Wuhan (Chinese: 武汉) is the capital of Hubei province in central China. It is a major transportation hub. With a 3,500-year-long history, Wuhan is one of the most ancient and civilized metropolitan cities in China.
The Wuhan Yangtze Great Bridge (Chinese: 武汉长江大桥), commonly known as Wuhan Changjiang Bridge, is a double-deck road and rail bridge across the Yangtze River. At its completion in 1957, the bridge was the easternmost crossing of the Yangtze, and was often referred to as the "First Bridge of the Yangtze". It is one of the landmarks of the city.
Yellow Crane Tower (Chinese: 黄鹤楼) is a tower of traditional Chinese architecture. The current structure was built in 1981, but the tower has existed in various forms since at least AD 223. The current tower is situated on Mountain She (Sheshan), one kilometer away from the original site. It is on the bank of the Yangtze River in Wuchang District. The Tower is a good photography spot for a panoramic view of the city.
Hubu Alley (Chinese: 户部巷) is located in Wuchang district and was built around Ming and Qing dynasty. Many traditional buildings have been preserved in this alley, and since it is close by the Yangtze river wharf, it used to be the busiest market in old times. Nowadays, it is famous for different kinds of street food and shopping.
Ancient Lute Platform (Chinese: 古琴台), also known as Boya Platform, is located at the west side of the Mountain Gui (Gui Shan). The platform was built in Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), and was damaged multiple times in its history. It was rebuilt during the era of Emperor Jiaqing (1796-1820). The complex showcases traditional Chinese building styles, covers an area of about 15 acres.
East Lake (Chinese: 东湖) is a large lake within the city, and said to be the largest urban lake in the country. The lake covers an area of 88 square kilometers. It is one of the 5A tourist zones of China. East Lake is made of four areas, Ting Tao, Mo Shan, Luo Yan Island and Museum of Hubei Province. Some notable sites around the lake include the "Chu Castle" (楚城), Wuhan Botanical Garden, etc.