Wuhan is the capital of Hubei Province in the People's Republic of China. It is the largest city in Hubei and the most populous city in Central China. The name "Wuhan" came from the city's historical origin from the conglomeration of Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang, which are collectively known as the "Three Towns of Wuhan". It lies in the eastern Jianghan Plain, at the confluence of the Yangtze river and its largest tributary, the Han River and is known as "Nine Provinces' Thoroughfare". Because of its key role in domestic transportation, Wuhan is sometimes referred to as "the Chicago of China" by foreign sources.
2023 8th International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (ICSSH2023) will be held in Wuhan, China during Dec. 8-10, 2023.
Dec. 8, 2023 is the registration time, Dec. 9, 2023 is the keynote session and panel session for the conference, and Dec. 10 is the time for the tourism. Here is the tourism route (from 8:30AM to 17:00PM):
East Lake Moshan Scenic Area (东湖磨山景区)
East Lake is a large freshwater lake within the city limits of Wuhan, China, the largest or the second largest urban lake in China. Wuhan's East Lake covers an area of 88 square kilometers (33 square kilometers of water area). It is one of the 5A tourist zones of China, and admits over a million people yearly. It is one of the largest sites in Huazhong District. It is also the largest "City Lake" in China. East Lake is made of four areas, Ting Tao, Moshan, Luo Yan Island and Museum of Hubei Province. One end of Moshan features a Daoist temple built over the putative site of where one of the characters in Romance of the Three Kingdoms performed special Qi Men Dun Jia rites before the famous battle of Red Cliffs.
Guiyuan Buddhist Temple (归元寺)
Guiyuan Buddhist Temple enjoys a high reputation among Buddhists for its architecture, excellent sculptures and rich art collection. It was listed as Hubei provincial cultural relic site in 1953, and recognized by the State Council in 1983 as a Buddhist temple of national importance in regions inhabited by Han nationality. It also houses the Wuhan Buddhist Association. Facing east, Guiyuan Temple is divided into front zone and back zone. The front zone consists of three main clusters of buildings, featuring Sutra Chamber, the Grand Hall of the Buddha and Arhats Hall, respectively. Hundreds of thousands of people visited the Guiyuan Temple to pray for fortune on the birthday of the God of Wealth, which is considered to be the fifth day of the Chinese lunar New Year.
Yellow Crane Tower (黄鹤楼)
Yellow Crane Tower, located on Snake Hill in Wuchang, is one of the "Three Famous Towers South of Yangtze River. According to records, the tower was first built in 223 A.D during the Three Kingdoms period (220-280). After completion, the tower served as a gathering place for celebrities and poets to party and compose poetry. It was estimated that up to the Tongzhi Reign of the Qing dynasty, as many as 300 poems about the tower had been found in historical literature. Cui Hao, a famous poet during the Tang dynasty (618-907), made the tower well known throughout China with his poem "Yellow Crane Tower". Destroyed many times in successive dynasties, the present tower is a complete reconstruction and is the result of four years of work beginning in 1981. It is regarded as the symbol of Wuhan city.
Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge (武汉长江大桥)
The Wuhan Yangtze Great Bridge, commonly known as Wuhan First Yangtze Bridge, is a double-deck road and rail bridge across the Yangtze River in Wuhan, in Central China. At its completion in 1957, the bridge was the easternmost crossing of the Yangtze, and was often referred to as the "First Bridge of the Yangtze".
Hubu Lane (户部巷)
Located in Ziyou Road, Wuchang District of Wuhan City, Hubu Lane is one of the most famous streets in Wuhan with over 400 years of history. The 150-meter long street is crowded with various kinds of suppliers, including snack stalls, shopping booths and entertainment venues. It has become Wuhan's official snack street, containing 160 stores that sell 170 types of breakfast foods and snacks. In here, you can try some authentic Re Gan Mian (hot-and-dry noodles), Fried Tofu Skin and shaomai (Steamed Pork Dumplings).