The Ningbo Rundown
Lying in the east of Zhejiang, Ningbo is situated on the coastline of southern China. As one of its oldest cities, there is an abundance of history and culture that showcases strong Buddhist connections with extraordinary temples. Visitors will enjoy touring the Asoka Temple, full of relics, the Tiantong Temple and the Baoguo Temple, which is one of the best-preserved structures.
Ningbo is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery of the Siming and Tiantai mountains. The Tianhe Scenic Area is a great place for travellers to view the area. Here there are several scenic spots like Big Pine Creek Canyon and the Double Peak Forest Park. The canyon stretches for 20 km (12 miles) and is filled with peaks and majestic waterfalls. Other places to visit are the numerous hot springs like the Nanxi Hot Spring. The Ningbo Zoo is a fun place to take the kids and features many animals. From waterfalls to hiking and religious expeditions, Ningbo will be a memorable holiday experience when visiting China.
When To Go
Ningbo has a subtropical climate that includes monsoons. High humidity combined with distinctive seasons make up Ningbo, a destination that can be visited throughout the year. In the month of July, hot weather is prevalent whereas January features winter temperatures and frost. The annual precipitation of Ningbo averages about 1,300-1,400 mm (51-55 inches).
- December through February: Daily high 4°C (39°F)
- March through May: Daily high 14°C (57°F)
- June through September: Daily high 28°C (82°F)
- October and November: Daily high 18°C (64°F)
The Ningbo South Bus Station runs from Shanghai/Hangzhou, and the trip takes about three hours. Some hotels offer luxury coach services from hotels in Shanghai to corresponding hotels in Ningbo.
By train, the Ningbo South Railway Station is located downtown. Most accommodations can be reached by taxi.
Flights to Ningbo will be through the Ningbo Lishe Airport. The airport is located in downtown Ningbo and has shuttle bus service to the South Ningbo Railway Station. Many airlines are served from the Ningbo Lishe Airport.
- Bus: Ningbo South Bus Station
- Train: Ningbo South Railway Station
- Air: Ningbo Lishe Airport
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