Ningbo-born Ni Tianzeng (1937-1992) joined the Communist Party and came to Shanghai after graduating from Beijing’s Tsinghua University. Ni built a reputation for himself as a tireless, upstanding politician during his time working first in positions related to his studies in architecture and later as the vice mayor.
The Ni Family Residence (Ní Zhái, 倪宅) in Xitang, named Chéngqìng Táng (承庆堂) by the family, is both an example of a traditional Jiangnan (“south of the Yangtze River”) architecture and a museum to the life of Ni Tianzeng, who local officials seem quite eager to hold up as a model politician. Before Tianzeng, the Ni family had made a name for themselves in Xitang as a literary family and built their beautiful home, composed of five courtyards (two of which have been fully restored) surrounded by traditional halls as well as featuring a traditional garden.
Just north of the Ni Family Residence, Shāoxiāng Gǎng (烧香港) is a spot along the canal in Xitang where locals come to burn incense and pray during the Chinese..
About 20 minutes north of the Qiantang River (Qiántáng Jiāng, 钱塘江) from Liuhe Pagoda, the Nine Creeks and Eighteen Gullies (Jiǔ Xī Shíbā..
The largest freshwater lake in Zhejiang, Dongqian Lake (Dōngqián Hú, 东钱湖) lies about 7 km (4 mi) away from Ningbo proper and is roughly four..
Despite the fact that Putuo Shan is an island and should seemingly be surrounded by beaches, there are actually only four designated swimming beaches. One..