Best towns and villages to visit in Ningbo
6. Tangxi Town
Tangxi Town is located in the southeast of Yinzhou district, 30 kilometers away from the city center. Surrounded by Baiyan Mountain and Meixi Stream, it is a picturesque ancient town that dates back to the Tang and Song dynasties.
With several villages of historic interest, ten ancient trails, the magnificent Jinji Bridge and Meixi Reservoir, the area around Baiyan Mountain, including the town, is known as the "Shangri-La of Ningbo". The Baoqing Temple on Baiyan Mountain is also a well-known temple with a long history.
In recent years, over 30 windmills have been built along the roads on the mountain, providing a beautiful view amid the blooming yellow flowers.
In addition, the Hongyan Moutain is another highlight of the town, which features a Danxia landform that consists of red-colored sandstones and conglomerates.
Address: In the southeast of Yinzhou district, Ningbo city
Traffic: Bus No 620
7. Xikou Town
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Xikou Town is located on Siming Mountain in the Fenghua district, southwest of the city. It is the hometown of Chiang Kai-shek, who served as the president of the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975. There are 22 well-preserved historic sites of the Republic of China, including Chiang and his son's former residence.
The town also boasts a national 5-A level scenic spot, the Xuedou Mountain Scenic Spot, where there is a giant bronze statue of the Maitreya Buddha, which is the highest staute of the Maitreya Buddha around the globe. Xuedou Mountain is known as one of the five Buddhist mountains in China.
Gingko seeds are the local specialty of Xikou Town, as the town is the largest production base of gingko seeds in Ningbo.
Address: Fenghua district, Ningbo city
Traffic: Bus No 25