The Old Bund is known as the North Riverbank. It is a waterfront area in Jiangbei District, Ningbo City. The Old Bund is on the north bank of the Yong River. It was the site of the Port of Ningbo since 1840s till late 1990s. The North Riverbank was the result of Treaty of Nanking, and witnessed the initiation and development of Ningbo Commercial Group.
The Old Bund locates in the piers of the Port of Ningbo, and all the trade between Ningbo and Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia are made through it. The trading can be traced back to 1842 when the Sino-Britain Treaty of Nanking was signed, and Ningbo was thereafter a trading port. Ever since then the westerners came to Ningbo.
In 1844, Ningbo was officially opened as a trading port, and the North Riverbank was hence the residential spot for foreign merchants. The North Riverbank became the first Bund in China, 20 years before the Bund in Shanghai. Western modern facilities and buildings were built along the North Riverbank ever since, which marks the beginning of the modernization of Ningbo.
Opening hours: 24 hour
Recommended visiting time: 1 hour
Location: Jiangbei District, Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province, China
Transportation: Take subway Line 1 and get off at Dongmenkou Station.