Ningbo is a city in the northeast of the Zhejiang province on the east coast of China on the Hangzhou Bay near Shanghai (220 km), Hangzhou, Jiaxing, Shaoxing and Zhoushan. This vast area has more than 7.6 milion inhabitants. Ningbo is one of the oldest cities in China and one of the busiest ports in the world. Its history goes back 6.800 years to the Hemudu culture 4.800 BC. It also was an old trade city on the Silk Road. Ningbo and its hinterland (Putuoshan) are popular destinations for tourists. This area has lots of theme parks, museums, historic sites and temples in Ningbo, Ashoka Temple, the Qita Temple, the Tianfeng Pagoda and the Xiantong Pagoda), nature reserves & parks (Big Pine Creek Canyon, Double Peak Forest Park and the On-Water Visiting Area) and preserved "ancient towns".
Ningbo has more than 150 hotels ranging from simple and cheap budget hotels to five star luxury hotels. Some of those hotels in Ningbo are: Howard Johnson Plaza Ningbo five stars, Crowne Plaza City Center Ningbo five stars, InterContinental Ningbo five stars, Citic Ningbo International Hotel five stars, Ningbo Marriott Hotel five stars, New Century Grand Hotel Ningbo five stars, Howard Johnson Sunshine Plaza Ningbo five stars, Sofitel Wanda Ningbo five stars, Shangri-La Hotel Ningbo five stars, The Westin Ningbo five stars, Nanyuan Hotel five stars, Ningbo Portman Plaza Hotel five stars, Yousu Hotel & Apartment TianYi Square YinYi Global Center Apartment Ningbo five stars, New Century Hotel Ningbo four stars, Best Western Jianghua Hotel Ningbo four stars, Ningbo Jingwei Yuda Hotel four stars, Harbour Oriental Hotel four stars, Ningbo Hai Yi Hotel three stars, Ningbo Hai Ju Wang Fu Hotel three stars, Hanting Express Ningbo Ma yuan Road two stars and 7Days Inn Ningbo Tianyi Square two stars. Check the website for their service, fascillities, amenities, accommodations, extras, prices or hotelspecials. Most hotels also are business hotels.
Buddhist Temples in and near Ningbo: Baoguo Temple, Qita Temple, Tianfeng Pagoda, Qingan Association, Ashoka Temple, Tiantong Temple, Tuedou Temple and The Tianwang Hall (Tianwang Dian).