Capital of Culture in East Asia

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Ningbo, an ancient harbor city, has been an important trading port for millennia, and today is one of China's busiest. One of the five ports opened during the Treaty of Nanjing in 1842, it has a former foreign concession, Lao Waitan, now a vibrant, pedestrian-only entertainment district along the Yong River. For travelers, Níngbo is primarily a waypoint on the journey to Putuoshan.

TianYi Pavilion

TianYi Pavilion is the oldest private library in existence in China. It is not only world famous for its wide collection of books, but also for its unique architecture and elegant landscape. The Tianyi Pavilion has a flush gable roof, and is six bays wide and deep, with a corridor extending from the front to the back. In front of the pavilion is a pond that stores water for fireproof.

Baoguo Temple

Baoguo Temple is seated on the mountainside of Lingshan Mountain, about 15 km away from downtown. As a cultural relic spot under state-level protection, it was initially established in the Eastern Han Dynasty and rebuilt and expanded in later dynasties. The present Baoguo Temple is a mixture of constructions made by various dynasties.

Shipu Harbor

Located in the outer district of Xiangshan, Shipu is an ancient Town and Fishing Harbor. The ceremony of China Fishing Festival is held here and thousands of fishing boats setting out to the sea from the harbor constitutes a spectacular scene. The Shipu Harbor is now one of the four multitude fishing harbors in our country, a window to get contact with Taiwan and the second-class opening port of the country.

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