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Top 10 must-see attractions in Ningbo

06-19-2011 16:45 BJT

Ningbo, one of the oldest cities in China, lies in the east of Zhejiang Province at the mid-point of the Chinese coastline. As the birthplace of Hemudu culture with a history of more than 7,000 years, Ningbo has witnessed the rise and fall of numerous dynasties.

Present-day Ningbo is one of the most developed city in Zhejiang. As a port city, it is also a vital part of Shanghai's international airport system and offers regular flights to more than 600 ports in 216 countries.

NO.10 Tengtou Village

Tengtou Village []

Tengtou Village, arguably the best village of China, is worth a visit to discover its rustic and environmentally friendly atmosphere and to get a taste of the bucolic life. Near Ningbo City, it has been recognized by the United Nations for its ecological care and was on display at the Expo 2010 Shanghai, the largest international world fair.

Tengtou's charm lies in what makes it a modern village without industrialization. The tourism and environmental protection is mutually beneficial. Power is clean and recyclable and the cultural relics are well-preserved.

Summer, when the fruits are fresh and ripe, is a good time to visit the village. The experience of seeing and taking part in rural production methods is another highlight for Tengtou visitors. The well-preserved stone windows, furniture and local relics dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) are the main draws to the village.

Travel tips: summer is a good time to visit Tengtou Village, for the fruits are fresh and ripe.

Address: 27 kilometers out of Ningbo downtown

Admission: 80 yuan

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