Day Three Experiencing the most traditional part of the city in Hankou
Hankou was one of the four most famous towns in China from ancient times onwards, and divided into Jiang’an, Jianghan and Qiaokou districts since the founding of new China in 1949. Between 1912 and 1949, a turbulent period in China, the development of Hankou in business, finance and transportation took off, with some referring to it as an “eastern Chichago”.
Jianghan Road Walking Street
The more than 100-year-old Jianghan Road is located at the center of Hankou, and is noted for its 20th-century European-style buildings.
The 1,600-meter-long street is the longest of its kind in China, comparable to Wangfujing Street in Beijing, Nanjing Road in Shanghai, Heping Road in Tianjin, and Central Avenue in Harbin. Visitors can buy almost everything there.
It’s also worth visiting at night, when the street and the lights really come to life.
Hankou Jiangtan Park
A large green space offering a panoramic view of the Yangtze River, Hankou Jiangtan Park boasts the largest leisure square in the city. Taking a boat at night is considered an essential experience for visitors to the park.
Gude Temple is one of the two existing Buddhist buildings designed in a uniquely exotic style, making it of great importance in terms of religion, architecture and culture. Hidden among the tall buildings of downtown Wuhan, the temple isn’t well known even among local residents and is recommended for visitors pursuing an off-the-beaten path adventure.
Opening hours: 7:00-17:30
Recommended duration for a visit: one to three hours
Address: 74 Gongnongbin Road, Jiang’an district, Wuhan
Ticket price: free admission