Wuhan is the capital of Hubei Province, the city's permanent resident population reached 9.78 million in 2010 [2]. The city is the largest one in central China, and an extra clustered city in the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River. The world's third longest river, the Yangtze River, and its longest tributary, the Han River, run through the urban area of Wuhan, and divides Wuhan into three parts, forming a pattern of tripartite confrontation between Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang. The Tang Dynasty poet Li Bai wrote such poem: "When jade flute sound lingers at Yellow Crane Tower, plum blossom falls in river city in May", so Wuhan has been called" River City" since ancient time.


Wuhan belongs to subtropical monsoon humid climate, with abundant rainfall and sunshine. It has four distinct seasons represented by hot summer and cold winter. In the whole year, the average temperature in January is the lowest at 3.7 ℃; the average temperature in July and August is highest at 28.7 ℃. The summer lasts up to 135 days, and the spring and autumn each lasts about 60 days. As Wuhan is located in 30 degrees north latitude, the sun height in midday of the summer is up to 83°. Because Wuhan lies in inland, far away from the ocean, the surrounding terrain is like a basin which makes thermal collection easy and thermal dissipation difficult. Wuhan has many rivers and lakes, leading to much water vapor at night, combined with urban heat island effect and summer drought, the highest temperature in urban area can reach 42℃, resulting in sultry weather, so Wuhan is known as one of China's three furnaces. In early summer, the rainfall in rainy season is concentrated, with annual rainfall of 1,050~1,200 mm. The active accumulated temperature in Wuhan is 5,000℃ ~ 5,300℃, and the annual frost-free period is 240 days.


Yellow Crane Tower

Yellow Crane Tower is one of top 40 national tourist destinations. Yellow Crane Tower has a total of five stories, and is 50.4m high. It was built in the second year of Wuhuang in Wu State in three kingdoms period (AD 223), it was repeatedly destroyed and repaired, and the current structure was repaired in 1985.



The attractions in Wuhan City have direct buses, very convenient. There are no ticket sellers on the buses. The air-conditioning bus fare is 2 yuan, and the general bus fare is 1.2 yuan, the trolley bus fare is 1 yuan, no change is available on buses.


The ferry in Wuhan is characteristic. Taking ferry, you can enjoy the scenery at both sides of the bank, and night scene in Wuhan. After disembarkation, you will enter the Hanjiang Road Pedestrian Street in Wuhan. Ferry fare in general is 1.5 yuan/person, and the fare of a better ferry is 5 yuan/person.

Tour buses

Wuhan has one-day tour buses prefixed with "4". There are two kinds of ticket systems: 2 yuan for general ticket, you can take once by holding this ticket; 5 yuan for through ticket, you can get on and off at any station within the route on the same day. The air conditioners are open in winter and summer, without addition fee charged.


Wuhan Tianhe International Airport is 4E-class airport, and is the scheduled international airport registered in International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and also the air transport hub in central China. At present, China has initially determined to build air cargo, postal, express center in Tianhe International Airport, and build the airport into second-largest aircraft maintenance base in South Central China. Good development opportunities, unique geographical advantages, completed airport features will make Tianhe Airport as an aviation passenger and cargo hub.