A Breath of Fresh Air: Wuhan’s Top 6 Outdoor Parks

A Breath of Fresh Air: Wuhan’s Top 6 Outdoor Parks

Every now and again, even the stealthiest urbanite can’t resist a dose of nature and tranquility. Wuhan is home to six impressive parks widely recognized as top national scenic spots. So whether you’re craving a walk by a lakeside, a stroll through a 1700 year old park, an adventure through a huge array of plants and vegetation or a trek through a religious mountain, then look no further than the six parks below.


1) Yellow Crane Tower (Huanghe Lou) Park 黄鹤楼公园 View In Map
One of the first parks in China to be officially designated a 5A tourist attraction, Yellow Crane Tower Park was established over 1700 years ago in 223 AD, during the second year of the reign of Wu Huangwu in the Three Kingdoms era. Located in front of the three famous Jiangnan buildings, Yellow Crane Tower Park has always enjoyed a great reputation as one of the most scenic spots in the world.

Add: Sheshan Montain, Wuchang District, Wuhan

Opening hours: April 1st – October 31st: 7:00-18:30; November 1st – March 31st: 7:30-17:30
Getting there: Take bus No,10, 61, 64, 108, 401, 402, 411, 413, 584 or electronic bus No. 1 or 4 to Huanghe Lou Stop
Website: www.cnhhl.com

2) East Lake Eco-Tourism Scenic Area东湖生态旅游风景区 View In Map
The largest lake in China to be located within a city, this 4A tourist attraction has recently opened its five large parks – Tingtao (Kikunami), Moshan, Chuidi, Luoyan and Ma An Shan Forest – for public use and enjoyment. Among the first places in China to be officially promoted as a top-notch scenic area, East Lake stands out on a national scale for its beautiful vistas and cultural ambiance, and has received more public appreciation than any of the other top ten scenic spots in China.

Add: Luoyan Lu, Wuchang District, Wuhan
Opening hours: 5:30-19:00 (24 hours for public areas )
Getting there: Take bus No. 108, 402, 411, 534, 537, 573, 605 or 810 to Liyuan
Website: www.whdonghu.gov.cn

3) Wuhan Botanical Gardens 武汉植物园 View In Map
Designated a 4A tourist attraction, the Wuhan Botanical Gardens contains the largest display of aquatic plants in the world, a Chinese Gooseberry germplasm cultivation garden, and ten specialized botanical gardens and scenic areas. Also including special exhibits on tulips and desert plants, the gardens have rightly become one of the most famous destinations in Wuhan.

Add: 388 Lumo Lu,Wuchang District,Wuhan
地址:武汉市武昌区鲁磨路, 388号
Opening hours: 8:00-20:00
Admission: RMB 30/person
Getting there: Take bus No. 402 or 709 to Wuhan Zhiwuyuan Stop
Website: www.wbg.cas.cn


4) Mulan Heaven Lake (Tian Chi) Scenic Area木兰天池风景区 View In Map
This class 4A tourist attraction is divided into two areas: a scenic section prime for sightseeing and a separate resort built for leisure. The sightseeing areas are mainly composed of the many romantic vistas and landscapes within the scenic area, including a deep, stirringly beautiful gorge. The resort features the Heaven’s Lake Hotel, as well as a number of villas, wooden buildings, and a large restaurant that can comfortably seat 500 patrons.

Add: Shimen Town, Huangpi District, Wuhan
Tel: 027 6151 8928
Price: RMB 60/person
Getting there: Take direct buses (leave at 7:30---9:30 and 15:00 every day) to the destination at Wuhan Port Passenger Distributing Center
Website: www.mltc.cn


5) Mulan Mountain Scenic Area木兰山风景区 View In Map
Combining religion, popular science, ecology and leisure into a unique whole, this 3A tourist attraction is the only national-level geological park in Wuhan. Mulan Mountain has more than a 1500-year long history as a religious site for both Taoists and Buddhists. As one of the top parks in the province, Mulan Mountain is a nature reserve and cultural preservation area.

Add: Changxuanling Town, Huangpi district,Wuhan

Opening hours: 7:00-18:00
Tel: 027 6150 2718
Price: RMB 50/person
Getting there: Take direct tourist buses to the destination at Wuhan Port Passenger Distributing Center
Website: www.whmls.cn


6) East Lake Birdsong (Niaoyu) Forest  东湖鸟语林 View In Map
Located on the north shore of East Lake, this 2A tourist attraction features several unique attractions for bird lovers, including special bird performances and a bird rescue center. With more than 200 different species and over 8000 total birds – including 20 species of first and second level nationally protected birds – this is  this is truly a bird and nature-lover’s paradise!

Add:182 Donghu Lu,Wuchang District,Wuhan
Price: RMB 20/person
Opening hours: 07:00- 19:00
Getting there: take bus No. 108, 402, 537,605 or 712 to Liyuan Stop 

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