Ningbo is located in the middle of the eastern coast of mainland China, the economically developed Yangtze River Delta south wing, adjacent to Shanghai, Hangzhou.Ningbo is the city opening to the world, with the provincial level of economic management authority of the separate cities, with the development of local laws and regulations of the power of the "larger city", and is the national historical and cultural city.Set in a beautiful traditional Ming Dynasty house, the collection of Confucian works is complimented by tranquil water gardens.Around 45 minutes on the outskirts of the city is Baoguo Temple, south China’s oldest wooden construction dating back almost 1000 years.I FINALLY found out where I will be living next year: Ningbo, Zhejiang!While not on my original list, the more I learn about Ningbo, the more excited I am to live there next year.
Ningbo’s proximity to the ocean also means great seafood! Ningbo is one of the oldest cities in China, dating back to the Neolithic Hemundu culture in 4800 BC.In 2012 Ningbo was the world’s fastest growing port, and this great rate of development has spread throughout the whole city.Tianyi Square in the centre is flanked by luxury shops and western brands, and centres around Asia’s tallest fountain.Ningbo's origins date back to over 6,800 years, and its history as a major city began 2,000 years ago, becoming a port for foreign trade during the Tang and Song dynasties.
Most of the trade was done by foreign merchants coming to Ningbo.
Ningbo has become an important industrial city and foreign trade port in East China.