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Wuhan Culture

Yellow Crane Tower: A symbol of Wuhan City

Since it was built in 223 during the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280) at the top of Snake Hill, Yellow Crane Tower have attracted and inspired many poets, writers and artists. Numerous famous poems were composed in praise of the tower. However, words alone can’t describe its beautiful appearance. You have to see it to soak in the rich history and treat yourself to a fabulous panoramic view of the Yangtze River, its bridge and the surrounding buildings in Wuhan City from the top of the tower.

Han Yang Zao: An art centre of cultural and creative industries

Sitting at the foot of Tortoise Hill where the old Wuhan 824 Factory once was, this national advertising industry zone features the original peeling limestone walls, big windows, high-rise cranes, dangling industrial fans, and combines a series of innovative artistic work, home design and gourmet exhibitions, and other industrial services. Regular art exhibitions have made this a pilgrimage destination for fashion icons. It carries the industrial imprint of Wuhan and records the history of Chinese industrial developments.

Hubei Provincial Museum: The most comprehensive provincial museum

The Hubei Provincial Museum is one of the country's eight museums supported by the national government. It collects, protects and exhibits the cultural relics discovered in the province. Since 1953, it has collected over 200,000 cultural relics, including pottery, porcelains, jade, bronze vessels, ancient weapons, and ancient musical instruments. Among these, 812 are listed as first-class relics of China, and 16 are considered national treasures. There are also antique stores in the museum for your gifts and souvenirs.

Wuhan Culture

Yellow Crane Tower: A symbol of Wuhan City

Since it was built in 223 during the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280) at the top of Snake Hill, Yellow Crane Tower have attracted and inspired many poets, writers and artists. Numerous famous poems were composed in praise of the tower. However, words alone can’t describe its beautiful appearance. You have to see it to soak in the rich history and treat yourself to a fabulous panoramic view of the Yangtze River, its bridge and the surrounding buildings in Wuhan City from the top of the tower.

Han Yang Zao: An art centre of cultural and creative industries

Sitting at the foot of Tortoise Hill where the old Wuhan 824 Factory once was, this national advertising industry zone features the original peeling limestone walls, big windows, high-rise cranes, dangling industrial fans, and combines a series of innovative artistic work, home design and gourmet exhibitions, and other industrial services. Regular art exhibitions have made this a pilgrimage destination for fashion icons. It carries the industrial imprint of Wuhan and records the history of Chinese industrial developments.

Hubei Provincial Museum: The most comprehensive provincial museum

The Hubei Provincial Museum is one of the country's eight museums supported by the national government. It collects, protects and exhibits the cultural relics discovered in the province. Since 1953, it has collected over 200,000 cultural relics, including pottery, porcelains, jade, bronze vessels, ancient weapons, and ancient musical instruments. Among these, 812 are listed as first-class relics of China, and 16 are considered national treasures. There are also antique stores in the museum for your gifts and souvenirs.

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Wuhan Dining

Hubei Cuisine: Renowned for ‘freshwater’ making

Hubei has plenty of freshwaters such as lakes, rivers and marshlands. The produce from these freshwaters is used as major ingredients in the local cuisine. A key ingredient that is found within many Hubei-style dishes is the lotus root. Hubei cuisine emphasises on the preparation of ingredients and the matching of colours. It specialises in steaming techniques. Influenced by the cooking methods of neighbouring provinces such as Sichuan and Hunan, Hubei cuisine also uses dried hot pepper, black pepper and other spices to enhance the flavour of dishes.

Hubu Alley: A paradise for food lovers

Having started out as a breakfast street as early as in the Ming Dynasty, this is the most famous food street in Wuhan, also known as the street of infinite snacks. This 147-metre long and 3-metre-wide alley is the place with all kinds of local snacks and the most famous ones include hot dry noodles, steamed dumplings, fried tofu skin, fried rice, Chinese doughnuts, fried glutinous rice cake, tofu jelly, Hunan preserved fish, Wuchang fish, rice wine and much more.

Wuhan Dining

Hubei Cuisine: Renowned for ‘freshwater’ making

Hubei has plenty of freshwaters such as lakes, rivers and marshlands. The produce from these freshwaters is used as major ingredients in the local cuisine. A key ingredient that is found within many Hubei-style dishes is the lotus root. Hubei cuisine emphasises on the preparation of ingredients and the matching of colours. It specialises in steaming techniques. Influenced by the cooking methods of neighbouring provinces such as Sichuan and Hunan, Hubei cuisine also uses dried hot pepper, black pepper and other spices to enhance the flavour of dishes.

Hubu Alley: A paradise for food lovers

Having started out as a breakfast street as early as in the Ming Dynasty, this is the most famous food street in Wuhan, also known as the street of infinite snacks. This 147-metre long and 3-metre-wide alley is the place with all kinds of local snacks and the most famous ones include hot dry noodles, steamed dumplings, fried tofu skin, fried rice, Chinese doughnuts, fried glutinous rice cake, tofu jelly, Hunan preserved fish, Wuchang fish, rice wine and much more.

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Wuhan Education

Higher Education: A leading educational hub in China

Wuhan is one of the four major cities that is the center for technology and education.  It has over 82 higher education institutions, including two of the top 10 Universities in China (Wuhan University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology), and many of them have joint education programmes with Canadian institutions. With more than 1 million enrolled students, more and more overseas students are being attracted to these universities.

Elementary Education: Renowned and Innovative

Wuhan’s educational system is beyond compare, it is at the top of China because of Wuhan’s quality teaching force and the constant desire to explore and innovate. Elementary schools producing outstanding students are distributed evenly among Wuhan with Wuhan Elementary School, Fruit Lake First Elementary School, and Guang Gu First Elementary School. Also excellent middle schools exist in Wuhan such as Middle School Affiliated to Central China Normal University, Wuhan Foreign School, and Wuhan No.1 Middle School. These continue to supply talents for higher education.

Wuhan Education

Higher Education: A leading educational hub in China

Wuhan is one of the four major cities that is the center for technology and education.  It has over 82 higher education institutions, including two of the top 10 Universities in China (Wuhan University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology), and many of them have joint education programmes with Canadian institutions. With more than 1 million enrolled students, more and more overseas students are being attracted to these universities.

Elementary Education: Renowned and Innovative

Wuhan’s educational system is beyond compare, it is at the top of China because of Wuhan’s quality teaching force and the constant desire to explore and innovate. Elementary schools producing outstanding students are distributed evenly among Wuhan with Wuhan Elementary School, Fruit Lake First Elementary School, and Guang Gu First Elementary School. Also excellent middle schools exist in Wuhan such as Middle School Affiliated to Central China Normal University, Wuhan Foreign School, and Wuhan No.1 Middle School. These continue to supply talents for higher education.

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Wuhan Leisure

Chuhehan Street: Outdoor shopping along the river

Developed as a project of Phase 1 Wuhan Central Cultural Zone, this street is situated downtown between East Lake and Shahu Lake in Wuchang District. You can enjoy a host of tourist attractions, business, commercial and living accommodation. Chuhehan Street has a unique architectural style, blending tradition and modernity. Most of its architecture recreates the style of the Republic of China period, marked by red-and-grey bricks, delicate architraves, black gates, bronze door rings, shikumen, brick-paved lanes and old-fashioned wooden windows. However, modern and European style buildings can be found among the old-style architectures.

Wuhan CBD: Luxurious and diverse

Situated on a former railyard and factory site, the Qingshan Riverside Business District (Wuhan CBD) is a brand new 2.19 square km of core business area showcasing smart city technologies. Including workplace facilities and supported by a mix of retail, cultural facilities, hotel, apartment, and education facilities. By incorporating industrial heritage and historic monuments into a reimagined urban fabric at the riverside location, this has created a new iconic skyline.

Tanhualin: A journey through time

Ask any Wuhan local the place that best represents the provincial capital of Hubei and Tanhualin will probably be your answer. Tanhualin is an ancient street that gives the city grace and style. It is a place that nurtures the unique nature of this city. Located at the northeast corner of Wuhan and lying between Huayuan Hill and Pangxiejia Hill, this 2 km block is filled with hoary walls, ancient steles, antiques stores and old consulates. Some art zones inject a dose of vibrancy into the old street. Think of this historic landmark as a spiritual highland, a place where city dwellers can find solace.

Wuhan Leisure

Chuhehan Street: Outdoor shopping along the river

Developed as a project of Phase 1 Wuhan Central Cultural Zone, this street is situated downtown between East Lake and Shahu Lake in Wuchang District. You can enjoy a host of tourist attractions, business, commercial and living accommodation. Chuhehan Street has a unique architectural style, blending tradition and modernity. Most of its architecture recreates the style of the Republic of China period, marked by red-and-grey bricks, delicate architraves, black gates, bronze door rings, shikumen, brick-paved lanes and old-fashioned wooden windows. However, modern and European style buildings can be found among the old-style architectures.

Wuhan CBD: Luxurious and diverse

Situated on a former railyard and factory site, the Qingshan Riverside Business District (Wuhan CBD) is a brand new 2.19 square km of core business area showcasing smart city technologies. Including workplace facilities and supported by a mix of retail, cultural facilities, hotel, apartment, and education facilities. By incorporating industrial heritage and historic monuments into a reimagined urban fabric at the riverside location, this has created a new iconic skyline.

Tanhualin: A journey through time

Ask any Wuhan local the place that best represents the provincial capital of Hubei and Tanhualin will probably be your answer. Tanhualin is an ancient street that gives the city grace and style. It is a place that nurtures the unique nature of this city. Located at the northeast corner of Wuhan and lying between Huayuan Hill and Pangxiejia Hill, this 2 km block is filled with hoary walls, ancient steles, antiques stores and old consulates. Some art zones inject a dose of vibrancy into the old street. Think of this historic landmark as a spiritual highland, a place where city dwellers can find solace.

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Wuhan Living

Old buildings: Where East meets West

The characteristics of a city determines the style of its buildings. Wuhan’s architecture is reminiscent of Shanghai’s, many of whose architects were behind Hankou, Hanyang and Wuchang’s residential and commercial buildings. However, if you look more carefully, you will find the integration of western architecture and Chinese culture.

New buildings: City with great potential

Over the years, Wuhan has gradually developed  into a modern and international city in central China. This comes from the newly built high buildings and shopping malls, including Wuhan Centre, the 9th tallest building in China. Five operating metro lines, building the Yangtze River Bridge and introducing a tram system have made the travel smarter and faster. Whatever you’re looking for, anything from old to modern, Wuhan houses them all.

Wuhan Living

Old buildings: Where East meets West

The characteristics of a city determines the style of its buildings. Wuhan’s architecture is reminiscent of Shanghai’s, many of whose architects were behind Hankou, Hanyang and Wuchang’s residential and commercial buildings. However, if you look more carefully, you will find the integration of western architecture and Chinese culture.

New buildings: City with great potential

Over the years, Wuhan has gradually developed  into a modern and international city in central China. This comes from the newly built high buildings and shopping malls, including Wuhan Centre, the 9th tallest building in China. Five operating metro lines, building the Yangtze River Bridge and introducing a tram system have made the travel smarter and faster. Whatever you’re looking for, anything from old to modern, Wuhan houses them all.

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Wuhan Science and Technology

Wuhan Optics Valley: Breakthrough innovation

Located in Wuhan East Lake High-tech Development Zone, this is the birthplace of the first optical fibre and proprietary ultra-long-haul optical transmission system in China. Backed by a strong innovation capacity, Wuhan tops the world in optical fibre and cable production. But Optics Valley in Wuhan is more than just a high-tech industry innovation hub. Besides complete industrial chains, the valley is also improving its ecological supporting facilities through a batch of urban function projects covering hospitals, international schools, exhibition halls, stadiums, and etc.

Wuhan Star Valley: Ready to take flight

Established in 1991 and located in the southwest of Wuhan city, Wuhan Economic & Technological Development Zone has forged several industrial clusters. The pillar industries including automobiles and auto parts, electronics and appliances, and biomedicine have developed over decades. As one of China's most important manufacturing bases of displays and air-conditioning units, the zone is currently building a general aviation and satellite industrial park called Star Valley. Due to a batch of aviation manufacturing and maintenance enterprises ready to move in, it is estimated that their annual production value could reach around 100 billion RMB.

Hubei Provincial Library: Bursting with knowledge

Established in 1904 by Zhang Zhidong, the viceroy of Huguang, this magnificent library is located at the south foot of Snake Hill with an area of about 100,000 square metres. There are various reading rooms which can hold 6,300 people at the same time and the library has a collection of more than 5.5 million books, among which 460,000 books are well preserved rare ancient books.

Wuhan Science and Technology

Wuhan Optics Valley: Breakthrough innovation

Located in Wuhan East Lake High-tech Development Zone, this is the birthplace of the first optical fibre and proprietary ultra-long-haul optical transmission system in China. Backed by a strong innovation capacity, Wuhan tops the world in optical fibre and cable production. But Optics Valley in Wuhan is more than just a high-tech industry innovation hub. Besides complete industrial chains, the valley is also improving its ecological supporting facilities through a batch of urban function projects covering hospitals, international schools, exhibition halls, stadiums, and etc.

Wuhan Star Valley: Ready to take flight

Established in 1991 and located in the southwest of Wuhan city, Wuhan Economic & Technological Development Zone has forged several industrial clusters. The pillar industries including automobiles and auto parts, electronics and appliances, and biomedicine have developed over decades. As one of China's most important manufacturing bases of displays and air-conditioning units, the zone is currently building a general aviation and satellite industrial park called Star Valley. Due to a batch of aviation manufacturing and maintenance enterprises ready to move in, it is estimated that their annual production value could reach around 100 billion RMB.

Hubei Provincial Library: Bursting with knowledge

Established in 1904 by Zhang Zhidong, the viceroy of Huguang, this magnificent library is located at the south foot of Snake Hill with an area of about 100,000 square metres. There are various reading rooms which can hold 6,300 people at the same time and the library has a collection of more than 5.5 million books, among which 460,000 books are well preserved rare ancient books.

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Wuhan Transportation

Wuhan Tianhe International Airport: The busiest airport in central China

Conveniently located in the centre of China’s airline route network, the building structure of this busy airport is inspired by the Asian Phoenix, which symbolises high virtue, grace and authority. Since the opening of Terminal 3 in 2017, which added six connections. Currently, there are more than 35 airlines operating about 170 air routes, and serving flights to 72 domestic cities and 47 international cities. Passengers from 51 countries can enjoy up to 72 hours free transit when they transfer here.

Wuhan Railway Station: The most important transportation hub

Completed in December 2009, this station is located on the main line of the Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway, relieving the pressure from Hankou and Wuchang Stations. Resembling a flying crane, it is reputed as the world’s most beautiful railway station. Facial recognition technology has been adopted to speed up the process of checking tickets and control crowd flow more effectively.

Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge: The first bridge of the Yangtze

Completed in October 1957, the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge is a double-deck road and rail bridge – a two-way, flour-lane automobile highway on the upper level and a double-track railway on the lower level – over the Yangtze River. Measuring 1,670.4 metres in length, the bridge extends from Tortoise Hill in Hanyang to Snake Hill in Wuchang, connecting the north and the south bank of the river, and improves the transportation in the city.

Wuhan Transportation

Wuhan Tianhe International Airport: The busiest airport in central China

Conveniently located in the centre of China’s airline route network, the building structure of this busy airport is inspired by the Asian Phoenix, which symbolises high virtue, grace and authority. Since the opening of Terminal 3 in 2017, which added six connections. Currently, there are more than 35 airlines operating about 170 air routes, and serving flights to 72 domestic cities and 47 international cities. Passengers from 51 countries can enjoy up to 72 hours free transit when they transfer here.

Wuhan Railway Station: The most important transportation hub

Completed in December 2009, this station is located on the main line of the Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway, relieving the pressure from Hankou and Wuchang Stations. Resembling a flying crane, it is reputed as the world’s most beautiful railway station. Facial recognition technology has been adopted to speed up the process of checking tickets and control crowd flow more effectively.

Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge: The first bridge of the Yangtze

Completed in October 1957, the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge is a double-deck road and rail bridge – a two-way, flour-lane automobile highway on the upper level and a double-track railway on the lower level – over the Yangtze River. Measuring 1,670.4 metres in length, the bridge extends from Tortoise Hill in Hanyang to Snake Hill in Wuchang, connecting the north and the south bank of the river, and improves the transportation in the city.

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Wuhan Living In
Wuhan is the most populous city in central China residing on the Yangtze River and is one of the nine National Central Cities of China. For decades, it has been a traditional base for manufacturing, a major transportation hub and the 3rd largest education and scientific base in China.