Ningbo is one of China’s oldest cities facing the East Chinese Sea. Outside China, Ningbo is known for its large seaport. The urban population is about 2.2 million people.


– Daibu Park
– Putuoshan Island
– Moon Lake
– Tianyi Ge – the oldest existing library in China (1561)
– Baoguo Si
– Tiantong Temple – sacred mountain of Zen
– Ayuwang Temple
– Xikou in Fenghua County
– Seven Tower Temple


Ningbo Lishe International Airport has flights to the main cities in China, Taipei and an international flight to Seoul. The airport is 15km from the city centre. Fare for a taxi to the city is about 45 Yuan. The airport bus stops at the Central Bus Station, South Train Station and at the Civil Aviation Office in Xingning Road. Fare is 12 Yuan.


Ningbo South Railway Station is in the city center.
– trains to Hangzhou: 1h.35min – 2h.30min
– trains to Shaoxing: 55min – 1h.30min
– trains to Shanghai: 3 hours
– trains to Fuzhou: 2h.45min – 3h.15min

Ningbo hotels

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Howard Johnson Plaza (5 stars, 831 reviews, 9.0)
Crowne Plaza City Center (5 stars, 232 reviews, 8.0)
Sofitel Wanda (5 stars, 217 reviews, 8.5)


– Central Bus Station: through buses to Nanjing, Suzhou, Changzhou, Wuxi, Nantong, Hefei, Wuhan and many other cities.
– South Bus Station: buses to Beijing, Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Shanghai and Wenzhou


Ningbo Port is one of China’s deep-water ports and belong to the largest ports in the world. In China, It’s the second port in cargo transport and the 4th port in containers. The port has several zones:
– Beilun Port Area
– Zhenhai Port Area
– Ningbo Port Area
– Daxie Port Area
– Chuanshan Port Area
Official website of the port is (Chinese/English)

Ningbo International Convention & Exhibition Center

Modern exhibition hall located at the center of Ningbo City. Taxis can be found near the South Gate square of the exhibition center. People who visit the International Consumer Goods Fair can often travel with free shuttle buses from/to their hotels.
Hotels near the exhibition center: New Jingdu Hotel, New Century Hotel, Yongang Hotel, Xinzhou Hotel, Portman Plaza Hotel, Jinding Hotel, Jindin Hotel, CITIC International Hotel, Mirage Hotel, Ningbo World Hotel, Golden Port Hotel, New Wenyi Hotel, Spring Hotel, Sun and Moon Hotel.

China International Consumer Goods Fair (CICGF)

The CICGF is held every year from June9 till June12. Companies from all over the world promote in Ningbo their businesses. Products are: textiles, garments, electronics, furniture, office supply, sports & travel products, art crafts, gifts and foodstuffs. Website (in Chinese/English):