400 years ago, the pioneering traveler Xu Xiake embarked on a journey from Ningbo; 400 years later, people from all around follow in Xu Xiake’s footsteps to Ningbo.
Architecture is the art of solidification. In Ningbo, architecture is also the solidification of history. Over thousands of years, the unique regional cultures such as maritime, Confucian merchant, and religious cultures can be glimpsed through the architecture of Ningbo.
From the well-preserved Guoguo Temple, a quintessential example of Southern China’s wooden structure architecture, to the award-winning Ningbo Museum, the Old Bund blending Chinese and Western artistry, and the lively ancient village streets, each building tells the tale of different eras. Walking on cobblestone paths, looking up at blue-tiled white walls, admiring the carved beams and painted rafters, appreciating wood carvings and brick carvings—the essence of the port city unfolds before your eyes.