As one of the largest cities in central China, most modern amenities can be found here.
The Wuhan Plaza, the Galaxy Plaza and a huge Carrefour in Hankou all stock a good range of western goods should you get a sudden craving for something none Chinese!
Hanzheng Street has the strongest appeal with travelers. As early as the Ming Dynasty several hundred years ago, this was regarded as a vitally important destination where peasants and tradesmen could exchange goods.
Today, this place is one of the major wholesale centers in the country. All kinds of gadgets can be bought from here and this is a really atmospheric spot too. Watch out though! Wuhan residents are considered to be some of the shrewdest people in China.
The area around Jianghan Lu is also home to some interesting stores and stalls and some of the smaller buildings around here have maintained their colonial style.