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Wuhan, the capital of the province of Hubei, is located along the banks of the Yangzi River near the east of China. The city of Wuhan, first termed as such in 1927, rose out of the conglomeration of three boroughs, Wuchang, Hankou, and Hanyang. It's famous for being the launch of the Wuchang Uprising that led to the collapse of the Qing Dynasty and the establishment of the Republic of China in 1912. Wuhan is known as one of the Three Furnaces of China, along with Nanjing and Chongqing. Wuhan is by far the hottest of the Three Furnaces; the average temperature in July is 37.2°C (99°F), and the maximum often exceeds 40°C (104°F), so it's probably best to avoid this time when visiting.

Wuhan has some nice places to visit, the most famous of which is the Yellow Crane Tower which sits on a small hill overlooking the river in Wuchang. Hankou is the main business and commercial area of the city and this is reflected in its buildings as it features many splendid colonial architectural styles that date from the mid-19th to early 20th century's. Other highlights include a superb provincial museum and the large Guiyuan Temple.

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