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Introduction

The picturesque East Lake, Wuhan.

Visitors to Wuhan are drawn by the city's landscape and historical sites. The natural beauty of the city is apparent in its lucid waters and verdant hills. Wuhan is dotted by nearly 200 lakes in or around the city, of which the most famous is East Lake. It is many times the size of the more well-known West Lake in Hangzhou and is the largest inner city lake in China. The first highway and railway bridge, the Yangtze River Bridge is the best point to view the amazing river and the city. One of the most popular cultural attractions in Wuhan is the spectacular Yellow Crane Tower, which has become the landmark building of the city and another point to overlook Yangtze and the city. Another favorite stop is Heptachord Terrace, named for a popular story about friendship that happened in the old time. Also another Wuhan highlight is the Guiyuan Buddhist Temple best known for its 500 lifelike sculptures of Arhats. Finally, Hubei Provincial Museum is a treasure trove of the cultural relics discovered in this land. The centerpiece of the collection is a huge set of 65 bronze chimes acclaimed by the world.

Wuhan overview, Hubei


Wuhan cuisine is highlighted by its excellent aquatic products and some really tasty local snacks. Chairman Mao himself publicly praised the famous 'Wuchang Fish'. Wuhan nightlife provides an array of entertainment. Acrobat shows, KTV, operas, discos, and wine and coffee bars are but a few of your choices for evening activities.


In addition, the transportation in Wuhan is really very convenient. It is almost equidistant from Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Xian and other large cities of China, at a length of about 1000 km. (621 miles). It is the largest transportation hub in central China and has long enjoyed the laudatory title of 'Thoroughfare to Nine Provinces'. The city is the crossings of many railways and highways across China. There is also an extensive network of ferry routes as well as the largest airport in central China.

 Foreign Consulates in Wuhan
 
France
Chancery: Room 809, Wuhan International Trade Center, No. 566 Jianshe Dadao, Hankou
Tel: +86-(0)27-85778403/85778405/85778406/85778423
Fax: +86-(0)27-85778426
E-mail: chancellerie@consulfrance-wuhan.org



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