Wuhan

Waterways, KTV and traditional street food

Expansive and populous, Wuhan is spread out over a vast area spanning the three former cities it now contains. While landmarks like the Yellow Crane Tower and Guiyuan Buddhist Temple are attractions in themselves, the gardens and grounds that surround them are popular with locals looking for a slice of peace amid the urban buzz. Overlooking one of Wuhan’s many universities, Luojia Mountain offers wide-reaching views over the city from its forested slopes.

 

Reconnect with the city’s port heritage with a boat ride along the Yangtze River, or a walk over one of the city’s towering bridges. Head to a tranquil waterside park for sweeping views of the Wuhan skyline. Strong links to the water don’t stop there, with the East Lake providing a welcome reprieve for city-dwellers with its still waters, lush greenery and scenic spots for relaxing with family and friends.

Locals know the popularity of karaoke in Wuhan, and it’s easy to head out for a night of singing at one of the many KTV bars in Jianghan and scattered across the city, some featuring labyrinthine corridors lined with neon-lit wine bottles. You haven’t experienced real KTV until you’ve been to a skyscraper with private booths and waitresses bringing heart-shaped cakes, big boxes of beer and fruit plates, alongside the singing itself.

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