Collected by Tess Humphrys
China, Zhejiang, Ningbo Shi, Haishu Qu, Zhongshan W Rd, 中山西路85弄1号 邮政编码: 315000
This market housed in a traditional Chinese wooden structure is a true gem. It's probably the best place to find unique and affordable souvenirs. An antique money shop and a calligraphy shop are two good places to start. There is also a stall...
Qianfeng Alley, Yinzhou Qu, Ningbo Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China, 315000
Excellent coffee, a large wine selection, and a functional furniture shop (with walls lined with ceramic animal heads) surely make an interesting mix. The coffee is serious business, too: The employees themselves regularly conduct coffee tastings....
China, Zhejiang Sheng, Ningbo Shi, Haishu Qu, 车桥街69号 邮政编码: 315000
Every night around 10 p.m., seemingly half of Ningbo floods this tiny shop, fighting over the last loaf of bread. If you can fight your way in, the sponge cakes filled with cream are a tasty delight. The small bread with currants is also...
Zhuangzhongshan Rd, Yuyao Shi, Ningbo Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China
The Chinese believe ghosts haunt people, not buildings. They also believe ghosts can't follow a person around a corner. For these reasons, you'll find complex bridges all over China, though Ningbo seems to have more than usual. Perhaps because it...
Ri Xing Lu, Cixi Shi, Ningbo Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China
Located right by the Westin Hotel, this coffee shop provides a nice alternative to the ubiquitous Starbucks. Perhaps what's best is the decor: "Trees" stand all over, and bookshelves brim with books and magazines. When you order your joe, the...
54 Hutong St, GuLou, Haishu Qu, Ningbo Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China, 315000
It's still rare to find a small shop selling its own line of products in China. That's why Bopu is such a pleasant surprise. The owner, who speaks English, sells cute treats like animal mittens (we spotted sleeping penguins), cell-phone cases...