Apologies for it being rather quiet around here the last few weeks – been fairly hectic at work and not had much free time for updating. Unfortunately next week will be my last in China and, whilst I would love to stay longer, I’ll be back in the UK at the beginning of May after a short holiday somewhere east of here (more on this soon). Whilst it’ll be sad to leave Beijing, having gotten pretty accustomed to things, I’m sure I’ll be back again at some point…

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I spent last weekend visiting a friend in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, and the most populous city in central China with over 9 million inhabitants. Whilst I very much enjoyed my time there the weather was not much good for photography – the sky was filled with a thick haze the entire time I was there. Even so, I still managed to see some great sights and indulge in some truly amazing food!!

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Huanghelou (The Yellow Crane Tower) – actually built in 1981 and even has an elevator!

Having been destroyed & rebuilt many times throughout history The Yellow Crane Tower has a fascinating past and is one of Chinas most renowned towers. Its 5-level roof is covered by 100,000 yellow glazed tiles with upturned eaves which are designed to resemble a yellow crane in flight. The view from the top is equally impressive.

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Guiyuan Buddhist Temple (Temple of Original Purity) – contains 500 Buddha’s/Lohan’s, each with unique facial expressions.

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Wuchang (East Lake) – the largest lake within a city in China… if you could see it!

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Moshan Hill – on the south-east side of East Lake. Interesting carvings & statues in the undergrowth.

Wuhan positioned roughly in the centre of China so you are more than likely to visit if you travel around the country and I’d say it was worth it 🙂

Comments

  1. Shirley says:

    From my point of view, Wuhan is an amazing city for it has many beautiful scenic spots as well as some significant historical memories. In China's economic development respect, Wuhan plays a very important role both in ancient times and in modern times. I will definitely visit that city again 😉
    It says, people walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart. Despite my inevitable sadness at the fact of your leaving, I am still glad indeed that your time and mine have intersected for a period, enabling me to share my thoughts and ideas with you, for what they are worth.
    All the best, wish you every success in 2007!
    Shirley

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