Wuhan

Overall Score

2.5

The confluence of the rivers Yangyong and Hanyou in China is the center of the Hubei Province, the city of Wuhan. These places have an ancient history. More than three thousand years ago, they were first settled here. Todays Lake Wuhan is divided into three parts, each of which is located on the banks of rivers. The "T hinhão" connects Wuchang, Hanyang, and Hanyou by means of bridges.

A large part of the city is located in a hilly area, with the center occupying the plain. The territory is surrounded by natural water bodies, including lakes and springs. In the 3rd century, the city was enclosed by a wall for the safety of its inhabitants. This time is considered the foundation of Okhan. In 223, the Tower of Eurawl was founded on the territory of Uchana. For a long time, the city was considered a center of science and culture. In the 18th century, Ukhan became one of the most important trading cities in the country. In those days, tea was an important commodity for sale. It was exported to Russia and Mongolia, as well as to the north of the country, where there was no distribution.

One important role in the tea trade was played by the Russian merchants, who first established their factories in Yenlodun and then moved them to Khanyukou, one of the districts of Ouhana. A little later, British entrepreneurs took over the tea industry there. In the late 19th century, a railroad ran through the city. The town was the place where freight was moved from rail cars to the river transport.

In 1911, the town organized a rebellion that resulted in the overthrow of the Cyn dynasty. The country was established as a republic. During World War II, the city suffered significant losses as a result of the 1944 aerial bombardment.

In 1957, the first bridge through Yeniseki was built in Okhan, connecting Yuchang to Hanyang. The facility was equipped with a road and railroad, as well as paths for pedestrians. In the fall of 2004, Okhonan held a meter. Thus the city is the sixth in the country to have a metropolitan. There are more than two universities and colleges in Ukhan.

100 USD = 636.69 CNY

Overall Score

2.5
  • Air quality: 113 US AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is less likely to be affected.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 11,000,000 people
  • Population density: busy: 14x14m 196m per person
  • GDP: $8,126 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 2 Mbps Internet in Wuhan is fast averaging 16 Mbps but the Great Firewall slows down speeds to foreign websites by 8x to 2 Mbps.
  • Best wireless: China Mobile
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because WeChat is very hard to set up
  • Tipping: Tipping in China is generally uncommon and can even be considered rude or embarrassing in some circumstances. Seriously. Leaving money on a table in an authentic restaurant may confuse a staff member or cause them stress. … Even worse, gratuity is illegal in airports and some establishments.
  • Apartment listings: Citadines
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coffee 24/7: Wuhan Kingdom Hotel
  • Best taxi: Didi
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Hainan
  • Best intl air carrier: Air China
  • Monthly costs for expat: $850
  • Monthly costs for family: $1900
  • Monthly costs for local: $550
  • Meal: $2.5
  • Small Cola: $0.4
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.2
  • Coffee: $0.8


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