Brief Introduction of Wuhan
Wuhan, composed of the three towns of Wuchang, Hankou, and Hanyang, is the capital of Hubei Province. The three towns, separated by the Yangtze and Han River and linked by bridges because these municipalities are so closely connected by waterways, Wuhan is also called the "City on Rivers." Wuhan is located in the east of jianghan plain. The world's third longest river is the Yangtze River. In the middle reach of it, the largest tributary Han River throughout the city. In addition, the water area accounts for a quarter of the total, forming the water ecological environment. Wuhan, known as the "hub of nine provinces", is the largest inland transportation hub combing water, land, and air transportation.Wuhan is a big city with full of history and beautiful architecture. There are a lot of nice places to see.
The Yellow Crane Tower (Huanghelou)
Wuhan has many places of historic interest. On the top of the Snake Mountain on the south bank, rise the Yellow Crane Tower, which is one of the top three ancient towers of southern China.The Yellow Crane Tower (Huanghelou) is presumed to have been first built in approximately 220 AD. The tower has been destroyed and reconstructed numerous times, and was burned last according to some sources in 1884. The reconstruction utilized modern materials and added an elevator, while maintaining the traditional design in the tower's outward appearance.
Chu River and Han Street
Chu River and Han Street, a popular shopping district located in Wuchang with many tourist attractions, including Han Show theater, Madame Tussauds, and Movie Culture Park, etc. This project was initiated as a water connecting channel between East Lake and Shahu Lake.
The Hubei Provincial Museum
With over 200,000 valued artifacts, this is one of the leading museums in China. Especially the artefacts from the tomb of Marquis Yi (Zenghouyi), who lived in the 5th century B.C., is a world unique treasure.
The Lute Platform
The Lute Platform in Hanyang was the place where the legendary musician Yu Boya is said to have played. This is the birthplace of the renowned legend of seeking a soul mate through "high mountains and flowing water".
Wuhan is the owner of a profound cultural heritage, at the same time, it also is a modern city with advanced transportation and has developed railway, highway, aviation network .Below are some Common means of transportation.
When Wuhan Metro opened in September 2010, Wuhan became the fifth Chinese city with a metro system (after Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Guangzhou). The first 10.2 kilometres (6.3 mi)-long line (10 stations) is an elevated rail (and therefore called 'light rail' in Chinese terminology). It runs from Huangpu to Zongguan in the downtown area of the Hankou District, and it is the first one in the country to use a communication-based train control system (a Moving Block signalling system, provided by Alcatel). The designed minimum interval is only 90 seconds between two trains and it features driverless operation.
Presently, the city of Wuhan is served by three major railway stations: the Hankou Railway Station in Hankou, the Wuchang Railway Station in Wuchang, and the Wuhan Railway Station, located in a newly developed area east of the East Lake (Hongshan District). As the stations are many miles apart, it is important for passengers to be aware of the particular station(s) used by a particular train.
Opened in April 1995, Wuhan Tianhe International Airport is one of the busiest airports in central China and it is located 26 kilometres (16 mi) north of Wuhan.