Ningbo is an integration of traditional culture in the south of the Yangtze River and also has the fashionable elements of modern cities. In Ningbo, traditional handicrafts had passed down for over hundreds of years, which reveal special cultural connotations belonging to this ancient coastal city.
What to buy
Handicrafts made of bamboo
Fanhuang Bamboo Sculpture first appeared during the years during 1875 to 1908. 'Fanhuang' is a specific process: first, remove the green coat and joints of the bamboo; second, boil the bamboo until it becomes soft. Press it flat; then, affix the flat bamboo to a wood or bamboo sheet (this sheet is the semi-finished handicraft); finally, polish it and adjust the shape. After 'Fanhuang', the bamboo is engraved with vivid animals or lively paints. The finished products can be used for vases, boxes and other decorations.
Where to buy
Tianyi Square (Centre Business District) extends from Chejiao Street in the east, Kaiming Street in the west, East Zhongshan Road in the north and Yaoxing Street in the south. It is a well-designed business center including various shops, department stores and supermarkets. Here, you can find clothes, cosmetics, home appliances and even small trinkets. Prices range from high to modest.
Address: Qizha Street, Zhongshandong Road, Haishu District, Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province, China
Chenghuang Temple Pedestrian Street
Chenghuang Temple Pedestrian Street (the City God's Temple Pedestrian Street) is an integration of shopping, amusement and food. Goods from clothes, to headgear to cosmetics are all available here.
Address: Xianxue Street, Haishu District, Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province, China