Sitting at the jointure of the Yangtze and Hanshui rivers and the Beijing- Guangzhou Railway, Wuhan enjoys convenient transportation and has long been a distribution center of goods in central China. It is made up of Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang, with a total of 3.35 million residents.
Wuhan has along history and was called Jiangxia in ancient times. Queyue City ( now Hanyang ) was built in late the Eastern Han Dynasty and Xiakou City ( now Wudhang) in the Three Kingdoms Period. Hankou became one of the four commercial cities in the Ming Dynasty with bustling businesses. The three cities were merged into one named Wuhan in 1949.
Wuhan has a sub-tropical monsoon climate and is very hot in summer The highest temperature in July and August can be 40¢Xc or above, gaining the city fame of one of China's three "stoves".
The 1911 Revolution broke out in Wuchang and Hankou was once the capital of the Northern Expedition troops.
Tourists to Wuhan can pay a visit to the East Lake, Guiyuan Temple, Ancient Lute Pavilion, Tortoise Hill and Yellow Crane Tower, or enjoy the scenery along the Three Gorges by pleasure ship.
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