Wuhan, located at the confluence of the Changjiang and Hanjiang Rivers is the capital of Hubei province. It is most famous for its lakes.
Wuhan City Feature
In fact, it is called ''the town of one thousand lakes" because once one reaches the east side of Wuhan, they may feel as if the lakes are endless. Wuhan, along with Chongqing and Nanjing, are known as the three furnaces of China due to their extreme summer heat.
It covers an area of 8, 410 square kilometers.
The City of Wuhan has a population of 7.86 million.
The four seasons in Wuhan are clearly marked, with extreme temperatures dominating both summer and winter here. The heat also fells like it will last for eternity, with spells lasting for weeks on end and little difference in temperature between day and night. Although rainfall is fairly high at this time, it provides little respite from the city heat. The winter here is also pretty unpleasant with minimum temperatures in January and February of 1 or 2 degrees Celsius.
Besides the ever-present Han Chinese ethnicity, you can also find Hui, Ming, Manchu, Miao, Tujia, Mongolian and many other smaller ethnic minorities living or working in Wuhan.
The variety available in Wuhan reflects the city's location between Shanghai and Chongqing. Famous local dishes include Steamed Wuchang Fish, Mianyang Three Steamed Dishes, Xiaotaoyuan Soup, Wangji (Chicken Soup), Hongshan Vegetable Bolts, Dongpo Pork and many others.
Wuhan International Tourist Festival (Wuhan Guoji Lvyou Jie,) and Plum Blossom Festival (Meihua Jie,) are also must-sees if you are lucky enough to come to Wuhan at the right time of year.
What to see
There are many tourist attractions in Wuhan that are worth a visit including East Lake , Changjiang River and Changjiang Bridges 1 and 2. East Lake (Dong Hu,) and the Changjiang (Yangtze River,) are the pearls of Wuhan. Wuhan also boasts rich cultural relics. Guiyuan Buddhist Temple (Guiyuan Shi,), Heptachord Terrace (Gujin Tai,), Yellow Crane Tower (Huang He Lou,), and Hubei Provincial Museum (Hubei Sheng Bowuguan,) can tell visitors the splendid history of Wuhan.