Wuhan scenic spot
Wuhan scenic spot
Huanghe Tower is seated at the top of Sheshan Mountain, Wuchang, to the south of Changjiang Bridge. This is a modern Qing style reproduction of a Temple that was originally situated about 1km from this spot but was destroyed by fire in 1884. The Tower itself is 50 meters high with five storeys stretching upwards from the ground. The Tower is covered with tiny tiles glazed in gold. Frescos decorate the walls here and the entire construction is hung together with red auspicious columns.
Guiyuan Temple is located at Cuiwei Street, Hanyang. Its name originates from a Buddhist��s chant "kind nature brings good results". The Guiyuan Temple is Wuhan's most famous Buddhist temple, both in terms of religion and architecture. For several years this Temple has been considered one of the most holy Buddhist sites in central China and Buddhist followers and dignitaries including the US Secretary of State, former Singapore Prime Minister and the Cambodian King have visited the temple. The original temple building took over six years to finish; consisting of a Grand hall, Guest hall, Meditation hall and Abbot's room and covering an area of 46900 square meters. Inside, the Temple houses a collection of rare sutra, a jade Buddha and 500 gilded Arhats, all of which survived the ravages of the Cultural Revolution. There is also a good vegetarian restaurant here.
East Lake is vast and meandering. It's surrounded by green mountains. The Lake possesses rich botanical resources. There is a large stretch of metasequoia forest. The lake here is huge, six times the size of the West Lake in Hangzhou and divided into different thematic areas including the Listening to the Waves area, Mill Hill, and the The Poetry Composition Pavilion. The mild temperature and abundant sunshine here foster the rich plant resources in the East Lake area: 3.18 million plants of 372 different type, among which "the orchid in spring, the lotus in summer, the sweet-scented Osmanthus in autumn and the plum blossom in winter" are the most renowned. There are over 80 species of bird and fish here too of which, the Wuchang fish is the rarest and the most famous.
Hubei Provincial Museum
Travelers interested in China's brilliant historical civilization should not miss Hubei Provincial Museum ) with its collection of more than 140,000 artifacts excavated from ancient tombs. It was a fantastic place but it is still relatively unknown to foreign tourists. The museum display includes a 2000- year old coffin, which is still in good condition. All the items in display were unearthed from one king's tomb dating back to Spring and Autumn Periods more than 2000 years ago. The ancient Chu music performance is the highlight. Chu, an ancient, strong kingdom ruling over today's Wuhan area was famous for its music. Many of China's classic pieces have been evolved from the ancient Chu music.
Changjiang River Bridge
Wuhan Changjiang River Bridge began to be built on September 9, 1955. It was opened to traffic October 13, 1957.The whole bridge is 1670 meters long. It has 8 piers and 9 holes. The bridge is divided into two levels with the upper one for bus transit and the lower for trains. The driveway is 18 meters (59feet) wide for 6 buses to run parallel. To fully view the splendid bridge and the marvelous river, you can climb up the 7-story bridge tower at either end of the bridge by elevator or staircases. The attached buildings and decorations are harmonious and exquisite, reflecting rich Chinese architectural features. The theme of sculptures on the 143 panes along each side of the bridge is from the folk art, such as the peacock showing its fine feathers, carp playing among lotus, a magpie singing on blossom tree.