Chu River and Han Street is developed as a project of the Phase 1 of Wuhan Central Cultural Zone, which integrates tourist attractions, business, commercial and living accommodation. As the first key project of Wuhan East Lake ecological water network, Chu River and Han Street feature a combination of landscape, ecological projects, cultural exhibition as well as shopping centers.
Chu River and Han Street, with a total floor space of 210,000 square meters, officially opened for business on 30 September 2011. It has become an iconic attraction that incorporates Wuhan’s distinct water scenery, cuisine and lifestyle into a state of the art shopping complex.
Han Street has a unique architectural style, blending tradition and modernity. Most of its architecture recreates the style of the Republic of China period, marked by red-and-grey bricks, delicate architraves, black gates, bronze door rings, shikumen, brick-paved lanes and old-fashioned wooden windows. However, modern and European style buildings are included among the old-style architectures.(hubei.gov.cn by Mao Huifang)