Wuhan Kingdom Hotel
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... even heard of it!
The museum houses the artifacts recovered
from the tomb of Marquis Zeng, who died 2400 years ago. His tomb was
accidentally found 60 feet underground by some engineers doing a water project
only a few years ago. It was amazingly intact and had never been looted, so
there was quite a collection there. The Marquis was fond of ‘wine, women and
song’ and this was reflected in his ...
We stayed for one night in Wuhan, before catching our next flight to Xi'an. Wuhan is a massive city, even by Chinese standards (10.2 million people), yet few people in the US have heard of it. The city is sometimes referred to as "the Chicago of China" because of its central location within the country and its key roles in trade and transportation. Wuhan is a ...
... was definitely smog. By mid-day, we were able to catch glimpses of the sun trying to break through the dense smog layer. As the day wore on, I could begin to feel my head becoming more cloudy from breathing in the particles. I was amazed at how people could live in a city such as Yueyang and not be able to see the sun on an average day. Yueyang is a relatively small (population of 3 million) port city located between Wuhan and Chongqing on the Yangtze. ...
... I must be cursed, as I had a similar issue on the Viking river cruise in Eastern Europe!
Anyhow, we were met at the airport by Jeffrey, our guide and given a bunch of the history of Wuhan, which is mostly in the middle of China. It is general a warm climate here, lots of agriculture (rice, barley, corn), and was a big industrial city with steel mills, textiles as they grow cotton and heavy machinery production. Now it is mainly a car manufacturing ...
... a special cake was brought to our table which we shared with the people from our group. That was a nice touch.
As I am writing this we are presently in lock # 3 of the three gorges dam. The height difference between the river and the reservoir is approx 100 meters. There are 5 locks and each one lifts the ship approx ...