Cultural and scenic destination
As a famous area with a blend of history and modernity, Wuchang has recently issued a three-year action plan for holistic tourism. With an investment of over RMB 470 million, the district plans to improve tourism infrastructure and tourism management, in an effort to revitalize this city of tourism and culture as an ideal lifestyle and travel destination.
Over 1,700 years ago, Sun Quan, emperor of Eastern Wu, built a city here, initiating Wuchang's civilization. The place got its pioneering reputation over 100 years ago when the first gunfire of the 1911 Revolution was shot in Wuchang, leading to the collapse of the feudalistic government which had ruled China for over 2,000 years. At present, the culture of Jing and Chu territories has cultivated visitors and scholars alike, adding a sense of belonging to people shuttling to and fro.
Located on the shores of East Lake, the Hubei Provincial Museum is a showcase of the ancient Chu culture. It displays national treasures such as the Chime Bells of Marquis Yi of Zeng, and the Sword of Goujian. President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the museum during their meeting in April.
Two other must-see cultural spots are the Yellow Crane Tower, praised as the No. 1 ancient tower in China, and the Wuchang Uprising tourism area, a national 4A-class tourist scenic spot. The former, originally built in 223 A.D., is one of the three famous towers south of the Yangze River. The top of the tower has a broad view of its surroundings and the Yangtze River. Throughout history, numerous scholars and men of letters visited the tower and wrote poems about this landmark. The latter is a scenic area in honor of the Revolution of 1911. In this area, tourists can visit scenic spots such as the site of the former Wuchang Uprising Military Government, the Wuchang Uprising Gate, the Martyrs Pavillion, and the 1911 Revolution Museum. The surrounding beauty of natural scenery complements these cultural heritages, making Wuchang a place of unique charm.
For lovers of buildings and modern history, city blocks with special characteristics such as Hubu alley, Tanhualin, a fusion of Chinese and Western style buildings, are always great places to go.
On the other hand, Chu River & Han Street, China's longest commercial pedestrian street provides a brilliant night scene that resembles a modern version of Along the River During the Qingming Festival, one of China's top ten famous paintings.
Besides that, sacred religious sites such as the Baotong Buddhist Temple and Changchun Taoist Temple, and the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge, the first bridge on the Yangtze River built in 1957, are also popular destinations to explore the ancient and modern sides of Wuchang.
Yellow Crane Tower
Chu River & Han Street