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Ningbo, located in the middle of China's coastline and the southeast flank of the Yangtze River Delta, is a beautiful port city with rich cultural heritage and abundant resource. It is the birthplace of the 'Hemudu Culture' dating back 7,000 years. Since the Tang & Song Dynasties (618-1279), Ningbo has always been an important foreign trading port in China. Today, Ningbo is a city with the same rights as a province in economic planning and management, a sub-provincial-level city further opening up to the rest of the world, and a "fairly large city" entitled to formulate local laws and regulations.

Under its jurisdiction are 3 counties, 3 county-level cities and 5 urban districts. It covers a total area of 9,365 square kilometer and has a population of 5.38 million, 1.22 million of whom live in the urban area. Also, Ningbo is honored as One of the 50 top cities in China, One of China's Excellent Tourism Cities, and is listed as one of the 40 best cities in China for its investment environment.

A very convenient transport network is established in Ningbo. To its west, the West Lake in Hangzhou is not far away. To its north is Shanghai. A transportation network of water, land and air has been formed with the deep-water port as the dominant role. Highways vein the whole region. Shanghai- Hangzhou-Ningbo Expressway has been open to traffic .The Lishe International Airport has opened 24 airlines with over 170 scheduled flights per week. Now Ningbo-Macao-Taiwan has begun its direct flight. There are 7 high-speed passenger ships to-and-from Ningbo-Shanghai-Putuo every day, which has formed a "high-speed blue passage" in the "gold triangle" area in Hangzhou Bay. The authorities of China railway have opened the line of Ningbo-Nanjing and Ningbo-Wuyishan (mountain) holiday train travel and the air-conditioned between Ningbo and Beijing, Guangzhou, Changchun.

Ningbo Tourist Attractions

    Baoguo Temple

    Baoguo Temple, situated in the Valley of Lingshan Mountains, 15 kilometers to...
    Tianfeng Pagoda

    Located in Dashani Street, Haishu District, Ningbo.

    A typical ...
    Tiantong Temple

    First built in 300 of the West Jin and relocated to the present place in 757 ...
    Qiantong old town

    Qiantong Old Town located 14 kilometers to the southwest of Ninghai County is...
    Tengtou Village

    Lies between Fenghua and Xikou, Tengtou Village is well known as an ecotouris...

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