Hot dry noodles is Wuhan’s most iconic food. The dish is made of noodles mixed with thick sesame paste. Make sure you eat the noodles while they are hot. Otherwise, they’ll stick together.
Hot dry noodles used to be the favorite food of boat trackers at the wharf. The noodles are rich in carbohydrates, helping provide the boat trackers with enough energy for a full day of hard physical labor.
People in Wuhan love eating crayfish in summer and pork rib soup with lotus roots in winter.
4.武汉的鸭脖子很有名，在机场、车站到处都能看到速食包装的周黑鸭，可以带一点给家人朋友。但是特别辣，要注意。Braised duck necks are a popular snack in Wuhan. You can find Zhou Hei Ya chain stores at airports, railway stations, and bus stations. We’d recommend that you buy some ready-to-eat duck products for your friends and family to try. But remember to give them a heads-up: they are very spicy!
Wuhan has hot summers. In the past, few households had air conditioners. That’s why it was common to see men walking on the street shirtless and people sleeping on bamboo beds on the curb. However, it is not a common sight nowadays as people’s lives and their awareness of social etiquette have improved.
Wuhan sits on the banks of the Yangtze River. So, the humidity here is relatively high. If you come here in summer, you may feel as if you’re living in a sauna. Some African students in Wuhan said, “It is even hotter here than in my home.”
Due to the economic difficulties China faced in the 1950s, the government decided not to provide central heating for South China. This policy has lasted until the modern day, so in winter it is more unbearable here in Wuhan than in the colder north due to high humidity and lack of heating. But things are getting better. Many households are now equipped with air conditioning and heating.
As the saying goes, “you are where you live.” Wuhan’s extreme temperatures have shaped the locals’ personalities. They are usually bold, vigorous, and straightforward. They talk in a loud voice even in ordinary conversations. So if you see people talking loudly on the street here, be sure not to mistake it for arguing.
Wuhan has nine metro lines in service, most of them were built in the last decade. At the very beginning, one metro line was opened every year. Then, two lines per year. This is “China speed”, and it offers you a glimpse into Hubei’s strong infrastructure.
The Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge is 1.6 km long. The bridge opened to traffic in 1957. It was the first double-deck road and rail bridge over the Yangtze River since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.