Ningbo Travel Guide

Ningbo Travel Guide

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Ningbo Facts

Chinese Name:  宁波 (níng bō)
Location: Lying in the east of Zhejiang, Ningbo sits at the mid-point of the Chinese coastline, towards the south of the Yangtze Delta. It covers an area of 9365 square kilometers (3616 square miles), of which 1033 square kilometers (399 square miles) constitutes the city's bustling urban centre.

Population: 5,838,000
Area: 3,730 square kilometers (1,440 square miles)
Nationalities: Han
City Flower: Camellia
City Tree: Camphor tree
Administrative Division: 6 districts (Haishu, Jiangbei, Beilun, Zhenhai, Yinzhou, Fenghua); 2 counties (Xiangshan, Ninghai); 2 county-level cities (Yuyao, Cixi)

Ningbo is a city with strong Buddhist connections boasting a number of visually-impressive, historical temples.

 Ashoka Temple: The 1700 year-old Asoka Temple houses the rare Buddhist relics of Sakyamuni, who is the founder of  Buddhism.
 Tiantong Temple: With a history of over 1600 years, it is renowned for its fantastic scenery and subtle architectural style.
 Baoguo Temple: It boasts one of the best-preserved wooden structures of its type in the country.

 Other Buddhist temples in the city include the Qita Temple, the Tianfeng Pagoda and the Xiantong Pagoda.
The Tianwang Hall (Tianwang Dian) in Ningbo
Ashoka Temple
Tianyi Pavilion, Ningbo
Tianyi Pavilion

 Season-specific resorts such as the Tianhe Scenic Area in Tiantai Mountain and Xuedou Mountain Scenic Area in Xikou-Tengtou Tourist Area cater for the summer season, while resorts such as the Nanxi Hot Springs are suited more to winter visits. However, to the north of the city run a series of beautiful lakes, including the Dongqian Lake, the West Lake and the Tai Lake, which are perfect for year-round visits. There are other attractions such as Tianyi Pavilion and Yandang Mountain worth your visit.

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Located at the southwest of Ningbo City, Lishe International Airport (NGB) began serving the public in 1990 and has developed into an important air hub in east China. It is about 11 kilometers (6.8 kilometers) away from the urban area. Presently, many flights operate here, connecting the city with destinations both at home and abroad including Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing, Kunming and Shenzhen. There is one railway station in the city for passenger transport: Ningbo Railway Station. Besides, there are convenient coaches, ferries, city-buses, metros and taxis to get around the city.

 See also Ningbo Train Schedule

Due to its location in the coastal region, an area with a subtropical monsoon climate, the region is subject to temperate and humid weather. The mean annual temperature is 16.2C (61.16F). The region has four distinct seasons which guarantee visitors a different holidaying experience depending on the time of year they visit.  

Ningbo Travel Tips

 History: As one of China's oldest cities, the city has witnessed the rise and fall of numerous dynasties. It also represents the birthplace of Hemudu Culture, which itself has a history of over 7000 years. These early civilizations lived and thrived in the area, and have contributed greatly to make the city what it is today; an economically-developed, modern city with a profound cultural foundation. It has been an important port city for foreign trade since the Song Dynasty (960-1279). After the Opium War (1840-1842), it became one of the top-five ports in China, successfully utilizing its favorable location for water transport. Today, despite its well-developed economy and infrastructure, it remains surrounded by charming natural scenery.

 Handicrafts: Although the city is striving towards modernization, the passion of the local people for producing traditional handicrafts remains undiminished. Hand-plaited bamboo vases, screens and animal figurines are particularly popular. The ancient Gu Mu Xiangqian, bamboo root carving and bamboo sculpture all reveal the local characters of craft.

- Last modified on Dec. 27, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Ningbo Travel
Asked by GRETADA | Sep. 16, 2019 23:11Reply
Where can I find household goods at a reasonable price near the Nottingham University?
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Answered by Carmel from CANADA | Sep. 19, 2019 20:37

You can go to Sanjiang Mall: No.638, South Qianhu Road, Yinzhou district.
Asked by RAGAVAN from INDIA | Jul. 28, 2019 23:53Reply
How to travel from Ningbo international airport to Munthaiya Economic and Development zone?
Answers (4)
Answered by Aria from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 30, 2019 00:12

Sorry, I didn't find this zone on the internet. Would you mind provide the detailed address?
Answered by RAGAVAN from INDIA | Jul. 30, 2019 03:01

Sorry there was a typo error. It should be Ninghai Economic and Development Zone.
Answered by Aria from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 30, 2019 20:03

You can take shuttle bus from the airport to South Coach Station, and there are many buses for you to take to Ninghai, then you can take taxi to your destination.
Answered by Ragavan from INDIA | Jul. 31, 2019 02:24

Thank you!
Asked by Jimmy Gouw from INDONESIA | Jun. 26, 2019 10:01Reply
How do I go to Putuoshan from Ningbo airport, is there any car service to go there?
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Answered by Riley from USA | Jun. 26, 2019 19:58

Hi, there is direct shuttle bus you can take to Zhujiajian Pier firstly. The bus departs from 9:45 to 18:30 with interval of 30 minutes to 1 hour and costs CNY60-70. Then you can take ferry to your destination.
Asked by peter from SINGAPORE | Jun. 12, 2019 20:31Reply
hi , how to get from hongqiao international airport to binhai industrial park in qidong?
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Answered by Mia from USA | Jun. 13, 2019 19:02

Firstly, you can take metro Line 10 to Hongqiao Coach West Station, then you can take direct bus to Qidong. The bus takes 1.5-2 hours on the way and costs CNY58. Finally, you can take bus No.209 to your destination with 1 hour.
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