Situated north the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, Hubei, a province with numerous rivers and lakes, has been called the "land of thousand lakes". The Yangtze River cuts through the Wushan Mountain as it flows eastwards, forming the famous gorges linking Hubei with the neighboring Sichuan. The Province has an area of 185 thousand square kilometers and a population of 59.17 million. The capital city is Wuhan.
Located close to Hubei’s northern border, Wudang Shan Mountain is an important site for Daoist pilgrims and is famous in martial art circles as the birthplace of Tai Chi.
The city of Yichang offers an opportunity to visit the Three Gorges Dam which can be seen from a tourist viewing platform. Shennongjia National Park is one of Hubei’s most beautiful national park offering good hiking, camping, monkey viewing.