porcelains, jade, bronze vessels, ancient weapons, and ancient musical instruments. It is divided into three parts: the Chime Bells Exhibition Hall, the Chu Culture Exhibition Hall, and the Comprehensive Exhibition Building. There are also antique stores in the museum. After you visit the two exhibition halls, you can buy some souvenirs if you like.
Note of Wuhan tour
Travelers should avoid visiting Wuhan in summer because you will feel very hot.
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