Wuhan Main Scenic Spots
Main Scenic Spots
Yellow Crane Tower
Yellow Crane Tower, one of Four Major Towers in China, is situated on Snake Hill of Wuchang Distict. It was said that Yellow Crane Tower was originally built in 223 AD with a history of over 1700 years. Previously it was destroyed in frequent disasters and rebuilt. The new Yellow Crane Tower was completed in June 1985, and listed by National Tourism Administration into National Best Forty Scenic Spots for Tourists.
Guiyuan Temple, one of national key Buddhism temples, is situated in Cuiweiheng Road, west of Tortoise Hill of Hanyang District. It was built in 1658 and named upon the Buddhist hymn: "Return to original purity without other resort, there would be many ways if it is at discretion."
East Lake Scenic Zone
East Lake Scenic Zone, one of national key scenic spots, is located by vast East Lake of Wuchang District. With the water area of 33km2, its total area reaches 80km2, including the land scenic zone around the Lake. It has been built since 1950 and nowadays has owned three characterized tourism zones: Tingtao Zone, Moshan Zone and Luohong Zone.
Hubei Museum, located by beautiful East Lake of Wuchang District, is one of the most famous museums in China and one of national key scenic spots. It has collected numerous cultural relics at national treasure level, of which the most famous is Zenghouyi Serial Bells of two thousand years ago, which were well preserved and unearthed in Leigudeng, Suixian County of Hubei. They are composed of dozens of serial bells of different sizes. Although they experienced thousands of years, their tone quality and tone color are still wonderful. The unearthed King Yue's Goujian Sword and King Wu's Fuchai's Spear of two thousand years ago are still splendid and sharp without any rust. The unearthed painted wares, used by ancient Chu people, are still colorful, whose wonderful shapes were hailed as the acme of perfection. Hubei Museum has collected Hubei ancestors' articles for everyday use and articles for war from Old Stone Age, New Stone Age to the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. The worldwide experts and tourists all marvel at these articles for the elaborate craft, wonderful shapes and ingenious design.
Site of the Former Revolutionary Military Government (Red-bricked Building), located in Yuemachang of Wuchang District, is a famous historical spot in China. The Revolution of Oct. 10, 1911 in Wuchang overthrew the feudalistic rule of two thousand years in China; Red-bricked Building reflects this true history. In front of Red-bricked Building stand the statue of Sun Yat-sen, the great forerunner of Chinese democratic revolution, and the statues of three martyrs surnamed Peng, Liu and Yang, who sacrificed their lives for the Revolution of 1911, as well as the Mustering Platform, set for resisting the army of the Qing Dynasty. The Revolution of 1911 in Wuchang remains resplendent forever.