Lying to the east of the Jianghan Plain, Wuhan is the capital of central China’s Hubei Province. Dating back some 3,500 years, the “thoroughfare of nine provinces” is deemed one of China’s cultural gems. Located in between two retail malls, Sheraton Wuhan Hankou Hotel sits in the northeast part of Wangjiadun’s Central Business District (CBD). Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (WUH) is 21 kilometers away, Hankou Train Station is less than 2 kilometers away, and nearby attractions are within easy reach.
As you explore Wuhan, the Hubei Provincial Museum is not to be missed. It houses interesting artifacts showcasing the province’s rich history, including a concert bell set excavated from ancient tombs. In addition to cultural exhibits, one can also watch an ancient music and dance performance. Also worthy of a visit is the Rock and Bonsai Museum, featuring mounted stones, an enormous quartz crystal, and a peaceful outdoor bonsai garden.
For wondrous panoramic city views overlooking the Yangtze River, visit the famous Yellow Crane Tower. Dating back to 223, this historic landmark is one of the Four Great Towers of China. Along with examining its displays and age-old inscriptions, visitors can also strike the temple’s large bell for a nominal fee. More serenity can be found at the Guiyuan Buddhist Temple, an important shrine with splendid architecture, sculptures, and Buddhist doctrines.
Wuhan also has the largest lake within any city in China. A relaxing experience perfect for nature lovers, East Lake boasts many scenic spots along its shores, including verdant parks, plum gardens, a bamboo forest, a bird sanctuary, and recreation areas. Evening entertainment abounds in Wuhan, especially on vibrant and colorful Jiqing Street, which has many seafood and alfresco restaurants, street food served from pushcarts, and roving street performers.
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- Lago Leste 20.0 km/12.4 milhas
- Estação Ferroviária de Hankou 1.8 km/1.1 milhas
- Wuhan Tianhe International Airport 21.0 km/13.1 milhas