Reasons to Recommend: Dongqian Lake is located in southeast outskirts of Ningbo. Its surface area is three to four times larger than that of Hangzhou's West Lake. The most notable points of interest of Dongqian Lake are clustered on the Huanhu East Road. In contrast, Little Putuo, also a very popular place of interest, is a causeway in the middle of the lake. The Xiayu Buddhist Temple, which is located in the center of the lake, always receives many visitors, who come to burn incense and pray for blessings. To enjoy the beauty of Donggqian lake, one can cycle around the lake, while admiring the scenery and stopping for photographs. One can leisurely enjoy the beautiful lake and mountain landscapes along the coast, and admire the local villages. There are dedicated bicycle paths along the edge the lake. In addition, the tourism office can provide bicycle route recommendations tailored to the needs of different types of people.
Reasons to Recommend: Tianyi Pavilion Museum is located on the west bank of Moon Lake in Ningbo and is one of the oldest private libraries still in existence. The museum’s architecture tends towards the Jiangnan garden style. The museum was built within the Stele Forest in Mingzhou, where hundreds of stone monuments record the educational attainments of ancient officials. The Painting and Calligraphy Hall occasionally displays several historical masterpieces and exceptional works by renowned scholars. The museum is also home to the Mahjong Gallery, where you can learn about the origins and development of Mahjong.
Reasons to Recommend: Youngor Zoo sits inside the Dongxian Lake Resort Area. While here visitors can see African white lions, Australian kangaroos, American spotted lemurs and white Asian Bengal tigers. There are a total of more than 10,000 animals of some 200 species, including China's national treasure, the giant panda, living here comfortably. Inside the zoo, four large performance areas have been constructed for amazing shows by elephants, tigers, lions, monkeys, sea lions and parrots. There are also brilliant acrobatic performances and ethnic cultural performances. Among the activities available for visitors, the zoo has a ferris wheel, bumper cars and a Moon Bounce.
Reasons to Recommend: The Ningbo Botanical Garden is a local flower viewing resort in Ningbo. The popular tourist plant area has rare plants such as Pinus tabulaeformis and plants with high ornamental value such as Mexican cedar. In addition, they have created more than a dozen special-purpose gardens such as the Four Seasons Garden, which meets the needs of tourists to look at seasonal plants in different seasons.
Reasons to Recommend: Ningbo Ocean World has two venues: the aquarium, and the Ocean Theater. The aquarium is based on the cultural backgrounds of Angkor Wat, ancient Egypt, and the ruins of Yuanmingyuan. Visitors have a chance to experience the natural beauty of different marine life from all around the world. The Ocean Theater features a marine science education gallery, a walrus feeding interactive area, marine animal shows, and a marine science museum among others. Experience the mysteries of life under the sea at Ningbo Ocean World.
Reasons to Recommend: The Old Bund is located in Sanjiangkou, the center of Ningbo, and its history begins 20 years before that of the Bund in Shanghai. Today, the Old Bund still retains a large number of beautiful old European-style buildings, most of which have been converted into bars and restaurants, forming a leisure area with a very distinct atmosphere and becoming one of the primary attractions in Ningbo. It is quiet here during the day, with visitors in twos and threes strolling around the street and examining the old buildings. In the evening, the street becomes very lively, and the sound of music wafts out of the various bars. Lovers walk along the river and admire the charming night of Sanjiangkou in a romantic evening getaway. In the summer, the Li River is also a nice place to escape the heat for a while.
Reasons to Recommend: Located at the foot of Erling Mountain, Erlingshan Hengyuan Hot Spring is divided into outdoor open-air hot spring areas and indoor comprehensive spa areas. You can choose your favorite outdoor pools to unwind and relax in and then take a rest on the heated stone slabs inside. Massages, pedicures, and other services are available inside, and snacks such as fruit and refreshments are available in the lounge.
Reasons to Recommend: Nantang Old Street is located outside the south gate of Ningbo Ancient City. It used to be the “Nanmen Three Markets”, housing the old Ningbo trades and cultures. It is also one of the eight historical streets in Ningbo. Nantang Traditional Street also features many cultural and historical sites, including former residence of Yuan Xie (one of the "Chunxi Four Gentlemen" in the South Song Dynasty) and his descendants, former residence of Yuan Muzhi (film artist) and Yu's Ancestral Hall, etc.
Reasons to Recommend: The Ningbo Science Exploration Center is located in the central corridor of the New Town in the east of Ningbo and the northwest block of Ningbo Culture Square. The floor area is 55,000 square meters per month. In the six-storey space of the exhibition hall, the permanent exhibition hall, the exhibition hall, the dome theater, the lecture hall, A versatile experience display space such as a multi-purpose hall. On the third floor of the pavilion, there are three permanent exhibition halls of “Ocean”, “Harmonious Homeland” and the Universe; the four floors of the pavilion are divided into three permanent exhibition halls: “Human Body and Brain”, “Human Skills” and “Science Fun”.
Reasons to Recommend: Romon U-Park is a 200,000 square meters large scale amusement park located in the south of Ningbo, China. By its size, it can be consiered as one of the largest urban indoor theme parks in the world. It consists of a 57.4m high indoor park, and an outdoor park "Legends Island". There are six different theme zones in the park: Romantic Avenue, Fantasy Dream, Mystery Land, Adventure Challenge, Festival Plaza and The Island of Legends. In all, there are over 30 attractions, 30 specialty restaurants and 20 specialty shops.
Reasons to Recommend: Liangzhu Culture Park is a scenic tourist attraction with Liang shanbo Temple as its main body and Liang Zhu story as its leading line. With a grand drama stage, and magnificent theatrical performances, the Liangzhu Temple is a large-scale theme park that allows you to indulge in love stories.
Reasons to Recommend: Tiangong Manor is located in Wandi Village, Xiaying Street, Yinzhou District. It is adjacent to Dongqian Lake in the east, downtown Zhangzhou City in the north, and Ningbo Higher Education Park in the west. It enjoys a favorable geographical position and convenient transportation. After five years of construction and operation, Tiangong Manor Scenic Area has : a mulberry field Deep Processing Base (wine factory), Liquor Culture Park, Bonsai Garden, Plant World, Xijiang Ancient Village, New Villagers' Residence, and Ningbo Non-material Cultural Heritage Exhibition Center, etc.