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cathedral near tianyi square

I have been here for about 5 monthes, it`s not like hangzhou, everywhere have park and small pond or lake,but it more commercialized than hangzhou, but here it`s also has its own style. i will show some pics about here....

Ningbo, a laid-back, green city in coastal Zhejiang province, was a strong candidate to become the nation’s east coast financial, commercial and shipping center back in the 1980s when China began opening up to the world. Instead, that accolade was given to Shanghai. Ningbo, meanwhile, settled into a thriving niche as one of China's most successful high-tech manufacturing and import/export cities.

moon lake
 Trade, rather than tourism, was its thing. 

 

Ningbo’s wealth has always been related to the sea. The city’s original settlement was built at the confluence of three rivers: the Yong, Fenghua and Yuyao, which flow into the sea. This area, 

known as Sanjiang Kou (Mouth of Three Rivers), is the heart of modern Ningbo, with attractive gardens, riverside walkways, bridges, retail malls 

and the buzz of a city on the way up.

also mook lake
 Several new hotels, including Shangri-La, are being constructed there.

The grand riverfront Bund is said to predate its Shanghai counterpart by around two decades, though the area only began to develop after the British navy bludgeoned its way into Shanghai in 1842, forcing 

China to concede five treaty ports—Shanghai, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Guangzhou and Ningbo—to the British, French and Americans.

really cute a
 Just as in Shanghai, many foreign companies, banks and consulates were built along the Bund in the late 19th century.

Though different in style, the buildings along Ningbo’s Bund have been similarly restyled, and the area is now a thriving district of bars, restaurants and galleries. It’s also a popular location for pre-wedding photo shoots: Visitors will often see local brides and grooms, dressed in white wedding dresses and dapper suits, posing against the scenic backdrop.

Two new Bund attractions also merit a visit.

moon lake
 Facing the river, the Ningbo City Exhibition is a fascinating three-floored showcase of the history of the city and port of Ningbo, as well as its ambitious urban and tourism development projects. Two doors down is the post-modern hardwood exterior of the Ningbo Museum of Art. Designed in warehouse-chic style with high ceilings, raw concrete walls and oak paneling, this is one of China’s finest contemporary arts spaces, hosting a broad range of Chinese and Asian art and photography exhibitions.

Ningbo’s cultural pride and joy is the Tianyi Pavilion, one of China’s oldest private libraries.

pavilion in moon lake park
 A series of photogenic temple-style pavilions is set in beautifully manicured gardens filled with rounded arches, lanterns and mini courtyards.

Zhongshan Lu, the city’s broad main boulevard, is flanked by large malls and filled with heaving traffic, much the same as its counterpart 

thoroughfares in cities across coastal "new" China. 

At the junction with Gongyuan Lu, the grand yellow Drum Tower is built atop an old city wall in traditional style—with slate roofs that turn upward like the bows on a ship at each end.

tianyi square in the evening
 However, grafted onto the top is a redbrick, western-style clock tower. Though certainly unorthodox, it stands as a hybrid landmark for a historic city whose modern development offers a tangible blend of “old” and “new” China.

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cathedral near tianyi square
cathedral near tianyi square
moon lake
moon lake
also mook lake
also mook lake
really cute a
really cute a
moon lake
moon lake
pavilion in moon lake park
pavilion in moon lake park
tianyi square in the evening
tianyi square in the evening
music fountain at tianyi square
music fountain at tianyi square
tianyi square
tianyi square
also music fountain
also music fountain
in liangzhu culture park
in liangzhu culture park
butterfly statue in liangzhu park
butterfly statue in liangzhu park
in liangzhu park
in liangzhu park
introduction in liangzhu park
introduction in liangzhu park
liangzhu park
liangzhu park
liangzhu park
liangzhu park
in the park
in the park
butterfly statue in liangzhu park
butterfly statue in liangzhu park
tian yi square
tian yi square
dongqian lake
dongqian lake
dongqian lake2
dongqian lake2
antique building along dongqian la…
antique building along dongqian l…
pake in memory of a famous ancient…
pake in memory of a famous ancien…
along dongqian lake
along dongqian lake
tao gong island entrance
tao gong island entrance
tao gong island gate
tao gong island gate
two lovely dogs fall in love on th…
two lovely dogs fall in love on t…
how rich i am !
how rich i am !
the statue of tao gong
the statue of tao gong
the ningbo old bund
the ningbo old bund
also the bund
also the bund
old bund
old bund
the cafe along the river
the cafe along the river
pubs along the bund
pubs along the bund
dongqian lake
dongqian lake
dongqian lake
dongqian lake
an deserted warship
an deserted warship
this is the bridge that i will wal…
this is the bridge that i will wa…
on the island hill
on the island hill
wooo, so much gold, i got my fortu…
wooo, so much gold, i got my fort…
on island hill
on island hill
my profile lol
my profile lol
Ningbo
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