is a generic name, referring to the three linked mid-Yangtze Rivercities
of Wuchang, Hankou, and Hanyang.
capital of Hubei Province, is the largest city in Central China.
It subtropical climate is characterized by humid weather and a monsoon
season. Located at the junction of the Beijing-Guangzhou Railway
and the Yangtze River waterway, Wuhan has always been known as the
"Thoroughfare of Nine Provinces. " Covering an area of
8, 410 square kilometres the City of Wuhan has a population of 7.4
has a long history and rich cultural heritage. Archaeological findings
indicate that Panlong, a city north of Wuhan, dates back more than
3,500 years, to the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC). [Wuhan is also
home to Cha Culture, which has a history of over 2,500 years. The
Yellow Crane Tower it one of three famous historical towers south
of the Yangtze River (the other two being Yueyang Tower in Hunan
Province and the Prince Teng Tower in Jiangxi Province). East Lake
is a state-recognized scenic spot loved for its natural beauty.
And the Guiyuan Buddhist Temple is known as "the ancient temple
at the Buddhist centre. " It is also the most convenient base
from which to explore the Three Gorges and other famous prime sights
in Central China. The city has a solid industrial foundation, with
metallurgy, machinery, light industry, pharmaceuticals, chemicals,
electronics and building materials is its pillar industries. Some
promising high-tech sectors are rising, including fiber optics,
biological engineering, lasers, microelectronics, and new materials.