Things to do in Hubei

Located at the central part of China, Hubei province was the birthplace of Chu culture, one of the most important parts of the Chinese Culture, tracing back to the Spring and Autumn Period (770-475 BC). With a long and splendid history gives Hubei abundant cultural attractions, including Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan, Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountain, Jingzhou City Wall and more highlights.

Lies in the middle reach of the Yangtze River, Hubei has another unique site-the Three Gorges Dam, the masterpiece in whole world, located in Yichang city. And more beautiful scenery spots spread around, needing you take a cruise tour to explore.

Hubei Tourists Map

  • Top Hubei Attractions
Wuhan Yellow Crane Tower Wuhan Yellow Crane Tower

No.1: Wuhan

Location: in the north of Hubei

Recommended Length of Visit: 2 days

Highlights: Hubei Provincial Museum, Yellow Crane Tower, East Lake, etc.

As the capital of Hubei province, Wuhan consists of three towns: Hankou and Hanyang on the west bank, and Wuchang on the east, divided by Yangtze River. With a geographical advantage, it becomes a routine port for a Yangtze River cruise between Chongqing and Shanghai.

The Hubei Provincial Museum, a leading museum of China kept over 200,000 valued artifacts to illustrate the ancient history happened in Wuhan tracing back to 3,500 years ago. The landmark of city- Yellow Crane Tower is an ideal place to have a bird's eye view of Yangtze River.

Yichang Museum Yichang Museum

No.2: Yichang

Location: in the west of Hubei, with 320 km away Wuhan

Recommended Length of Visit: 1 days

Highlights: Yichang Museum, Chinese Sturgeon Museum, Sanyou Cave

Being an important port of Yangtze Cruise, Yichang is the second largest city in Hubei, endowing many natural reserves when Yangtze River runs by. The great Three Gorges Dam is located here, for instance.

As many tourists visit Yichang for Yangtze River cruise, more and more interesting places are found to known better of this city. You can visit Yichang Museum to see cultural relics, find the precious Chinese sturgeon in Chinese Sturgeon Museum and trace the footprint of three famous poets to appreciate the unique scenery of Sanyou Cave.

Yangtze River Cruise Yangtze River Cruise

No.3: Yangtze

Location: in south of Hubei province

Recommended Length of Visit: 2-3 days

Highlights: Three Gorges Dam, Three Gorges, Shennong Stream

With over 10 provinces Yangtze running through, Hubei province can be the most highlight with many excursions to experience for Yangtze cruiser lovers, including Three Gorges Dam, Three Gorges, Shennong Stream and more authentic natural views. Along Yangtze River, there are many historical relics left, and tourists can join in the Tribe of Three Gorges to feel the local culture.

Wudangshan Wudangshan

No.4: Wudangshan(Mt. Wudang)

Location: in the northwest of Hubei, 400 km away Wuhan

Recommended Length of Visit: 3 days

Highlights: Wudang Mountain, Wudang Martial Arts

With 1,612 meters above sea level, Wudangshan is famous for the birthplace of Taoism and the cradle of Tai Chi, located in Shiyan city of Hubei province. There are 72 peaks, 36 rocky cliffs, 24 streams perfectly integrated with ancient architectural buildings of Golden Palace, Nanyan Temple and more scenic resorts.

Being a part of nature, you can easily feel refreshed and alert when having a short hiking on the stone path or taking a deep breath. What’s more, watching the routine Wudang Martial Arts Performance will let your eyes light up. The variety of martial movements carrying much Taoism and wisdom make tourists known the Wudang Kung Fu vividly.

Jingzhou Ancient City Wall Jingzhou Ancient City Wall

No.5: Jingzhou

Location: in the south of Hubei, 220 km away Wuhan

Recommended Length of Visit: 1 days

Highlights: Jingzhou Ancient City Wall, Jingzhou Museum

Being a national historical and cultural city, Jingzhou was the regime gathered place since the spring and autumn period. It was also the capital city of Chu Kingdom and the origin of Chu Culture.

Located on the banks of the Yangtze River, it owned the advantageous landform and played as the key land for great military battleground, which left many cultural relics mostly have gathered into Jingzhou Museum. And the imposing Jingzhou Ancient City Wall is still kept intact for tourists to recall the ancient battle scene and the building intelligence to defend wars.

Recommended Hubei Tours

Top 3 Hubei tours chosen by most customers to explore Hubei in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Sanyou Cave

3 Days Best of Wuhan Tour from Yichang

Yichang / Wuhan

Purple Cloud Palace

5 Days Wuhan & Wudangshan Tour by High Speed Train

Wuhan / Wudang Mountain

Yellow Crane Tower

9 Days Best of Hubei Tour from Wuhan

Wuhan / Wudangshan / Wuhan / Jingzhou / Yichang / Shennongjia / Yichang

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