Wuhan is an Yangtze River cruise port and the capital city of Hubei province (central China), with population around 10,6 million (metro over 19 million). Wuhan is embarkation / disembarkation port for river cruises between Chongqing and Wuhan. The city is located at the intersection of the rivers Han and Yangtze.
Wuhan metro city combines three cities (Hankou, Hanyang, Wuchang) and is a major transportation hub with important railways and highways passing through the city. It is ranked Central China's economic, financial, transportation, cultural and educational center.
Among the main tourist attractions is Yellow Crane Tower (originally built in 223 AD). The current tower is on Yangtze River and was constructed in 1981 on Sheshan (Snake Hill), approx 1 km (o,6 ml) away from its original location. The original tower has been destroyed and rebuilt several times (by both warfare and fire) and majorly repaired at least 10 times. The last original tower was built in 1868 and destroyed in 1884. In 1957 was built the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge (trestle bridge), with one trestle on the tower's original site. In 1981 started the building of the new tower (on its new location). Its construction was completed in 1985. Yellow Crane Tower is one of the sout China's Three Great Towers - together with "Pavilion of Prince Teng" (located northwest of Nanchang) and the "Yueyang Tower " (located in Yueyang).
Since 2018, Guangshengang XRL (Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link) - high-speed railway - connects Beijing with Hong Kong (Kowloon Station) via Guangzhou and Shenzhen. The largest cities connected to Hong Kong via HSR (without interchange) also include Changsha, Guiyang, Wuhan and Nanning.
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