Ningbo for Couples
Collected by Peter Sands
Just two hours from Shanghai, you'll find the ancient city of Ningbo, famed for its seafood and long history. Unexpectedly modern life here is vibrant and full of street musicians, coffee culture, and friendly residents.
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...
Yanyue St, Haishu Qu, Ningbo Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China, 315000
Renting a swan boat to paddle around Moon Lake is guaranteed to be a romantic adventure. In fact, there might be nothing better on a breezy fall afternoon. You will need to leave a deposit along with the payment, which depends on the boat. Later,...
Zhongshan W Rd, GuLou, Haishu Qu, Ningbo Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China, 315000
Yongfengku was one of the most important archeological finds in the past decade. While it may not be much to look at, it's a reminder of Ningbo's age, and the important eras of Chinese history the city has seen. Be sure to climb Drum Tower, and...
128 Yaohang St, TianYi GuangChang, Haishu Qu, Ningbo Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China, 315000
If you need a landmark, look no further. You'll find this church soaring above the Ningbo skyline, always letting you know where you are. It's at the far edge of Tianyi Square, so after some hectic shopping and running around, the church provides...
51 Yangshan Rd, Jiangbei Qu, Ningbo Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China, 315020
When it comes to street food, this place makes you feel like a kid in a candy shop. You'll find dozens of options—all on a stick—save for big ears of grilled corn. You could get exotic with octopus, or stick with simple veggies. If you're asked...
60 Yanyue St, Haishu Qu, Ningbo Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China, 315000
Built entirely from wood, this seafood eatery resembles something out of ancient China. Underneath the hum of happy diners, the building creaks and thumps like a living creature. The counter of the open kitchen is a rich display of fresh seafood...
14 Dahe Alley, Jiangdong Qu, Ningbo Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China, 315000
LBB Beer House is the oldest expat bar in Ningbo. It's been open for fifteen years, though it had to close for a while due to noise complaints from the neighbors. The space has been renovated it, making it seem cavernous, in a cozy way. Inside...
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, Ningbo Shi, Haishu Qu, Zhenming Rd, 宝奎巷11 邮政编码: 315000
The Jade Culture Museum resides in one of the many historic buildings surrounding Moon Lake. And, unlike a typical museum, you can actually buy what you see! Some of the jade pieces will set you back thousands of dollars, but there are more...
China, Zhejiang, Ningbo Shi, Haishu Qu, Zhongshan W Rd, 中山西路85弄1号 邮政编码: 315000
In China, shops that sell old money are a dime a dozen—pun intended. Yet, this one is special: Almost like a museum, here, you'll likely find just about every type of old coin and bill—even ingots, which China used as currency a gazillion years...
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