Ningbo is so much bigger than the small downtown area, staying downtown can fill a few days but it’s just like any major city. To really see some jaw dropping parts of Ningbo you have to adventure into the outer districts, where you will meet the kindest of people with the warmest of smiles. Breathtaking mountain ranges steeped in a deep and meaningful history that has been relatively undisturbed.
Trains - Ningbo South Railway Station (宁波火车南站) Tel:0574-5616-3111
Taxis are ¥10 for the first 3.5 km plus ¥2 fuel tax. Bus is ¥1 (¥2 with air conditioning), but you must know the bus routes - stops are not announced in English.
Motor Bikes - Although Downtown Ningbo does not permit motorbikes a bike can be rented outside of downtown and can make an enjoyable way of reaching the outer districts. Be sure to also rent a helmet or take your own.
The city is blessed with subtropical climate, featuring mild temperatures, moderate humidity and four distinctive seasons. July is the hottest month (average daily temperature 29°C) and January the coldest (4°C). The average annual temperature is 16°C.
Season-specific resorts such as the Tianhe Scenic Area in Tiantai Mountain and Xuedou Mountain Scenic Area in Xikou Town cater for the summer season, while resorts such as the Nanxi Hot Springs are suited more to winter visits. However, to the north of the city run a series of beautiful lakes, including the Dongqian Lake, the West Lake and the Tai Lake, which are perfect for year-round visits. There are other attractions such as Tianyi Pavilion and Yandang Mountain worth your visit.