Cheap Flights To Wuhan
The capital city of the Hubei Province, Wuhan, is located on the Jianghan Plain in China, a fertile land scattered with rivers including the Hanjiang River joining the Yangtze River. Thanks to its being divided by the Yangtze, the city is also known as the 'Three Towns of Wuhan', with Wuchang on the east side and Hanyang and Hankou on the western bank.
The city has a rich heritage and a thriving place in modern-day China. During the Qing Dynasty, Hankou became one of the four most famous towns in China and has since remained a centre of transport and trade in central China. Some of the city's best attractions include the Yellow Crane Tower and the Hubei Provincial Museum, two prime places to learn about Chinese culture and history.
The city is also a great place to shop, with two main shopping areas: traditional Han Zheng Street and a bustling shopping district close to Hanjiang Road. There's also a number of historic attractions including the Colonial bank building, bronze Workers Relief and Marquis Y's Bells.
Things To Do
As a major hub on the Yangtze River and one of China's largest cities, Wuhan has plenty to offer tourists, including places of historic interest, attractions and museums.
This historic attraction comprises 65 bells that were found intact, forming the heaviest musical instrument on Earth. This is a multiple attraction as next door you'll find the city's main art museum, as well as the 1911 Revolution Museum that commemorates the city's uprising that led to the overthrow of the Manchu Dynasty.
The city has its own version of the Bund, which is lined with picturesque colonial-era buildings that formerly housed traders from other countries including Germany, Japan and France. While many of these buildings have now been converted into nightclubs and restaurants, they are worth a visit for the stunning Oriental-style structures alone.
The Yellow Crane Tower is an icon of the city and is perched atop a tall hill that overlooks the River Yangtze. The tower features traditional Chinese poems and inscriptions on a vibrant yellow and red tiled five-tiered pagoda, which once acted as a water gate to protect the city's inhabitants. If you're looking for a challenge, climb the 188 steps to enjoy scenic views over the three main boroughs and nearby districts.
Calendar Of Events
Wuhan's events calendar is dominated by traditional Chinese calendar holidays, making it an ideal place to visit to immerse yourself fully in Chinese culture and learn more about the country's heritage.
Chinese New Year: The most popular and famous of China's festivals, this annual event takes place on the 15th day of the first calendar month (between 21st January and 20th February). The event is celebrated with eating delicious food, public parades and performances, and schools and businesses closing so that families can spend time together.
Tomb Sweeping Festival: This traditional Chinese festival takes place on either the 4th or 5th of April each year and involves visiting ancestors' graves and paying tribute to them with gifts, sweeping their tombs and making offerings.
- Wuhan Food Festival: Once a year the city welcomes visitors from more than 30 countries to this popular event, which sees people learn more about gourmet cuisine and sample delicious food.