About Wuhan


Travel Information:

Yellow Crane Tower (黄鹤楼)

Introduction: The Yellow Crane Tower, the symbol of Wuhan, is located on the hill by the Yangtze River. Its history can be traced back to 223 AD, when Sun Quan of the Wu Kingdom built the tower for military purpose. Since Tang dynasty, poems written by famous poets, such as Li Po and Cui Hao have made the tower famous around the world as one of the four great towers and tourist attractions. For about 2,000 years, the tower has been destroyed and rebuilt for various reasons many times. The present tower is a modern construction built on the site of twelve previous incarnations, taking the tower built in Late Qing dynasty as the prototype, but much higher and grander, perfectly representing classic Chinese artistic value of architecture.

Address: No.56 Minzhu Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan, Hubei, China

湖北省武汉市武昌区民主路56号

Website: http://www.cnhhl.com/en/

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Hubei Provincial Museum  (湖北省博物馆)

Introduction: Hubei Provincial Museum is a primary institution of cultural relics collection, exhibition and promotion as well as an important research center of archaeological exploration, discovery and relic protection in the province.

Address: No.160 East Lake Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan, Hubei, China

湖北省武汉市武昌区东湖路160号

Website: http://www.hbww.org/Home/EnglishIndex.aspx

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The Han Show Theatre (汉秀剧场)

Introduction: The Han Show Theatre is located by the East Lake of Wuhan City. The shape of the building is inspired by traditional Chinese image “red lantern”. This ingenious design with strong Chinese elements was made by the world's top architecturer and art designer, Mark Fisher, dedicated to Han Show.

Address: No.138 East Lake Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan, Hubei, China 

湖北省武汉市武昌区东湖路138号

Website: http://www.thehanshow.com/en/theater/

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East Lake (东湖)

Introduction: The biggest scenic attraction in Wuhan and also the largest urban lake in China. With numerous parks around it, all summer long it is a popular swimming area for the youth and families alike. The most popular legal swimming area is in Liyuan Park, on the northwestern side of the lake. Entry through Ting-Tao gate is free. Elsewhere around the lake, there are fancier beaches where admission is charged.

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Map of Wuhan:PDF file download


Traffic Informations:

Tianhe Airport(天河机场

Address: The airport is located in Wuhan's suburban Huangpi District, around 26 kilometres to the north of Wuhan city center.

Map: 

Terminal 2 (T2): Terminal 2 was opened to public in 2008. It is a three-storey building with an area of about 23,000㎡(57 acres). The equipment room and parking lot are on the underground floor, while the arrival hall is on the first above ground floor and the departure hall is on the second floor. There are 72 check-in counters, 20 inspection channels and 17 waiting zones in T2. All the domestic flights are in operation in this terminal. WiFi broad band service is provided in this terminal building so that passengers can access to net when waiting for the flights.  

International Terminal: A new terminal was formally put into operation on 28th Dec 2010. Covering an building area of about 5,130 ㎡ (1.3 acres), this terminal is only a transitional terminal building before the completion of the construction of T3. All the international flights and Hong Kong, Macau flights are operated in the terminal. It will be a private terminal for tourist charter flight and individual flight till 2015 when T3 open to public and all the flights in this terminal will be transferred to T3. One feature of the new terminal is that both departure hall and arrival hall are in the same floor. Thus, it is very convenient for passenger to finish the procedure of departure or arrival.

Terminal 3 (T3): It will start operating in the end of March, 2017.

1F: Passenger Distributing Center

2F: Domestic Departure & Arrival Hall, Baggage Collection

3F: International Arrival Hall

4F: International Departure Hall

B1 Floor: Baggage Sorting, Transportation Dispatch Center


Wuchang Railway Station(武昌火车站):

Address: In southeast end of Zhongshan Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan.

Map: The station mainly consists of West Terminal, West Square, East Terminal, and East Square.

The West Terminal is the main terminal of the station and most passengers depart here. It has three floors above ground, all connected with each other by escalators, elevators, and stairs.

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Tip:

1. No. 1 Ticket Office has 23 ticket windows in all-day service. No.1 Window is for ticket change and refund; No. 2 for transit tickets; No. 3-22 issue tickets for passengers holding Chinese Second Generation ID cards, passports, or Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Hong Kong and Macau Residents; No.23 issues platform tickets and also tickets for disabled passengers. During peak season like Chinese New Year Rush, several temporary ticket windows will be opened here.

2. Left luggage offices are available both next to No.1 Ticket Office and the east exit on first floor. Service fee is charged according to luggage size; but it is generally CNY5 to CNY20 per day.

The West Square is to the west of the west terminal with city bus stops, subway exit/entrance of line 4 on or around. Under this square, there is a No.2 Ticket Office for passengers' convenience. In addition, there is a Hongji Long-Distance Bus Station to northwest of the square, operating buses to Jiujang, Jingdezhen, Dangyang, Enshi, and Jingshan County, etc. To southwest of the square, there is also a long-distance bus station, named Hanghai Long-Distance Bus Station, operating buses to Xianning, Xiangfan, Tianmen, Ezhou, and Yichang, etc.

The East Terminal only has one floor above ground for passenger use, functioned as waiting room for soft seat/sleeper ticket holders, obstacle-free waiting room and nursery room. It is connected with the west terminal with an underground passage.

The East Square is located to the east of the east terminal. There is also a city bus stop on it. But fewer buses are operated there compared with the West Square. Passengers can get to the West Square also by the above mentioned underground passage from here.


Wuhan Railway Station(武汉站):

Address: Baiyun Road, Hongshan District, Wuhan.

Map: The station terminal resembles a flying crane, representing the rising of the city and central China. Its rolling roof stands for that Hubei is a province with thousands of lakes. The building altogether consists of four floors, three above ground and one underground.

3F: Entrances, security checks, waiting hall, ticket barriers, ticket offices in four corners

2F: Platforms and rail tracks

1F: Arrival hall, subway exit/entrance, exit passages

-1F: Platforms of subway line 4

Note:

1. There are self-service ticket machines in each of the ticket office. However, the machines can only be used by passengers who hold Chinese second generation ID cards. For foreign passengers, please purchase or collect the tickets at the ticket windows with your valid certificates like passport.

2. There is an elevated pedestrian passageway in front of the terminal, which can lead passengers from ground to the waiting hall directly.

3. The station does not offer a luggage consignment service so far. If passengers need to consign their luggage, Wuchang and Hankou Railway Stations are good alternatives.

Besides the terminal building, the station has east and west two squares. The east square is mainly for transport use and Yangchunhu Coach Station is located on its south side, which operates coaches to Tianmen, Huangshi, Xiaogan, and Tianhe International Airport. The city bus stop is located to the north. There are also taxi stands and parking lots in this square for passengers’ convenience. The west square is a landscape square with many plants and waters.


Hankou Railway Station(汉口火车站):

Address: Development Avenue in the Jianghan District, Wuhan.

Map: Hankou Railway Station has a quite large terminal building, with a floor area of 20 acres (about 80,000 square meters). The floors are connected by escalators, elevators, and stairs.

1F: On the first floor, there are dozens of ticket windows on both side of the entrance. Here, passengers can buy, collect, change and return railway tickets. Platforms and railway tracks that service millions of passengers each year are also on this floor.

2F: Waiting rooms are mainly located on the second floor. These are equipped with toilets and drinking water. Restaurants, stores, mother-and-child waiting room, nursery room, and smoking area are also set on the second floor for passengers’ convenience.

-1F: Platforms of subway line 2, and its exit and entrance as well as parking lots for private vehicles are located here.

In front of the terminal is a square. Here, can be found bus stops, subway exit/entrance, taxi stands, and parking lots for private vehicles. Surrounding the square, there are stores, restaurants, and hotels for passengers’ convenience. About 600 yards southwest of the square, is Jinjiadun Long-Distance Bus Station, where long-distance buses to either nearby or far-located cities are available. Cities include Tianmen, Jingmen, Yichang, Enshi, Honghu, Shashi, Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Zhuhai. Shuttle buses to Tianhe International Airport are also available here.

Other facilities and services at the station:

Luggage Cabinets: These are located on the second floor. Service fee is CNY5-10 per day, based on cabinet size.

Heart Linked to Heart Service Desks: They are spread throughout the station square, ticket offices, and waiting hall. People there assist the old, weak, sick and disabled to board the train, exit and enter the station.

Volunteers: Volunteers can be found inside almost every corner of the station. These help passengers in finding waiting areas, boarding, and exiting, etc.


Subway(地铁):

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Other useful informations:

China National Tourism Administration: http://en.cnta.gov.cn/             

Wuhan Tourism: http://www.visitwuhan.cn/Default/WuHan/EnHome     

Tripadvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g297437-Wuhan_Hubei-Vacations.html