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2 Days Classic Ningbo Tour

Best Discover of Ningbo Highlights

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Ningbo as one of the world busiest port cities is prosperous, vibrant, rich in history, brilliant in culture, etc. Why not enjoy 2 days to discover this outstanding place in China for your coming holiday?

This 2-day Ningbo itinerary takes you to discover top bests of Ningbo in the most classic way. So, you will not miss its best site - Tianyi Pavilion to savor the private library culture and Chinese literal culture. Besides, you’ll enjoy some nice walks along the earliest Bund in whole China to see the old look of Ningbo one century ago, admire various precious cultural relics telling the developing stories of Ningbo’s past 7,000 years, feel the bustling street scene in Ming and Qing times, and witness the modern prosperity at the city’s largest CBD, etc. to catch the standard essences of Ningbo. Furthermore, you will visit the real old home of Chiang Kai-shek to see his family life and know more stories between him and Ningbo. Our valuable all-inclusive Ningbo tour package will help you discover the must-sees in Ningbo without any worry and save your time and energy with our licensed private car driven by the experience driver. You can feel free to make an inquiry to get the best quotation to start your Ningbo trip!

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Highlights of this tour

  • Have an amazing visit of Ningbo’s No.1 Attractions - Tianyi Pavilion to marvel at the world-class old library and literal culture in China;
  • Walk at The Old Bund to see abundant left international buildings from more than 100 years ago and travel back to the old Ningbo;
  • Enjoy a cultural visit to the Former Residence of Chiang Kai-shek to look at the real living and working environment of the several generations of influential Chiang family;
  • Appreciate the outstanding design of Ningbo Museum and have a comprehensive understanding of Ningbo from 7,000 years ago to nowadays.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
from request
  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Ningbo
Travel Length:
2 Days and 1 Night
Tour Code:
CD-NBT-02
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulturePhotographReligious
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Ningbo Arrival & Ningbo (L)

Welcome to Ningbo! Your local travel guide and drive will meet you at Ningbo airport / train station or your hotel and escort you to start today’s Ningbo exploration!  (Note: the number and order of attractions can be adjusted based on your schedule and interests.)

First, go to explore Tianyi Pavilion (Tianyige Museum), the best highlight of Ningbo. This private library of more than 400 years old is the oldest library in Asia and also one of the three earliest great family libraries around the world (the other two: Malatesta Library and Medici Family Library in Italy). Till now, it preserves about 300 thousand ancient books of diverse fields collected by the Fan family. Walk around the ancient traditional Chinese museum to closely look at those rolls well kept in the closets with outstanding techniques to prevent fire and moist and stroll leisurely around the garden to feel the quiet and antique flavor with sculptures, tablets, paintings, calligraphy works, etc. in rich old Chinese charm.

Continue to the nearby Tianyi Square which is the popular and prosperous CBD in Ningbo. Enjoy a relaxing walk around to admire those high modern skyscrapers, some western styled buildings, Gothic church and ancient Chinese buildings and have a personal look at the real life pace of Ningbo people.

Next, go to Ningbo Museum, which is the proud work by Wang Shu winning The Pritzker Architecture Prize and was built with lots of tiles from the old buildings in Ningbo. Then, enter to know how Ningbo developed from the Hemudu era to the international port city nowadays step by step with over 60 thousand pieces of collections of ceramics, bronze, bamboo carvings, jades, paintings and calligraphy, etc. Also, you will experience traveling back to the 20th century of Ningbo with the simulating street scenes.

Then, enjoy a leisure historical stroll at The Old Bund in Ningbo. Opening to outside world in 1844 AD, it is the earliest Bund in China and more exquisite than The Bund in Shanghai. Walk to admire the plenty of beautiful old buildings of various international styles well kept from over a century ago, including banks, consulate, cathedral and church, post office, and some privater mansions and feel the contrast modern vitality of bars, pubs, cafe, etc. along the street.

After today’s visiting, your guide and driver will escort you to your hotel in Ningbo downtown and help you with the check-in procedure. Have a good sleep!

Tianyi Pavilion - Oldest Library in Asia Ningbo Museum Exterior Design The Old Bund in Ningbo - Earliest Bund in China
Day 2 Ningbo & Ningbo Departure (B, L)

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to visit the Former Residence of Chiang Kai Shek to know more historical stories of that important influential political and military celebrity in modern Chinese history and know the life, work and entertainment of the elder and younger generations of Chiang. Step into Fenghao House that is the most important one and where Chiang married his first wife Mao. You will find the calligraphy by Chiang on his son’s 40-year-old birthday and great carvings, paintings, gardens, halls, etc. And go to Yutai Salt Shop where Chiang Kai Shek was born in 1,887. The shop was set up by Chiang’s grandfather and the present building was refurbished by Chiang in 1946 after fires and white ant erosion. Enjoy the layout with bedrooms, kitchen, etc. and the characters on the gate top. Continue to find the Little Western-style House that was constructed in 1930 with small and exquisite structure. Enter the house of 2 floors to see the displays and designs in the study, reception room, bedroom, etc. and learn the story of Chiang and his son. Continue your walk to find Wenchang Pavilion where Chiang and Song Meiling lived, Wuling School, Wulin Gate, etc. in the residence site.

Next, go to Xuedou Temple. This Buddhist temple from Jin Dynasty is more than 1,700 years old. As the ashram of Maitreya, it makes Xuedou Mountain where it situated one of the five great Buddhist mountains in China. Admire the shining copper statue of Maitreya of 56.74 meters high, which is the tallest outdoor one with sitting statue in the world. And also pay holy visits to the magnificent and grand halls, pavilions, towers, gate, ponds, etc. to appreciate the various sacred Buddha statues and temple designs. Do not miss the two 2,200-year old gingko trees in front of the Hall of Heavenly Kings and more sightseeing of Xuedou Mountain from the temple.

Then, discover Nantang Old Street, which is a traditional street block of about 300 meters long with large scaled of dwelling styled houses in east China from Ming and Qing dynasties. Take a relaxing walk there to admire those old buildings with dark bricks, flaying eaves, wooden doors and windows, etc., floating river, bustling stores and shops with local specialties and food.

After the visiting, your guide and driver will escort you to catch your flight or train to your next destination or home! Tour ends!

Former Residence of Chiang Kai-shek - Fenghao House Statue of Maitreya at Xuedou Temple Nantang Old Street in Ningbo

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