Museum in Wǔhàn

Húběi Provincial Museum

Some minor renovations have lifted one of China's finest public museums to even further heights. The history of China is on display here in all its glorious complexity. The centrepiece is the exhibition of the tomb …
Buddhist Site in Wǔhàn

Guīyuán Temple

An afternoon at this revered 350-year-old Buddhist temple can fluctuate between serenity and chaos, depending on the tour buses. Pass a large rectangular pond where turtles cling like shipwrecked sailors to two meta…
Historic Site in Wǔhàn

Yellow Crane Tower

Wǔhàn’s magical dancing crane, immortalised in the 8th-century poetry of Cui Hao, has long flown, but the city’s pride and joy remains perched atop Snake Hill. The tower has had its history rebuilt out of it since t…
Museum in Wǔhàn

Húběi Museum of Art

As contemporary Chinese artists continue to soar in the art world, institutions such as the excellent Húběi Museum of Art gain increased relevance and acclaim. Bright young things are not the only exhibitors of note…
Taoist Site in Wǔhàn

Chángchūn Temple

This charming, restored Taoist temple dates to the Han dynasty and is one of the best-known Taoist monuments in the country. The Hall of Supreme Purity (太清殿; Tàiqīng Diàn), containing a white-bearded statue of Laotz…
Park in Wǔhàn

Hànkǒu Bund

The Hànkǒu Bund is a roughly 4km stretch of curated park running parallel to the Yangzi where locals gather to amble or gossip at varying levels of intensity. There are some teahouses and bars, a swimming-pool compl…
Area in Wǔhàn

Chu River & Han Street

This recently established 'Cultural Centre' on the east side of the river is essentially a high-end shopping and eating district, but it's nonetheless a pleasant pedestrianised area with soft lighting and a friendly…
Museum in Wǔhàn

Revolution of 1911 Museum

Housed in a dramatic, eye-catching red rock–like building, the Chinese Communist Party propaganda machine is in full tilt, but there are some interesting old photos.
Museum in Wǔhàn

Butterfly Museum

100,000 specimens of butterfly can be seen at this small, friendly museum on the eastern edge of Moon Lake Park.