Wuhan New Beacon International
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Flew from Zi'an to Wuhan and then took high speed train for a 2 hour journey to Yichang where we boarded the Victoria River cruise on the Yangtze River for four days. The train station was experience, with so many people waiting for their train, it was a sight in its self. Every one however, had as eat unlike Liverpool Street where there is a total of about ten seats for all. No one ...
... of construction. So eager are they to modernise, what took the modern countries a few hundred years to achieve is happening here overnight. In Xian 10 years ago the the city was primarily a farming area with a rich history. Today a new city blended with the old has emerged supporting 10 million people. The same is evident here in Wuhan and in fact all over China. After driving through the countryside for 4 hours witnessing farmers working their fields we arrived on the bank ...
We came in late, as said, so we didn't have an idea of the actual view. Opening, the curtains of my room, I saw the majestic YangTze river… I had read so much about it, so this was great for me to experience this.
Buckle up; this was a fast paced day.
Fortunately, It started around 9h30, so we were lucky enough to sleep a bit more… just a bit!
Our first visit was at a ...
... the two hills, Snake Hill and Turtle Hill.
We then caught the small ferry across the river and went to Hubuxiang street for more dry noodles with sesame paste, and spicy potatoes, before returning back to the hotel via the ferry to get a taxti (very difficult!) to get to the station for our 5pm train back to Nanjing.
A very successful little trip to Wuhan!
We got up and took a taxi to Guiyuan Temple, which was enormous. We thought at first that the main temple was being renovatd but then found other areas on the site. There is a tradition that you enter the Temple of Arhats (small models of Buddhas) where there are over 500 Buddhas and you start counting from wherever you entr until you get to your birth year. You then make a note of the number and they print off your horoscope on a little gold ...