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Located towards the south of Hangzhou bay, Ningbo is a Chinese port city in the Northeast of Zhejiang province. Formerly spelled as Ningpo, it is said to be one of the oldest cities in China that prospered under the reign of several dynasties. The city is now a major part of Shanghai shipping centre and an important industrial centre in the region. The city’s rich heritage and profound cultural foundation found its place on the itinerary planners of several enthusiastic tourists.

Ningbo was the birth place of Hemudu Culture, and has a history that traces back to 4800BC. It was one of the trade centres for the Song Dynasty and was one of the marine points on the Silk Road, about two thousand years ago. It was later under the rule of Tang, Ming and the Qing dynasties until it was made one of the five treaty ports after the opium war. It was bombed with the bubonic plague flea bombs by Japan during the World War II. Today, the city is economically well-developed and highly focuses on its tourism industry.

The city thrives to attain modernization while still sticking to its traditional roots. The Residential, Commercial and Entertainment spaces bundled on the sides of main roads reflect the modern architecture, while many streets and alleyways are stuffed with traditional buildings and markets. However, the outskirts of the city offer a different picture with the beautiful natural resorts and clear-water lakes.

The itineraries of Ningbo involve a lot of temples and religious centres, given its strong connections with Buddhism. The city takes pride in its historical tourist attractions, known for their subtle architecture and wonderful scenery. People of Ningbo are extremely passionate about preserving their culture, and are excellent craftsmen. So, don’t be surprised to find a lot skilfully carved handicrafts like the bamboo vases or animal figurines in the local shops.

So in this vacation, try to include Ningbo in your trip planners. Explore all the beautiful places to visit in the old city, buy yourself some hand-made souvenirs at one of the local street shops and nibble on some fresh local seafood delicacies.

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Facts and Stats for Ningbo*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ningbo

    Know the pollution level of Ningbo before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 90.38 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 78.57 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 71.43 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 67.86 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 71.43 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 87.5 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 32.14 (Low)
  • Ningbo: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ningbo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ningbo.

    • Burglary and Theft 20.83 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 65 (High)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 35 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.17 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 70.83 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 20.83 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.83 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30 (Low)
  • Living in Ningbo - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 68.82 (High)
    • Pollution Index 92.16 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 49.31 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 25.35 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ningbo

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ningbo

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.04 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.84 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.82 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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