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Top 10 Attractions in Hubei

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
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Planning for your Hubei tour? The downstream cruise of Yangtze River usually ends at Yichang or Wuhan, the two historical cities in Hubei Province with Wuhan as its capital city. Cut by the mighty Yangtze River and rife with lakes,  Hubei is mostly green and fertile. But its western regions are dominated by mountains and forests.

Given its central location in China, Hubei played an important role in Chinese history. Its long history is largely manifested the area around Jingzhaou Ancient City, an over 2000-year old Chu Kingdom.

Looking for top things to do in Hubei? So here is our Top 10 Attractions in Hubei.

1.Wudangshan 武当山
Located about  over 450km northwest of Wuhan, Wudang Mountains is a sacred place of Taoism in China, well known for its Wudang martial arts, picturesque views and ancient buildings complex. In December, 1994, Wudang Mountains is listed as World Cultural Site for its ancient building complex, which is dubbed as “China’s successful Ancient Building Museum”.

People would visit Purple Cloud Temple and Taizipo. Then visit South Cliff which is the most beautiful of the 36 cliffs in Wudang Mountains. The South Cliff is one of the scenes selected by the film “Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon”.

 Take the local shuttle bus to the platform where you take a cable car up o the top. Beyond the cable car exit is the magnificent Forbidden City, with its 2.5m- thick stone walls. Then move on to the Golden Hall, constructed entirely from bronze dating from 1416, where you can have a magnificent views.

At Wudangshan, you will have a chance  to watch the martial arts performance at Xiaoyaogu (Carefree Valley) and then end your trip to Wudang Mountains.

Visiting Time: suggested 2-3 Days
Entrance Fee:  RMB 243 ( including admission fees,  shuttle bus )
Location: Danjiangkou, Shiyan, Hubei 湖北省西北部的十堰丹江口境内
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 15:00
Best Time to Visit: Spring and Autumn
How to Get There
Go to Wudangshan from Wuhan either by train or bus

Golden Hall at Wudangshan

Golden Hall at Wudangshan

2. Jingzhou Ancient City 荆州古城
Located about 220km southwest of Wuhan, Jingzhou was once the ancient capital of Chu Kingdom during the Eastern Zhou. Today Jingzhou still has its ancient city relatively intact, a lovely small ancient town.

The present city wall was rebuilt in 1646 during Qing Dynasty. The wall was built of limestone, bricks and earth. It has a circumference of 11.28 km, east and west  3.75 km long, south and north 1.2 km wide, 8.83 meters high, 4567 battlements and 26 forts, 6 soldier hideouts and 6 towers

Entrance Fee:  RMB 50
Location: Jingzhou City
Opening Hours: All day
How to Get There
Go to Wudangshan from Wuhan either by train or bus

Jingzhou Ancient City

Jingzhou Ancient City

3. Wuhan Yellow Crane Tower  黄鹤楼
Yellow Crane Tower is a famous and historic tower, rebuilt many times, which stands on Snake Hill, at the bank of Yangtze River in the Wuchang District, of the city of Wuhan. It is regarded as the symbol of Wuhan city.According to records, the tower was first built in 223 A.D during the Three Kingdoms period.

After completion, the tower served as a gathering place for celebrities and poets to party and compose poetry. The tower, 51.4 meters high, is five-storied with yellow tiles and red pillars, overlapping ridges and interlocking eaves, more magnificent than the old one.

Entrance Fee: CNY 80
Opening Hours: 07:00-18:00
How to get there: take Buses No. 61, 64, 413, 19 or 170 to Yellow Crane Tower

Wuhan Yellow Crane Tower

Wuhan Yellow Crane Tower

4. Shennongjia 神农架
Located 480 km west of Wuhan, Shennongjia is world famed for its myth of ape-man,  its densely forested peaks and medicinal plants.Shennongjia is mainly composed of Shennongjia Nature Reserve, Yantian Scenic Area, Xiangxiyuan Tourism Zone and Yuquanhe Tourism Zone. Shennongjia is the only well preserved large piece of the  green land in China.

Shennongjia National Nature Reserve was listed on UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves. The reserve includes 2,618 square kilometres of forest, and, due to a variety of natural conditions at different elevations, has high plant diversity.

Visiting Time: suggested 1-2 Days
Entrance Fee:  RMB 260 ( a through ticket for three sites)
Shuttle Bus in Shennongjia: RMB 90
Location: West of Hubei Province
Opening Hours: 06:30 – 17:30 (summer); 07:00 – 17:30 (winter)
Best Time to Visit: Spring and Autumn
How to Get There
Go to Wudangshan by bus from Wuhan, Yichang and Shiyan

5. Three Gorges Dam Project Yichang 三峡大坝
The dam is located in the areas of Xilingxia gorge, one of the three gorges of the river, which will control a drainage area of 1 million km 2 , with an average annual runoff of 451 billion m3 . The open valley at the dam site, with hard and complete granite as the bedrock, has provided the favorable topographical and geological conditions for dam construction.

It is the world’s largest hydro-electric power station that traverses the Yangtze River aimed both at harnessing the power of the Yangtze to create hydroelectric power and controling the river to prevent flash flooding that historically caused a great deal of damage.

The huge project took 17 years starting from 1994 to 2009 with total investment of 180 billion Yuan RMB and rural-urban migration of one million people.

Entrance Fee:  RMB 105
Location: Sandouping Town, Yichang, Hubei 湖北省宜昌市夷陵区三斗坪镇
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 19:30
How to Get There
Take buses from Yichang

Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam

6. Hubei Provincial Museum 湖北省博物馆
Hubei Provincial Museum, located in the Wuchang District of Wuhan, is one of the best-known museums in China, with a large amount of State-level historic and cultural relics.Hubei Provincial Museum was established in 1953.

The museum is divided into three parts: the Chime Bells Exhibition Hall, the Chu (a state in the Spring and Autumn Period) Culture Exhibition Hall, and the Comprehensive Exhibition Building. Covering a space of 40,000 square meters, the museum has collected over 200,000 cultural relics from the Chu culture and elsewhere, including the Sword of Goujian, an ancient set of bronze bells (Bianzhong) and extensive artifacts from the tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng.

Entrance Fee:  Free
Opening Hours: 08:30-12:00, 13:30-17:00
How to get there: take Buses No. 14, 552, 578, 605, 701, 709 or 712 to Hubei Provincial Museum; or take Tourist Buses No. 402 or 411 to get there

Hubei Provincial Museum

Hubei Provincial Museum

7. Xiling Gorge Scenic Area 西陵峡风景区
Located 4 km west of Yichang, Xiling Gorge Scenic Area is an AAAA National Tourist Zone with an area of 142 square km.  It starts from Gezhou Dam from the east to the Three Gorge Dam to the west.

Xiling Gorge Scenic Area is rich with tourist resources featuring temples, ancient villages,  clear water streams,  mythical caves, elegant waterfalls and more. People come here to take part in various activities such as drifting, bungee, rock climbing,  and zip-line.

Entrance Fee:  RMB 50
Opening Hours: 08:00 -18:00
How to get there:
Take buses

Xiling Gorge Scenic Area

Xiling Gorge Scenic Area

8. Enshi Grand Canyon 恩施大峡谷
About 585 km west of Wuhan,  Enshi Grand Canyon is within Banqiao Town and Tunbao Township in Enshi, Hubei. It is part of Qingjiang Canyon, 108 km long.

Enshi Grand Canyon fearures the rich karst topography on the banks of the gorge – the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestone, dolomite, and gypsum in the forms of caves, natural bridges and Tiankeng.

Entrance Fee:  RMB 170 (summer); RMB 130 (winter)
Location: nshi Grand Canyon is within Banqiao Town and Tunbao Township in Enshi, Hubei 恩施市屯堡乡和板桥镇境内
Opening Hours: 08:30 – 15:00
How to Get There
Take flights for Enshi from Wuhan, Chongqing and Yichang

Enshi Grand Canyon

Enshi Grand Canyon

9.  Chibi Ancient Battlefield 赤壁古战场
Located about 140 km south of Wuhan, the  city of Chibi in the past was reputed as “The Southern Gate to Hubei”.  It is where the ancient battlefield – Chibi Ancient Battlefield was located.

Chibi, literally Red Stone Cliff,  is the remains of the ancient battlefield in the Three Kingdoms period (220-280).  It is mainly composed of three mountains – Chibi Mountain, Nanping Mountain, and Jinluan Mountain. Chibi used to be a battlefield at the time.

In AD 208, Cao Cao took his 500,000 troops fighting Liu Bei while  also wanting to conquer the Kingdom of Wu in the east. He hoped to reunify the whole country.

Liu Bei retreated in defeat until to Xiakou by the Yangtze River. He sent Zhuge Liang to persuade Sun Quan, king of the Wu, to be united to fight against Cao Cao. Sun Quan agreed and the allied force defeated Cao Cao with a big fire which burnt the rocks red, hence, the name Chibi, meaning red cliff in Chinese.

Visiting Time: suggested 1-2 Days
Entrance Fee:  RMB 260 ( a through ticket for three sites)
Shuttle Bus in Shennongjia: RMB 90
Location: Chibi Scenic Area, Chibi City
Opening Hours: all day
Best Time to Visit: Spring and Autumn
How to Get There
Take buses to Chibi from Wuhan

Chibi Ancient Battlefield

Chibi Ancient Battlefield

10.  Mulan Mountain 武汉木兰山
Mulan Mountain is located in Wuhan Huang Pi District, north of 50 kilometers from the downtown Wuhan. It borders Mulan County in the east, Mulan River in the north, Sheshui River in the west and Dabie Mountain in the north.Mulan Mountain is 582.1 meters above sea level.

There are a lot of temples on the mountain. Mulan Mountain has been a famous religious shrine for one thousand years. The whole scenic area is divided into four parts: the Ancient Village Scenic Area, the Stone Scenic Area, the Flower Garden Scenic Area and the Mountain Village Scenic Area.

Entrance Fee: CNY 80 (Pilgrimage Area)
Opening Hours: the whole day
How to get there: take Suburb Tourist Bus No. 1 at Wuhan Passenger Port; or take buses to Huangpo from downtown area, then transfer a minibus to Mulan Mountain

Mulan Mountain

Mulan Mountain

 

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Top 10 Attractions in Yichang , Top Things to Do in Yichang

Friday, January 28th, 2011
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Plan your Yangzte River Cruise? Yichang is definitely an important port city along the river cruise as well as a must see place on your Yangtze river trip. Yichang is a prefecture-level city located in Hubei province of the People’s Republic of China. It is the second largest city in Hubei province after the province capital, Wuhan.

Yichang is a city with a god-given geographic location and natural resources. You will find grand mountains, historical relics, and water conservancy projects, fused by modern architecture, making an ideal place for holidays and leisure.

No. 01: Three Gorges Dam
The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, located in the Yiling District of Yichang, in Hubei province. The dam body was completed in 2006.

It is a dam one and a half miles wide and more than 600 feet high that will create a reservoir hundreds of feet deep and nearly 400 miles long. The project is China’s Three Gorges Dam, and it has already been the subject of great international scrutiny. It is being called the largest construction project in China since the Great Wall.

Entrance Fee: CNY 105
Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00
How to get there: take Buses No. 4, 10, 21, 100 or 101 to Yemingzhu Zhuanpan, then transfer the Tourist Bus to Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam

No. 02: Chinese Sturgeon Museum
Situated on the islet in Xiaoxita in Yichang, Chinese Sturgeon Museum is part of the Chinese Sturgeon Institution of China which is using artificial breeding techniques to try to preserve this endangered species.
The Chinese Sturgeon is an animal strictly protected by the Chinese government.

It has a history of 140 million years, and is thought to have lived at the same time as dinosaurs. That is why it is called a “living fossil”. The sturgeon can grow up to 4 meters (13ft) in length, weighs up to more than 1000 pound, ranking the biggest of all species of sturgeon in the world and the biggest animal in the Yangtze River.

Entrance Fee: CNY 48
Opening Hours: 07:00-18:30 (May to Oct.); 08:00-17:30 (normal days)
How to get there: take Buses No. 4, 100 or 101 to Chinese Sturgeon Museum

Chinese Sturgeon Museum

Chinese Sturgeon Museum

No. 03: Qu Yuan Ancestral Hall
Qu Yuan Ancestral Hall, also called Qingliegong Ancestral Hall, is located 1.5 kilometers to Zigui County, Yichang City at the north bank of Yangtze River.

Qu Yuan, Chu person of Warring States, was the earliest famous poet in our country. Qu Yuan Ancestral Hall includes entrance, main hall as well as left and right side hall, etc.

The entrance has the work place with a style of four columns and three buildings, with four characters “Qing Lie Gong Ci” written in the middle and “Gu Zhong” and “Liu Fang” on two sides. In the corridor, there are many monuments that are engraved with the poems which were written by Qu Yuan and the ancient poets and calligraphists that sing to praise Qu Yuan.

Entrance Fee: CNY 30
Opening Hours: 08:30-18:00
How to get there: you can rent a car to get there

Qu Yuan Ancestral Hall

Qu Yuan Ancestral Hall

No. 04: Gezhouba Dam
The Gezhouba Dam or Gezhouba Water Control Project, on the Yangtze River is located in the western suburbs of Yichang City in central China’s Hubei province.

Construction started on December 30, 1970 and completed on December 10, 1988.It takes pride in having a generating capacity of 2.71 GW along with three ship locks, 27 gates of the spillway, no flowing dam on both banks and two power stations that generate 14,100 GWh of electricity annually. The navigation lock No. 2 on the third channel was, when built, among the 100 largest in the world.

Entrance Fee: CNY 20
Opening Hours: the whole day
How to get there: take Buses 3 or 9 from the downtown area

No. 05: Xiling Gorge
Xiling Gorge is located in Zigui County and Yiling District of Hubei Province, from Xiangxi down to the western suburbs of Yichang. Xiling Gorge is the largest and farthest downstream of the Three Gorges.

Xiling Gorge is mainly composed of smaller gorges and dangerous shoals. From west to east, there are four gorges: the Military Books and Precious Sword Gorge, the Ox and Horse Lungs Gorge, Kongling Gorge, and Lantern Shadow Gorge, and some dangerous shoals such as Qingtan, Xietan, Xintan and Konglingtan.

Entrance Fee: CNY 50
Opening Hours: 07:00-19:00
How to get there: take Special Tourist Bus 10 to get there

 Xiling Gorge

Xiling Gorge

No. 06: Sanyou Cave
Sanyou Cave is on the cliff of the Xiling Mountain 10 kilometers northwest of Yichang and near the Xiling Gorge. The cave is about 30 meters deep, 23 meters in width and is about 9 meters high.

The cave got its name after the visit of the three most famous poets during Tang Dynasty: Bai Juyi, Bai Xingjian and Yuan Zhen. The scenery of Sanyou Cave is lovely and was once reputed as “the fairyland” by ancient people. It attracted many people who went by Yichang in history. Sanyou Cave is in the sheer cliff and is cool in summer and warm in winter.

Entrance Fee: CNY 78
Opening Hours: 07:00-18:00
How to get there: take Bus No. 10 from Yiling Square of Yichang

 Sanyou Cave

Sanyou Cave

No. 07: Gaolan Scenic Area
Gaolan Scenic Area, which is located at Xingshan County, Yichang  City, Hubei Province, is 30 kilometers away from Xiling Gorge. This scenic area takes the convergence of Gaolan River and Xiayang River as the center, with an area of over 20 square kilometers.

The scenery concentrates on a 7.5-km-long ravine, tree-clad peaks of odd shape on two sides. In the ravine runs a limpid brook.The hills here are verdant covered by lush trees.

Entrance Fee: CNY 20
Opening Hours: the whole day
How to get there: take long-distance bus from Yichang to Xingshan, and get off at Lianghekou Station

Gaolan Scenic Area

Gaolan Scenic Area

No. 08: Former Residence of Wang Zhaojun
Wang Zhaojun was one of the most famous Four Beauties in ancient China alongside Xishi, Diaochan and Yang Yuhuan. The Former Residence of Wang Zhaojun is located in Baoping Village, some 55 km from the Xingshan County of Yichang.

Nearby the village gate is the former dwelling of Wang Zhaojun, which had fallen into disrepair but which has since been restored to its original glory. The house itself is tall, full of rooms with high ceilings, and with winding corridors. In Zhaojun’s hometown, there is a Zhaojun Well with clear water and an ancient stone tablet standing around.

ntrance Fee: CNY 30
Opening Hours: the whole day
How to get there: take the shuttle bus from the downtown area of Yichang to Xingshan County

No. 09: Golden Lion Cave
Situated at the mouth of the Xiling Gorge, the limestone cave is 10.5 miles from Xiaoxita,  Yichang County. It is 6,080 feet deep and there are three layers.

The cave is one million years old and the limestone has taken on grotesque forms.A piece shaped like a lion attracts particular attention and is very lifelike. The cave is known as the number one cave of the world. There are various natural stone formations such as stalactites, petrophone, and the most distinctive one is stone screen, which has divided the main hall into some halls of different size.

Entrance Fee: CNY 60
Opening Hours: 08:00-17:30
How to get there: take a bus at Yiling District, Yichang City

Golden Lion Cave

Golden Lion Cave

No. 10: Jiuwan Stream
Jiuwan Stream is situated at south bank of Xiling Gorge, west of the new county of Zigui, 20 kilometers away from the Three Gorges Dam.

With the length of 42.3 kilometers, it covers the area of 514.5 square kilometers. The average depth of the Jiuwan Stream is 0.8 meters, and the width of it ranges from 40 to 710 meters.

It was once the place where the great patriotic poet Qu Yuan used to give lectures and planted orchid. The Jiuwan Stream Scenic Area is famous for its fancy mountains, clear water, glanderous cliffs, odd stones and famous flowers. It is the top scenic area in Three Gorges Dam which offers exploration, relaxation and sightseeing.

Entrance Fee: CNY 180
Opening Hours: 09:00-16:00
How to get there: There are shuttle buses from Yichang City to Jiuwan Stream

Jiuwan Stream

Jiuwan Stream

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Top 10 Attractions in Wuhan, Top 10 Things to Do in Wuhan

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
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Plan your Wuhan tour? We have collected the top 10 attractions in Wuhan, which will help you arrange your short trip to this massive city of Wuhan in the Central China.

No. 01: Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge
Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge, commonly known as First Wuhan Yangtze Bridge, is the first bridge built over the Yangtze River in Wuhan. Built in 1955, the grand bridge is 1,670 meters long with the main body of 1,156 meters.

Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge has 8 piers and 9 holes. The bridge is divided into two levels with the upper o¬ne for bus transit and the lower for trains. The driveway is 18 meters wide for 6 buses to run parallel. From the bridge, you can see the rolling water run to the east with ships coming and going.

Entrance Fee: free
Opening Hours: the whole day
How to get there: take Buses No. 10, 61, 64, Tram No. 1, 4 or Tourist Bus 1 from the downtown area of Wuhan

Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge

Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge

 No. 02: Yellow Crane Tower

Yellow Crane Tower is a famous and historic tower, rebuilt many times, which stands on Snake Hill, at the bank of Yangtze River in the Wuchang District, of the city of Wuhan. It is regarded as the symbol of Wuhan city.According to records, the tower was first built in 223 A.D during the Three Kingdoms period.

After completion, the tower served as a gathering place for celebrities and poets to party and compose poetry. The tower, 51.4 meters high, is five-storied with yellow tiles and red pillars, overlapping ridges and interlocking eaves, more magnificent than the old one.

Entrance Fee: CNY 80
Opening Hours: 07:00-18:00
How to get there: take Buses No. 61, 64, 413, 19 or 170 to Yellow Crane Tower

Yellow Crane Tower

Yellow Crane Tower

No. 03: Wuhan Zoo
Wuhan zoo is animal kingdom situated in a semi-natural island and developing to feeding animal freely. Three hundred sorts of animals and over four thousand animals are displayed.There are performing birds and seals and other animals.It now occupies an area of 80 hectare including land and lake.

There are lots of trees and flowers in the garden. Birds sing freely in the trees. Wuhan zoo not only displays and protects animals but advocates animal knowledge and research in wild animal science. Wuhan zoo is one of the eight biggest zoos in China.Entrance Fee: CNY 20
Opening Hours: the whole day
How to get there: Buses No. 42, 79, 720, 582, 808 can take you to the Wuhan Zoo.

Wuhan Zoo

Wuhan Zoo

No. 04: Hubei Provincial Museum
Hubei Provincial Museum, located in the Wuchang District of Wuhan, is one of the best-known museums in China, with a large amount of State-level historic and cultural relics.Hubei Provincial Museum was established in 1953.This museum is divided into three parts: the Chime Bells Exhibition Hall, the Chu (a state in the Spring and Autumn Period) Culture Exhibition Hall, and the Comprehensive Exhibition Building.

Covering a space of 40,000 square meters, this museum has collected over 200,000 cultural relics from the Chu culture and elsewhere, including the Sword of Goujian, an ancient set of bronze bells (Bianzhong) and extensive artifacts from the tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng.Entrance Fee:  Free
Opening Hours: 08:30-12:00, 13:30-17:00
How to get there: take Buses No. 14, 552, 578, 605, 701, 709 or 712 to Hubei Provincial Museum; or take Tourist Buses No. 402 or 411 to get there

No. 05: East Lake Park
The East Lake is located in the eastern suburb of the Wuchang City of Wuhan. Built into a park after the founding of new China, it was listed among the first batch national key scenic resorts by the State Council in 1982.

The East Lake Park covers an area of 87 square kilometers, of which the water area is about 33 square kilometers. The lake has bending banks. The park can be divided into 6 parts, namely listen to rotes, Mill Hill, fallen wild goose, white horse, piping, and Luohong, among which scenic spots in the listen to rotes area are near each other.

Entrance Fee: CNY 40 (Moshan Area); free (Tingtao Area)
Opening Hours: 07:00-19:00
How to get there: There are many buses can take you to the East Lake Park: Buses No. 515, 36, 402 or 413 can take you to Moshan Area; Trams No. 14, 102, 537, 578, 605, 701, 411 or 108 can take you to Tingtao Area.

East Lake Park

East Lake Park

 No. 06: Mulan Heaven Pool

Mulan Pool of Heaven is located in the western part of the Mulan Ecotourism Region, bordering Mulan Hill and Mulan Lake to the east, Wuhan.

Mulan Pool of Heaven has more than two hundred natural landscape areas consisting of waterfalls, streams, rivers, fantastic rocks and trees. The most famous ones include Shangba Pool, Xiaba Pool, the waterfall and Diexue Stream.The biggest landscape is the big Heaven Lake namely the Zhujiashan reservoir. The natives provide parasol and chair for tourists to rest where they can admire the scenery while drinking tea, or renting boat to sail in the lake.|

ntrance Fee: CNY 80
Opening Hours: the whole day
How to get there: There are four Tourist Buses in the downtown area can take you to Mulan Heaven Pool every day

Mulan Heaven Pool

Mulan Heaven Pool

No. 07: Guiyuan Buddist Temple
Guiyuan Buddhist Temple(Temple of Original Purity), located on Cuiwei Street Wuhan, is one of the four biggest temples for Buddhist meditation in Hubei as well as an important Buddhist temple in China.

The temple was destroyed and rebuilt for several times in its history and the present temple dates from the early Republic of China.Covering an area of 46,900 square meters with a floor space of 20,000 square meters,made of five courtyards and twenty-eight temple halls ,the temple mainly consists of Daxiongbaodian Hall, Arhat Hall, Sutra Collection Pavilion, etc.Entrance Fee: CNY 10
Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00
How to get there: take Buses No. 45, 707 or Tourist Bus No. 1 to the Guiyuan Buddist Temple

No. 08: Wuhan Botanical Garden
Wuhan Botanical Garden, located in the eastern part of Wuhan, on a peninsula in the East Lake, has a collection of more than 4000 species of flora.Covering an area of 70 hectors, Wuhan Botanic Garden has the largest gooseberry resource reserve, and the largest aquatic plants garden, as well as two plant migration protection gardens, “Three Gorges Plant Garden” and “Rare Plant Migration Protection Base of Central China”.There are over 7000 kinds of plants, it is the richest resource protection base, and the science education base for teenagers and youths.Entrance Fee:
Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00
How to get there: take Buses No. 401, 413, 515 or 36 to Donghu Meiyuan, then transfer Bus No. 402 to Wuhan Botanical Garden

No. 09: Mulan Mountain

Mulan Mountain is located in Wuhan Huang Pi District, north of 50 kilometers from Wuhan. It borders Mulan County in the east, Mulan River in the north, Sheshui River in the west and Dabie Mountain in the north.Mulan Mountain is 582.1 meters above sea level.

There are a lot of temples on the mountain. Mulan Mountain has been a famous religious shrine for one thousand years. The whole scenic area is divided into four parts: the Ancient Village Scenic Area, the Stone Scenic Area, the Flower Garden Scenic Area and the Mountain Village Scenic Area.

Entrance Fee: CNY 80 (Pilgrimage Area)
Opening Hours: the whole day
How to get there: take Suburb Tourist Bus No. 1 at Wuhan Passenger Port; or take buses to Huangpo from downtown area, then transfer a minibus to Mulan Mountain

No. 10: Baotong Zenist Temple
As one of the four biggest jungles in Wuhan, Baotong temple is located on the south foothill out of Dadongmen, Wuchang of Wuhan city, Hubei Province.The Baotong temple began construction at the reign of Baoli second year of Tang Dynasty (826).

The temple was also known by the name of “small Jinshan Mountain” because it is similar to the Jinshan Temple in Zhenjiang.Presently, there is the setting captured animals free pond, the saint monk bridge, the Jieyin palace, the east and west hall, the grand palace, the founder hall and the meditation room in the temple.Entrance Fee: CNY 10
Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00
How to get there: take Buses No. 503, 519, 536, 709 or Tourist Bus No .1 and get off at Hongshan Station

Baotong Zenist Temple

Baotong Zenist Temple

Tip:  Hassle-free Wuhan Guided Tours
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If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Wuhan Guided Tours:

Wuhan Car Rental from US$65
Wuhan Half Day Tour  from US$60  p/p
Wuhan Highlight Day Tour  from US$75  p/p
Wuhan Wudang Mountains 2 Day Tour  from US$255  p/p
Wuhan 4 Day Highlight Tour  from US$420 p/p
Beijing Wuhan 4 Day High-speed Train Tour  from US$600  p/p
Shanghai Wuhan 4 Day Bullet Train Tour  from US$525  p/p

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