Ningbo Travel Guide

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Ningbo Highlights

  • Pro
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     friendly people, easy to get around, good hotels 

  • Con
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     isolated, no mayor tourist attractions 

  • In a nutshell
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     Everything expensive!!! 

Ningbo Things to Do

  • The bund

    It was said the place was even 20 years elder than "the bund“ in Shanghai, as Ningbo was among the first batch of cities forced to be open to foreign trades during the colonial time.

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  • Savour the past and the present at the...

    Ningbo being an important port also had a sizeable European community during the 1800-1900s, especially British as it was a British treaty port. So it got its own Bund, built on the same principle as the more famous namesake in Shanghai. However, the Ningbo Bund is allegedly older than the one in Shanghai, even though it is much smaller. Be that as...

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  • Tianyi Square - where it all happens

    The heart of the modern Ningbo, with restaurants, entertainment and shopping is Tianyi Square. This is where people come to eat, drink, shop and just relax, watching the water displays or others enjoying themselves. Here you will also find the Shipu Hotel seafood restaurant and all sorts of eateries.A surprise feature is also the Catholic Church...

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  • Ningbo Ocean World

    Ningbo Ocean World known as Ningbo Haiyang Shijie is located about 10 minutes by taxi from Ningbo downtown. It is less than 5 minutes from Metro supermarket and next to the Children's Park. We were traveling with my parents and my 2 younger sisters. In fact everyone was pleased. We had a great time going through the different zones and meeting the...

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  • Ningbo Tianfeng Tower

    Ningbo Tianfeng Tower is just 5 minutes walk from Tianyi Square and next to Cheng Huang Temple. For a long time the Tianfeng Tower used to be the highest construction in Ningbo. Located on Da Sha'ni Jie and Kaiming Jie, the Ningbo Tianfeng Tower was originally built during the Tang Dynasty (695-696) then rebuilt during the Song Dynasty (1144).After...

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  • Moon Lake

    Like many other places in China, Ningbo also boasts its own lake, the Moon Lake (Yue Hu), and as ever it also a tourist attraction. A tourist attraction or no, it offers a bit of tranquility in the midst of the busy centre, even though it is dissected in the middle by a busy road (Liuting Street). There are restaurants, tea houses, pavilions,...

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  • Anyuwang Temple

    Legend says the Sheli Pagoda here wasn't built, but rose from the ground. This active monastery 20 kilometres from Ningbo houses a bone fragment of Sakyamuni, Buddhism's founder, as well as artifacts, paintings and calligraphy - some personally written by Chinese emperors.

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  • Baoguo Si

    Twenty kilometres north of Ningbo, this complex contains notable exhibits of Chinese architecture, and having been built in 1013 A.D. is itself one of the oldest wooden structures south of the Yangtze. Other exhibits feature inlaid wood, porcelain, bronze, pottery and cloisonne.

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  • Moon Lake

    Poets have rhapsodized about this jewel-like body of water for 1,300 years. Just east of the hotel district, Moon Lake Park contains tree-lined walkways, pagodas and pavilions, and a large children's playground area.

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  • Tianfeng Ta

    Another striking piece of architecture, this elegant pagoda was built in 1330 A.D. to replace one that had stood on the site for 800 years. It is still the tallest structure in Ningbo, and thus affords the city's best view.

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  • Tianyi Ge Library

    Built in 1561, this is the oldest library in China and a fascinating piece of architecture: to prevent fires, water troughs are part of the building's design, and there are decorative "false mountains" at the entrances. Some 300,000 books, including 80,000 rare volumes, are on display.

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  • Maritime museum

    Close to the centre of the city, you can find the maritime museum. In the past capitains, but also shipowners came here to discuss the business.

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Ningbo Hotels

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Ningbo Restaurants

  • The next door

    A local restaurant know for delicious local food, and sea food. The name is local dialect means "the next door" All of them

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  • Wonderfull authentic Ningbo and...

    Characterised by refined elegance and stylish décor, Shang Palace is most praised for its authentic Ningbo and Cantonese dishes. It offers a periodically updated menu according to the 24-season Chinese lunar calendar and an abundant Hong Kong dim sum spread at weekend lunch for a delightful dining treat.Located on the first and second levels of the...

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  • No regret guarantee!!

    Avanti Culina that located in Pan Pacific Hotel Ningbo serves premium Italian cuisine along with 5 star quality steaks and fishes with very reasonable price. From the bar, we serve chilled local and international beers and various spirits, wines and cocktails. Enjoy a 3 course lunch for only 98RMB nett or a Dinner for two for 388RMB nett that...

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  • “Best Fusion Dinner I ever enjoyed....”

    Every time I visit GANESHA restaurant the exceed my culinary expectation. This time they had an innovative FUSION DINNER with a local Italian DA PAOLO restaurant. Food was fresh; service, like always, excellent; price very reasonable and restaurant atmosphere cordial. We spent 3 hours of best dining -- ever. Ganesha Manager explained the Fusion...

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  • Low quality food for the price-rip-off

    We had heard of a new Italian place opening in our city. A couple of friends have said the food is good and that they offer a special 50% off food discount on Wedesday. My family and I decided we'd give it a try and brought some other intreged friends along with us. When we showed up the first bad sign was the missing straps on the baby seats....

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  • Italian Experience!

    Small but fiendly restaurant with authentic Italian food. Pleasent atmosphere and great food. Only one problem - make sure you ask them to deliver the food in the right order, Starter/Main. All of ours arrived together - Chinese style. I had Bruchetta to start, plenty of it and very tastey. Main course - Veal, fantastic but with no extra's (veg or...

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Ningbo Nightlife

  • Lawaitan Ningbo ~

    hi ~ it's ray here.couple of months ago i was in ningbo and i have found the best Irish pub in town is Shamrock at Lawaitan, just near the Church, infront of Indian Kitchen ~ it's a friendly pub, they got huge collection of music.Wide range of cocktails, famous beer brands, spirities and so on ~ a piece of busy pool table.5 pcs of LED TV, you will...

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  • A guide to Ningbo nightlife

    First, start your evening at Nancy's Thai, for some good Thai food, and after dinner, a drink at the bar. Then, take a taxi to to Lao Waitan to have some drinks. LWT is really the only place to go in Ningbo for nightlife. It's rather like Shanghai's Xintiandi. Rather expensive, but there's not much other choice. The only other pub of importance is...

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  • Irish Bars in Ningbo

    O' Reillys (opposite the Shereden Hotel) and Shamrock (near the Catholic Church) are both typical Irish Bars - Great atmosphere, friendly staff and of course, great beer. Both are good family bars and have Pool table and Darts board and on the nights I visited full of local expats on a normal night out. Anything you want, within reason.

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Ningbo Transportation

  • Ningbo Lishe international airport.

    This is first time i have been to the New Ningbo Lishe airport after the government has build a new airport right beside the old one. And it is really cool airport.It should be consider as one of the most advanced airport in China, though the size isn't big. But all the technology has imported while building this airport makes it become such a...

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  • Ningbo Center long distance transpation...

    In China, Ningbo is one of the few city had Highway before 1997. Till now, the highway transport system is well developed in Ningbo. That's also mean it is very easy to get around Ningbo very easy.

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  • Ningbo International Airport

    Right now, Ningbo's airport is not too big, But, the airport expand project will finished by the end of this year. (2002). And Ningbo goverment is also planning to build another larger airport.But it is a very good way to get there except you arrived in China at Shanghai.

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Ningbo Off The Beaten Path

  • Tiantong Temple

    Some 120 kilometres east of the city, this old temple dates back to 300 A.D. Originally a collection of grass huts, it later became one of the biggest Buddhist complexes in China and still covers more than 44,600 square meters.

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  • Tiantai

    This mountain is one of Chinese Buddhism's most important sites. About 140 kilometres south of Ningbo, Tiantai has several impressive temples which feature Buddhist art, sightseeing, vegetarian meals and even overnight accommodation.

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Ningbo Favorites

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    Moon lake in the downtown

    by w3ejijunchen Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Not only you can eat lots of sea food, and also you can visit China's oldest fram. And don't forget, there are 2 out of four China's famousest tample. Remember, you will make your wishes come ture.
    Standing by the Yong river, you would find out that the night of this city is so beautiful.

    Fondest memory: I miss the seafood of Ningbo,

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