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Tianyi Library

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Address: No.5 Tianyi Street, Haizhu District, Ningbo 315000, China
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+86 574 8729 4832
08:00 - 17:30
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beautiful library

It is an ancient library and also a home of once wealthy family. Better find a narrator to introduce the history because there is a lot to explain. The architecture is also great.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Ningbo, China
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Ningbo, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is an ancient library and also a home of once wealthy family. Better find a narrator to introduce the history because there is a lot to explain. The architecture is also great.

Thank rodjin
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a really nice n huge park, can see the Chinese gardening, very relaxing. had a really nice walk there!

Thank wingchigigic
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glad I spared time visiting this library, garden, museum! Couldn't read everything written but great collection of books/writing.

Thank JoNavigates
Ningbo, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Tianyi library is one of the most popular attractions in Ningbo.Tianyi library is located in the west gate of the line 1 subway station .traffic is convenient.there is no worldly noisy.The museum collection some ancient thread bound books.these books are very precious.Tianyi library isn't large,so just need spend 1 hours in this place,and after visit weren't feeling tired.and my favorite... More 

Thank fine530
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Since I came to Ningbo I always wanted to visit this place,the entrance is 30rmb and it is not very far from the city center. You can either go by bus or by taxi(which I suggest). Once entered I did not expect tianyi ge to be like that, you will find many small spaces, which shows you the history of... More 

Thank cmars1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

So locals tell me it's the oldest library in China, I do know that it is older than any I have been to. We went on a rainy day which meant hardly anyone was there, absolutely brilliant! We explored the complex for around 2 hours, my sons enjoying the bridges and pathways. If you are planning on coming to this... More 

Thank Liz S
Xi'an, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Ningbo doesn't have very much to offer a foreign tourist, unfortunately, so this is the number one place to come, at least according to TA. I did quite enjoy the gardens, and it's nice to go into some of the rooms which once may have housed some important literary works, but there was little to hold my attention or provoke... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Very friendly place for a walk and little bit of a reflection and time away from the daily rush. Beautiful scenery

Thank Yahrick
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The garden is ok but no access to the place. If you like to have a walk or see trees, quite a nice area to go.

Thank June C
Ningbo, China
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Tianyige is located in the middle of the town, but it is surprisingly quiet. With many ancient artificials, it will be a good place for a Family to spend afternoon, especially for those with kids

Thank SummerXia

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