The Tianyi Ge (Chinese: 天一阁; literally: "One Sky Pavilion"), translated as Tianyi Pavilion or Tianyi Chamber, is a library and garden located in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China. It is the oldest existing library in China. Founded in 1561 by Fan Qin during the Ming dynasty, in its heyday, it boasted a collection of 70,000 volume of antique books.
The name Tian Yi refers to the concept of cosmic unity first described in a Han dynasty commentary to the Book of Changes. In Chinese alchemy Tianyi is linked to the element of water, thus it was believed by providing a watery name would protect the library against fire damage.
In 1982, Tianyi Ge was established by the Chinese authorities as a National Heritage Site. Also located in the complex is the Qin Family Drama Stage.
Since 1989, the ancestral halls along the roads such as Qinjiatang, Wen's family temple, Chen family museum, and some factory buildings have been incorporated into Tianyi Pavilion and have become a showcase of traditional culture. The area of Tianyi Pavilion has reached the peak including the main body of the museum (library), the garden and the traditional architecture.
The Grand Buddha Maitreya of the Xuedou Mountain
The large Maitreya Buddha of Xuedou Mountain is located in a hill at an altitude of 369 meters from Xuedou Mountain, Xikou Township, Fenghua Town, Ningbo. The bronze Buddha sits north of the hill facing south. He is holding a left hand purse, a nenju (a Buddhist bracelet) on his right hand, looking nice. The big Buddha is at the height of the hill, integrated into the rock mass whole, solid, stable like rock, magnificent and extraordinary. The construction of Buddha Maitreya outdoors is a great achievement and a cultural event in the history of development and tourism in the city of Ningbo. It plays a positive role in promoting the tourism industry, enhancing cultural value and accelerating the construction of a famous tourist city.
The tourist area will be 52 hectares, consisting of three middle, east and west axes and six functional areas, including the central area of the Buddha, the pilgrimage area, the sculpture area of the Maitreya Buddha, ancient objects exhibition area, recreation area and commercial area. The central axis is the main tourist site of the Big Buddha, the eastern axis, the large Buddha sub-landscape and the western axis is the original building of Xuedou temple. The big Buddha Maitreya is 56.74 meters high, weighing more than 500 tons, in bronze, inside, supported by more than 1,000 tons of steel, solid and stable. It is the highest Buddha Maitreya sitting in the world.
Xikou Town is a 5A Chinese National Tourism Site. It is located in Xikou Commune, Fenghua District, 40 km southwest of Ningbo City. To the north, it is near the Xuedou Mountain, to the east, Xuling Mountain; south, along the Shanxi River. The river surrounds the mountain, what beautiful landscapes. Today, he is known by the hometown of Chiang Kai-shek and his son Chiang Ching-kuo. It is a brilliant pearl of China's main tourism line, the first " 5A Chinese National Tourism Site" and one of the "Top Ten Tourism Site of Zhejiang Province", which won the interests of travelers.
Xikou is a typical sub-tropical monsoon climate, hot and humid, rich in freshwater resources. The Xikou region covers an area of 379.6 square kilometers and, due to its unique geographical climate, the mountains are surrounded by greenery, clear waters and abundant produce.
Xikou, dating back some 145 million years, is made by several volcanic eruptions and changes of coastal line. Nature does a stupendous job, there is a Danxia relief. Now we still see fluid traces of the rocky layer. After more than 100 million years, Mountain Xuedou entered the era of the time and began to show the scene of dense forests, many animals, high cliffs and waterfalls.
Xiangshan Movie and TV Town
Xiangshan Movie and TV Town is located in the Xiangshan Scenic Area in Ningbo. The town, which skilfully combines local natural landscapes such as Lingyan Mountain, rocks, holes, waters and forests, has been totally invested with 460 million yuan. As a 1,091-hectare area, film culture and leisure tourism are among the five most interesting sites: the Place district, the Village Street district, the Monastery site, the Manoir district, the Residence district. The Xiangshan Film City, which interprets the art of ancient Song architecture and brings together film culture and tourism, was considered in 2006 as one of the "top 10 Chinese film base".
The construction of Xiangshan Movie and TV Town is divided into two phases. The sites of the first phase, which is screened primarily for the movie "Hero of Condor", including "the ancient battlefield", "Xiangyang City", and more than 160 monolithic buildings; Sites in the second phase include "The City of Spring and Fall Warriors", "Pilgrimage Paradise to the West", "Inn", "VIP Building" and "Studio".
With its many unique and well-appointed buildings,Xiangshan Movie and TV Town can be photographed in both the QinHan, TangSong, and MingQing Dynasty films. Appropriate scenes can be found for film subjects from different stages of history.
Dongqian Lake, located southeast of Ningbo City, is only 7.8 kilometers from the city center. It is the largest freshwater lake in Zhejiang. The entire lake is composed of Grain Lake, South Lake and North Lake, 6.5 km wide and 8.5 km long. The Peripheral Lake reaches 45 km and has an area of 20 square km, four times more than West Lake in Hangzhou, which could be called "the first lake on the coast of China".
Dongqian Lake is a natural lagoon of sea tracks formed during the ancient period, and is more stylized across successive generations. During the years of Tianbao under Tang dynasty (744), Mao County ordered the construction of dikes led by Lu Nanjin, which was followed by magistrates Wang Anshi, Li Yigui and Lv Xian, who are taxed on border and built facilities for integrated waters.
Dongqian Lake is a marvel of nature that is picturesque, beautiful, grandiose and makes us a fairyland. And it's also a place of humanism, thanks to its long history, its rich culture.
The principals sites are fishing Tao Oasis Xiayu the Song Dynasty relic of the museum in the South, the site of Huting, Erling tower at dusk, Museum of Wang Anshi, Academy Shamenghai and the lake ... etc.
Hangzhou Bay Bridge Haitian Yizhou Platform
A maritime platform that is built on the sea, 14 kilometers from the south shore of the bridge, which at the time of the bridge's construction, served as an intermediate point between north and south to facilitate the transportation of building materials . After work, the platform, as a transhipment point on the bridge, is used for maritime rescue and tourism. On this platform with two football pitches, there is also an observation tower, which overlooks the sea surface and overlooks the entire bridge, which is an integral part of the Hangzhou Bay Bridge . This is the Haitian Yizhou Platform.
The total construction area is 41700 m2, which represents 12000 m2 on the sea, for a total investment of 580 million yuan. The building is divided into two parts, the main platform and the observation tower, whose main platform is 24 meters high (6 storeys). On the fifth floor are the guest rooms with panoramic sea views. The observation tower measures 157 meters high, for a total of 16 floors, it is here you can admire the landscape of Hangzhou Bay . The Haitian Yizhou Platform is dominated by white and blue, as a winged eagle leaves a bright pearl in the mouth, which means the assessment of the Yangtze Delta, which is experiencing rapid economic growth.
At the same time, it expresses a wish for Hangzhou Bay: the more it flies, the higher it rises. The architecture of the bridge is always beauty, it will be a brilliant business card of Ningbo becoming one of the most publicized tourist sites in the world.
Ruins of Hemudu
The ruins of Hemudu are late Neolithic ruins in China, located in the town of Hemudu, Yuyao City, about twenty kilometers from the city of Ningbo. They cover an area of almost 40,000 square meters, have been excavations since 1973, are one of the oldest cultural sites of the time. This is a concrete example of China using mortise and tenon technology to build wooden houses.
The cultural remains found in the excavations of the ruins of Hemudu are characterized by a large number and variety, providing a complete material for studying the production and living conditions of the clan community seven or eight thousand years ago. For example, the number of pieces of pottery discovered twice reached 400,000 pieces, which is out of reach of other Neolithic sites of the same surface. Another example is the ungrounded textile tools: the spinning wheel, the winding wire, the split wood, the chain beam, the machine tool, the shuttle and the bone needle, etc., with which one can could restore the weaving machines, so specific that other digs could not reach. It has also uncovered unique techniques and tools for weaving pottery, bone and braiding. Its cultural characteristics mainly concern rice cultivation, dry column architecture, textiles and water transport, with important economic, agricultural, spiritual, historical and cultural values.
Ningbo Drum Tower
The Ningbo Drum Tower was built in the first year of Tang Changqing (821) and has a history of more than 1,100 years. It is a symbol of the official state and city establishment in the history of Ningbo. The Ningbo Drum Tower is the only construction ruins of the old City in Ningbo, and it is one of the ancient buildings protected by national cultural relics. Visitors can watch the whole city of Ningbo. This place of interest has large and small stalls, which attracted many foreign tourists.
The poem by Chen Fu, a poet of the Yuan Dynasty, embodies the special status of the Drum Tower in the history of China. In ancient times, drum towers equipped clepsydres and drums to announce the time daily. During the war, they also carried out the functions of reconnaissance and surveillance with missions to secure the city and surpass foreigners.
Today, the Drum Tower and the area adjacent to Park Street have become a gathering place for important cultural events in Ningbo, whose architecture fully reflects the characteristics of the Jiangnan Aquatic City. On both sides are shops resembling Ningbo's traditional architectural style, the green-tiled double-pitched roof, the horse-head wall, and various wood decorations for exterior walls. Now, he has repaired the two inspector's offices of Zhejiang Province, the entrance of the ruins of the stone walls to the east and west, and the stone monuments of the historical changes of the subsoil. city. The two newly built stone arches are the symbols of the successful candidates in the imperial examinations in the Ming and Qing dynasties. It represents the cultural atmosphere and the historical connotation. The pedestrian street of this tower melts culture and commerce in a furnace, integrating shopping and recreation, has become one of the seaside resorts of Ningbo.
Lake of Five Dragons
Lake of Five Ningbo Dragons is located in Longguan County of Yinzhou District, southwest of Ningbo and has a distance of about 35 km from the city, it is the first tourism place of Ningbo that has passed the International Quality Certification ISO9000. This scenic spot is based on natural landscapes, culturally connotes Chinese dragon culture, folk customs of mountain villages in eastern Zhejiang and popular customs, with streams, waterfalls and weird rocks as specialty.
The scenic area covers an area of 16.17 square kilometers, is a mountain-type tourist area. The mountains are surrounded, the summits are high and straight, the cliffs high, the deep valleys, this ground is rich in term of variation. It is characterized by its mountains, rivers, valleys and village customs, and includes the functions of visit, leisure, vacation, pilgrimage and exercise in the mountains, satisfing the needs of tourists. The scenic site has strong features of the popular Chinese Cult-to-Dragon culture and aims to create a brand of Dragon Successors who visit dragon lake, enjoy dragon customs and offer sacrifices to the dragon.
Tiantong Monastery is a sacred place of Zen Buddhism in China. Its ancient history has earned it the visit of the emperors, located in a forest park on the slopes of the Taibai mountain, this monastery is a huge haven of peace a few kilometers from the excitement of Ningbo.
A monk founded Tiantong Temple in 300 AD on the side of Taibai Mountain in Ningbo. Over the centuries, the temple has grown to own 999 rooms! Even now, with 730 rooms spread over 5.8 hectares, Tiantong Monastery is one of the largest on the east coast of China. It is the second most important temple of the five monasteries of the Zen Buddhist School in China.
Tiantong Monastery is 25km from Ningbo, not far from a small village. Backed by Taibai Mountain, also known as Tiantong Mountain, it is lost in nature. This forest park is home to huge trees and lots of bamboo. Hidden at the end of the aisles are splendid viewpoints and small monuments that embellish the visit of Tiantong Temple.
With such an ancient history, it is not surprising that the emperors came there to leave their mark. Inside the temple of Tiantong, there are calligraphic steles of Chinese Shunzhi, Kangxi and Yongzhen emperors. It is a site not only picturesque, but also rich in culture.