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Things to do and see in Wuhan

2009-04-30 03:30:28 GMT2009-04-30 11:30:28 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

If you visit Wuhan in late March, the cherry blossom trees on the campus of Wuhan University are well worth a visit. (file photo)

Wuhan has four distinct seasons - a mild spring and fall, a hot summer and a frozen winter. Given this, the best time to visit Wuhan, naturally, is either in the spring or in the fall.

Wuhan has many historical places of interest. Huanghe Lou, or Yellow Crane Tower, located near the southern end of the Yangtze River Bridge, is one of China's most famous ancient towers built in the 3rd century.

It inspired many poets and artists. The famous poet Li Bai of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) wrote one of his best poems during his visit to the tower.

The original tower was destroyed in 1884 and the current replica came up in 1986.

If you visit Wuhan in late March, the cherry blossom trees on the campus of Wuhan University are well worth a visit.

The Hubei Provincial Museum located by the East Lake will not disappoint those interested in Chinese history. The 40,000-sq-m museum has thousands of ancient artifacts, including bronzes, pottery, weapons and instruments dating to the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC).

Hankou is Wuhan's commercial center and home to the most shopping malls and the markets of Hanzheng Street.

Traditionally, a center of education, Wuhan has the second most universities and colleges after Beijing in China. Most of them are in Wuchang.

There are also Buddhism temples, Christian churches and mosques scattered across Wuhan. Guiyuan Temple in Hanyang is a big attraction for both Buddhists and tourists.

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