Enjoy the convenience of staying right next to the Ningbo International Conference and Exhibition Centre at Pan Pacific Ningbo. Refer to this Ningbo city guide and refresh your senses with a myriad of recreational choices around the hotel, including the Science Centre, a 4D Cinema and other fascinating places of interest at the Cultural Plaza. If you are looking for something quieter, explore the area around Dong Qian Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Zhejiang Province, and marvel at the natural beauty of the surrounding scenery.
Cultural Plaza and Ningbo Municipal Government Office
Immerse yourself in a cultural journey at the new Ningbo Cultural Plaza, which is five minutes away from the hotel and set to open in phases. Home to chic boutiques and grand galleries, the Cultural Plaza offers a diverse range of shopping and entertainment options. The Ningbo Municipal Government Office is also about the same distance away.
Ningbo Ocean World
The aquarium has three types of tunnels, 180-degree, 270-degree and spring layer, which provides impressive underwater scenery and features the longest 180-degree panoramic sea sightseeing tunnel in the country. It is also the only aquarium that combines scenery and cultural concept of Wuge Grotto, ancient Egypt, Yuanmingyuan Imperial Garden in the artificial landscape. The performance hall of dolphins will soon be launched in the second phase of the development.
Qing' an Guildhall
Qing' an guildhall, also known as " Yongdong Tianhou Temple", was constructed in Xianfeng 3rd year (1853), and is a unique building integrating the temple of Queen of Heaven and a guildhall. Strategically located in the southern area of the Yangtze River, it has now been converted into a maritime museum, the first in the country.
Ningbo (Yinzhou) Museum
Ningbo (Yinzhou) Museum displays an impressive range of exhibits for a better understanding of Ningbo's history, art and culture. The building facade was designed by famous architect, Wang Shu, and the film "Caught in the Web" directed by famous director, Chen Kaige, was shot here.
Ningbo Gallery is a modern museum of art which integrates exhibition, displaying, preservation, academic research, art exchange, art education and entertainment. It is widely lauded as the "art palace in the oriental port".
Ningbo Science Exploration Centre
The Science Exploration Centre located in Ningbo Cultural Plaza offers exciting and interactive exhibits, displays and experiments designed to create a fun and educational experience for both children and adults alike.
Tiantong Temple was constructed in the Jin Dynasty (300 AD) and locatd on Taibai Mountain 25km east of Ningbo. It is known as the "Buddhist Kingdom in the Southeast" and regarded among the top four "Zen Buddhism Forests" in China. The temple is said to be the ancestral place that inspired the beginnings of the Caodong (Soto) sect of Chan (Zen), which has millions of followers in Japan and worldwide.
Asoka King Temple
King Asoka's temple was constructed in the third year of Taikang in the West Jin Dynasty (282 AD) and is one of the "Five Zen Buddhism mountains of China". With magnificent scale of more than 600 halls, rooms and pavilions covering an area of over 14,000 square metres, the temple is famous for its storage of Buddha's relics and designated as one of the national key temples in the areas of the Han race.