Wuhan Hubei is known as the city of the "White Clouds and Yellow Crane". It is China's 5th largest city with an area of 8494 sq. km. Wuhan Hubei is constituted of the three towns of Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang and lies at the juncture of the Rivers Yangtze and Han.
Early History about Wuhan Hubei :
The city of Wuhan Hebei dates back to the 11th century B.C. during the period of the Shang Dynasty. Subsequently under the reign of the Kingdom of Chu and the Kingdom of Wu, Wuhan flourished as an important cultural center. In 1911, under the leadership of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, the Wuchuang Revolution overthrew the Qing Dynasty and set up the People's Republic of China.
Local Attractions in Wuhan Hubei :
- The gorgeous scenery by the Three Gorges of Qutang, Wuxia and Xiling Gorge by the Yangtze River, the scenery can be further enjoyed on Riverboat cruises.
- The Huanghelou or Yellow Crane Tower is located on the Yangtze River, and is said to have been built originally in 223 AD, during the Three Kingdoms period. In the years that followed, the tower was destroyed and rebuilt several times. The present structure was rebuilt in 1983. Cui Hao, a celebrated Tang Dynasty poet, visited the building in the 8th Century and wrote a famous inspirational poem.
- Guiyuan Temple, located on Cuiwei Street, is one of the largest and most important Buddhist meditation temples in China.
- The Wudang and the Jiugong Mountains are considered sacred by the Taoists. The first Taoist temple called the "Five Dragon Temple, " was built during the Tang Dynasty. In the 15th century, the Ming Emperor sent 300,000 soldiers and artisans to build 160 monasteries, temples and decorative pavilions. It became a major center of Taoism. Even though some of the buildings have deteriorated, many of them have been preserved as Taoist Shrines. The two mountains are also associated with the martial art of Taichi, reputed to have been invented by a Taoist monk.
- The elegant Yangtze River Bridge, connecting the towns of Hanyang and Wuchang.
- The Hubei Provincial Museum displays exotic artifacts from ancient tombs and excavation sites, including an elaborate set of concert bells known as Bianzhong.
- Jiqing Street is a great place to savor Wuhan culture. The Street has many authentic Chinese eateries and sideshows performed through the day.
- Wuhan Hubei is also famous for its Green Brick tea, Mahong cakes, turquoise carvings, Yellow Crane Tower wine and Xiaogan sesame candy.
Last Updated on: October 9th, 2017