Ningbo Shopping

Ningbo is an integration of traditional culture south of the Yangtze River and of fashionable elements of modern cities. Here, traditional handicrafts, passed down for hundreds of years, reveal special cultural connotations belonging only to this ancient coastal city. Shopping malls and department stores also satisfy people's need for modern goods.

With its thousand-year-long history, the city boasts many traditional handicrafts. One of them is Gu Mu Xiangqian, which became a tribute offering early in the Sui Dynasty (581-618) for its delicacy and elegance. Ivory, sheet copper, boxwood or shells are processed into vivid flowers and birds, charming natural scenery or pretty girl, which are inlaid into rosewood. The mosaic rosewood is made into traditional Chinese handicrafts which are useful and can appreciate in value.

Ningbo also offers handicrafts made of bamboo:
Fanhuang Bamboo Sculpture first appeared during the years 1875-1908. 'Fanhuang' is a specific process: first, remove the green coat and joints of the bamboo; second, boil the bamboo until it becomes soft. Press it flat; then, affix the flat bamboo to a wood or bamboo sheet (this sheet is the semi-finished handicraft); finally, polish it and adjust the shape. After 'Fanhuang', the bamboo is engraved with vivid animals or lively figures and paint. The finished products become vases, boxes and other decorations.

Xiangshan Bamboo Root Carving derived from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Local people carve the various natural forms of bamboo roots into interesting figures such as josses and animals. Ningbo Mat is also called 'Ming Mat' or 'Yong Mat'. It is a famous local product. It is smooth and clear with fine grasses and weaving. With highly elastic grass, this mat will wear for 20 or 30 years.

In addition to these typical bamboo handicrafts, Ningbo also has many delicate products of woven bamboo.

Recommended Place for Shopping
Tianyi Square (Centre Business District) extends from Chejiao Street in the east, Kaiming Street in the west, East Zhongshan Road in the north and Yaoxing Street in the south. It is a well-designed business center including various shops, department stores and super markets. Here, you can find clothes, cosmetics, home appliances and even small trinkets. Prices range from high to modest.

Chenghuang Temple Pedestrian Street (the City God's Temple Pedestrian Street) is an integration of shopping, amusement and food. Goods from clothes, to headgear to cosmetics are all available here.
Address: Xianxue Street, Haishu District

Department Store:
Intime Department Store
Tianyi Branch
Address: No.188, Zhongshan Road, Haishu District
Opening Hours: 10:00~22:00
Dongmen Branch
Address: No.238, Zhongshan Road, Haishu District
Opening Hours: 09:00~21:30 (from Sunday to Thursday)
09:00~22:00 (on Friday and Saturday)

Ningbo New World Department Store (Huimei Branch)
Address: No.137, Zhongshan East Road, Haishu District

Jinguang Department Store
Address: Jiangdong North Road, Jiangdong District

Super Market:
Metro:

Address: No.1, Metro Road, Yin County
Opening Hours: 06:00~22:00

Hy-Mall:
Address: Tianyi Square, 188, Zhongshan East Road, Haishu District

Carrefour:
Address: No.246-248, Zhongxing Road, Jiangdong District
Opening Hours: 07:45~22:00 (from Monday to Sunday)
07:45~22:30 (on festivals)
Bus Route: 8, 9, 353, 517, 518, 522, 83, 809, 515, 215, 370, 2, 101, 508, 366, 390, 529, K901

Wal-Mart:
Address: No.999, Siming Mid Road, Yinzhou District

- Last modified on Dec. 12, 2017 -
Questions & Answers on Ningbo Shopping
Asked by Glenda Byrne from AUSTRALIA | Dec. 12, 2017 04:55Reply
where can i buy wholesale dance costumes in Ningbo
For children and adults, western style dance ballet tap and jazz
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Answered by David from SINGAPORE | Dec. 12, 2017 20:26
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I happen to know a Hongwuxie Store in 25 Dingxin Street, Gulou Road, Haishu District. You can go and have a look.
Asked by Michael B. Luskin from USA | Aug. 14, 2017 12:08Reply
where do I buy fabric in Ningbo?
I would like to buy some silk fabric for my daughter in law. Where can I find in the city?
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Answered by Tina from CANADA | Aug. 15, 2017 05:01
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You can buy it in Shengshan Cloth Fabric Market, and it is located at no.300, Matan Road.
Answered by Michael | Aug. 23, 2017 19:57
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is there a district for silk cloth? Is Shengshan Cloth Fabric Market the only one?
Answered by Tom from SINGAPORE | Aug. 23, 2017 20:25
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Yes! I happen to know a place, it’s in Yinzhou District, a market named Silk Fair is located there, and many other silk markets are near.
Asked by Antonella from ITALY | Sep. 18, 2016 07:50Reply
Where can I find woman's clothes at a reasonable price near the Nottingham University?
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Answered by Juliet from USA | Sep. 19, 2016 04:00
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You can go to Textile City. Take bus line 115, 132 or 161 to it from Yinzhou Gaodeng Jiaoyu Yuanqu Station near the northwest gate of university. :)
Asked by Ruth from SOUTH AFRICA | Aug. 02, 2016 07:49Reply
Where are the health markets and resturants near the Nottingham University in Ningbo?
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Answered by Joe from USA | Aug. 04, 2016 00:47
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I am afraid that there is no health markets nearby. You can find many restaurants at the crossroad of East Rili Road and Jin'e Road. Take bus line 132 or 669 from the apartment of the campus to Xuefuyuan North Gate, and you can find them. :)
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