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Wuhan Travel Tips

Wuhan is a city less traveled by overseas Muslim travelers. IslamiChina has summarized the following Wuhan Muslim travel tips to our Muslim brothers and sisters to travel Wuhan during a short period of time.

Tour Itinerary Planning

Nobody will think of going to Wuhan for a tour unless he or she can not get the flight ticket from Beijing, Shanghai to Yichang to catch their Yangtze River cruise ship. Since Yichang is just two hours by the bullet train from Wuhan and most cruise ships stop or start at Yichang, it makes the flights arriving in Yichang or departing Yichang always full. Therefore, people will take Wuhan as another alternative. However, if you do have some free time in Wuhan, it is recommended to visit the Yellow Crane Tower and Hubei Provincial Museum.


There is no Muslim hotel in Wuhan, you may choose to stay at international brand name hotels such as Sheraton, Hilton, Holiday Inns and dine at local Halal restaurants in Wuhan.

Halal Restaurants in Wuhan

The easiest way to find a Halal restaurant in China is to look for local mosque. Mosque is always located in the center of a Muslim community, no doubt, Halal restaurants can be found around Mosque serving local Halal food. In Wuhan, Halal restaurants are also located in other part of the city serving Southeast Asian Cuisine, local Chongqing Halal cuisine and Xinjiang Uyghur Cuisine, Lanzhou Beef Noodles can be found in many parts of Wuhan.

Mosques in Wuhan

Wuhan Hankou Mosque is also called Minquan Road Mosque, Guangyiqiao Mosque and Hubei Mosque. During Qing Dynasty Emperor Kangxi’s Reign, Muslims from Shaanxi, Gansu, Hebei, Jiangxi and Anhui provinces lived at Guangyiqiao area of Wuhan. In 1623, Guangyiqiao mosque was built by Muslims living nearby. In 1930, Guangyiqiao mosque was rebuilt on the current site of Minquan Road which is of Arabic style covering an area of 750 square meters. Wuhan Jiang’an Mosque was called Qiyi Street Mosque, Liujiamiao Mosque and Erqi Street mosque before. In 1906, Hui Muslims from Henan’s Zhoukou area moved to Wuhan’s Liujiamiao area due to severe flood. They built a very simple mosque at Erqi Road in 1918. Under the help of local government and Islamic Association of Wuhan, the new Jiang’an Mosque was completed in Sep, 2006 which is of Arabic style with three stories and covering a floor space of 1000 square meters.

Money Exchange

You can exchange traveler's checks or cash at most banks, and most 5-star and 4-star hotels always have a money exchange counter. You can also get a cash advance on your credit card on ATM machine. The exchange rate all over China are the same fixed by Bank of China. To change money, you have to have your passport at hand. If you want to change money in a hotel, you usually have to be a guest there. Sometimes if you are not a guest in a hotel but need to change money there, you can just say a random room number, but this doesn't always work. Remember to keep the exchange slip well because you need this slip to change the Chinese Yuan back to your currency if you do have this need at the end of the tour. At present, the RMB is not exchangeable on the International market, so it is only usable within the country. So when you are changing money, don't change too much, because it is difficult to change back into other currencies. To change RMB back into your home currency, you must retain the exchange slips that are given to you at the bank or money exchange counter.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 June 2013 10:33