Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism

The city of Ningbo is located in the northeast of Zhejiang Province, the south wing of the Yangtze River Delta. Ningbo, due to its unique geographic advantage, is an important port city. The city lies on the site of the birthplace of Neolithic Hemudu Culture (5,000-7,000 years ago), which is viewed as one of the direct sources of ancient Chinese civilization.

Ningbo is a historic and cultural city and has been included on the list of national historic and cultural cities. Ningbo is abundant with many historical sites and splendid scenery. The Old Bund (Lao Waitan) is full of historical buildings occupied by bars and restaurants. Lake Dongqian, a provincial scenic spot, is the largest lake in the Zhejiang Province with 1200 years of history. The Shipu Fishing Port in Xiangshan is strongly recommended by visitors from both China and abroad. Ningbo boasts a profound book collection culture and the Tianyi Pavilion (Tian Yi Ge), the oldest existing library in China. Over 400 years old, the traditional wood-structure building contains thousands of well preserved volumes.

Ningbo is also famous for its splendid Buddhist culture. There are many famous temples like Tiantong Temple, King Asoka Temple and Baoguo Temple. The Tiantong Temple is one of the five Zen Buddhism temples in China, while the King Asoka Temple is the Buddhist relic of Sakyamuni Buddha. Baoguo Temple was built in the East Han Dynasty (25AD-220 AD), the oldest wood-structure building in southern China.

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  • Xikou-Tengtou Scenic Area is a national 5A scenic area. It consists of Xikou Xuedou Mountain Scenic Area and Tengtou Scenic Area. With lush green mountains and crystal clear water, Xikou Xuedou Mountain Scenic Area is a national key scenic spot located in Xikou Town, Fenghua District. To its east is Wuling Ridge and to its south is Yanxi River....
  • Consisting of two core sites: Tianyi Pavilion Museum and Moon Lake, Tianyi Pavilion & Moon Lake Scenic Area is located centrally in Ningbo, with a total area of about 1 square kilometer. It has rich historical and cultural heritage. There are more than 50 cultural relic protection units and points at all levels, and three national key cultural...
  • During the Saoding Years (绍定年间) of the Southern Song Dynasty, a man with the surname of Tong traveled here and attracted by the verdant mountains and crystal-clear water, he then relocated his family here. Qiantong Ancient Town is located in the southwest of Ninghai County, Ningbo City, Zhejiang. It really is an original Ming- and Qing-style...
  • One will be attracted by the oil painting on the entrance of J Café. On the wall made of coffee beans extends an auto racing track, which is so original and creative. The owner spent a whole month talking with the painter about the idea of the painting. Automobiles and coffee are the favorite stuff of the owner. One can also find the two factors...
  • Feast Modern Restaurant Ningbo is a nice-looking, well-decorated restaurant that has an old but rich architectural style that surrounds diners while they enjoy their wonderful meals. The ancient brick walls have mysterious exquisite windows, which add to the elegance and comfort. Located in the city of Ningbo, the restaurant features seafood and...
  • Bass Clef Bar, a hot, live music spot in Ningbo, is located on the north side of the Old Bund (Lao Waitan), less than five minutes from Tianyi Square, the most popular place in the city center. Though there are lots of bars in this area, the Bass Clef Bar is one of the better bars, renowned for its live music. There is a mini stage for live shows,...
  • The Westin Ningbo is situated near the Fenghua River in the city’s Central Business District, a few steps from Tianyi Square’s myriad of restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. It offers a range of superb features in an upscale and inviting setting to ensure you enjoy yourself and feel your best. The Business Center lets you maximize...
  • The New Century Ningbo Hotel is a four-star modern hotel with a reputation as the top hotel for business meetings. It is located in the center of Ningbo metropolitan, which is two kilometers away from the exit of Dazhujia of Shanghai-Hangzhou-Ningbo Highway and it takes only 10 minutes to drive to the railway station. The hotel has 30 floors and...
  • Pan Pacific Ningbo Hotel is a five-star luxury hotel, which is located in the fast developing area of Ningbo. There are many local and fascinating tourist landmarks around this hotel, such as Ningbo International Convention and Exhibition Center, Ningbo Culture Plaza, and Oriental Century Business Plaza. It’s the very luxury hotel that everyone...
  • Xikou Fenghua is the hometown of Chiang Kai-shek, a Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975. As his mother was a holy Buddhist who visited Xuedou Temple often and had her ceremonial tablet in the temple after death, Chiang Kai-shek would pay a visit to the temple in memorial of his mother.

  • Blessed with a wealth of varied landscapes well known throughout China, Zhejiang attracts so many tourists. Under the general title of "Jiangnan (Southern Part of Yangtze River Delta) in Poems and Paintings, Zhejiang with Mountains & Waters", a cultural Zhejiang, a leisured Zhejiang, an ecological Zhejiang, an oceanic Zhejiang, a commercial Zhejiang, and red tour to famous sites in Chinese revolution are the elaborately designed tourist brands.