It comprises the urban districts of Ningbo proper, three satellite cities, and a number of rural counties including islands in Hangzhou Bay and the East China Sea.Its port, spread across several locations, is among the busiest in the world As of the 2010 census, the entire administrated area had a population of 7.6 million, with 3.5 million in the six urban districts of Ningbo proper.we maintain editorial consent over everything, so that means we’re not going to publish anything “sensitive” or anything content we deem needlessly offensive, racist, sexist or in any other way intolerant. Take them somewhere obscure that happens to sell alcohol.send submissions to: [email protected] you spot a good looking foreigner wandering Tianyi Square, there’s probably only one or two degrees of separation between you and him and n-1 between you and his penis. The next tier is Jiangdong’s Portman plaza area where you have your choice of bars but can avoid the crowds.One of the most popular attractions in the city is the Tianyi Ge Museum, China’s oldest private library.Set in a beautiful traditional Ming Dynasty house, the collection of Confucian works is complimented by tranquil water gardens.Ningbo was known as a trade city on the silk road at least two thousand years ago, and then as a major port, along with Yangzhou and Guangzhou in the Tang Dynasty; thereafter, the major ports for foreign trade in the Song Dynasty.
Dive into the really ancient relics at the Hemudu site that dates back to more than 7000 years.
It’s an interesting place and frequented by most travellers from around the world.
Or be at the centre of the city at Tianyi Square, the biggest commercial complex that has modern sleek buildings and serves as a one-stop shopping, entertainment and commercial plaza.
Arab traders lived in Ningbo during the Song dynasty when it was known as Mingzhou, as the ocean-going trade passages took precedence over land trade during this time.
The city of Ningbo was known in Europe for a long time under the name of Liampó. in the standard Portuguese history, João de Barros's Décadas da Ásia, although Barros explained that Liampó was a Portuguese "corruption" of the more correct Nimpó.
To the north, Hangzhou Bay separates Ningbo from Shanghai; to the east lies Zhoushan in the East China Sea; on the west and south, Ningbo borders Shaoxing and Taizhou respectively.