No trip to Ningbo is complete without a visit to the stylish shops and restaurants of Tian Yi Square, visible from some rooms at Crowne Plaza City Centre Ningbo. Stand and watch the huge fountain, which dances in time to soothing classical symphonies.
Visit Qita Temple, a Buddhist monastery that's over 1,100 years old and just a few minutes' walk from the Crowne Plaza. You can easily spend an hour or so exploring its Chinese-style pavilion, bell tower and Ming Dynasty woodcarvings.
Thrilling rollercoasters pierce the sky at family friendly Harborland Theme Park at the edge of Ningbo. Test your nerve on the yellow and purple Flight of the Phoenix, which turns through a series of loop-the-loops. Your Concierge has tickets and details.
Don't Go Home Without
Making the 20km trip to Xikou, a town famed locally for its rich Buddhist heritage. Surrounded by towering mountain landscapes, it is dotted with temples and old presidential residences. Visitors can swim in one of the aqua-blue waterfalls nearby.
Ningbo is a city surrounded by water, and is renowned for the freshest seafood. Take a short walk to restaurants on Tian Yi Square where you can pick your own fish from the tank, then watch as skilled chefs fillet and steam it in front of your eyes.