Qianjiang is located in south-central Hubei Province in the heart of the Jianghan Plain, with its south side facing the Yangtze River. It has been praised as “the capital of fish and rice” and “the land of water and gardens.” Qianjiang is the hometown of the famous modern Chinese playwright Cao Yu (1910-1996). A long history and culture have endowed Qianjiang with precious cultural sites like the Clay Platform of Zhanghua, the Exhibition Hall of the Works of Cao Yu (曹禺著作陈列馆), and the Li Hanjun Exhibition Room (李汉俊陈列室).
Cao Yu Memorial Hall is located in Cao Yu Park in Qianjiang, Hubei province. It is a specialized exhibition hall in memory of Cao Yu. The memorial hall has two floors and four exhibition halls including an introductory lobby and painting and calligraphy exhibition room. It is further divided into nine parts including memory, communication and companionship areas which introduce in detail Cao Yu's life and major works such as "Sunrise," "Thunderstorm," and "Wilderness."
The World Expo Hubei Pavilion is one of the domestic pavilions at the Shanghai World Expo. Based on the ancient seal script—"water," the Hubei Pavilion looks like the shape of the flowing trajectory of water. The theme of the pavilion is "River and Lake Connecting City and Park," which takes water as the soul to demonstrate Hubei's high quality and abundant water resources. One visits here not only to enjoy the visual aesthetic, but also to experience the audio-visual effect brought by high technology.
The Fanwan (Back Bay) Lake Scenic Area is located in the middle of Qianjiang City and within the Houhu Management District. It is a water garden-style scenic and vacationing spot for tourists that integrates recreation and fishing. The unique landscape here is the natural Fanwan Lake. At the center of the lake is the lake garden. Other attractions include a summer water resort, Furong Island, Bird Island and much more. Fanwan Lake Scenic Area has clear water and beautiful ecological landscapes with a variety of flora and fauna for visitors to enjoy.
The Longwan Site Exhibition Park is located in Longwan in Qianjiang. This is a collection of early Eastern Zhou and Chu cultural heritage relics, which are extremely valuable in Chu culture archeology. The Longwan Site Exhibition Park focuses primarily on Chu culture historical sites. On the basis of archaeological excavation research and related discipline research, some of the buildings and canals will be reconstructed so that historical features (such as the King of Chu's throne) can be experienced in a historical, cultural and scientific manner that integrates tourism, cultural protection and cultural exhibitions.