Ningbo Tourism

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.

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

    • Air Pollution 89.29 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 78.13 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 65.63 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 68.75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 84.09 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 34.38 (Low)
  • How safe is Ningbo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ningbo.

    • Burglary and Theft 21.43 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 21.43 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 21.43 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 21.43 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 21.43 (Low)
    • Attacks 21.43 (Low)
    • Drug offense 29.17 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 82.14 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 71.43 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 29.17 (Low)
    • Safety Index 72.02 (High)
    • Pollution Index 90.69 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 49.31 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 23.97 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.81 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.05 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 87.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 27.59 USD

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