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Tian Yi Library, Ningbo
(4.3/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Immerse yourself in culture at Tian Yi Library, China’s oldest, existing library. Stroll through the beautifully maintained gardens and courtyards and marvel at the traditional Ming Dynasty architecture. The library dates to 1561, and once upon a time contained a collection of over 70,000 antique books. Sadly, the British took many books after the Second Opium War, and thieves stole many more. The collection now stands at around 30,000. Due to the age and importance of the books, most now reside in a climate-controlled environment and away from public display. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere as you explore this complex and soak up the history. Use our Ningbo vacation planner to visit Tian Yi Library on your trip to Ningbo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • 是中国现存最早的私家藏书楼,也是亚洲现有最古老的图书馆和世界最早的三大家族图书馆之一。建于明朝中期,由当时退隐的兵部右侍郎范钦主持建造。 走进大门,首先映入眼帘的是此间主人的铜像,在这个小小的腹院里面别有洞天,许多的展厅都陈列着范家走遍五湖四海收集的书籍。最值得一提的是院子正中的戏台,里面是鸡笼顶,全部都是鎏金的,极有气派。它融合了木雕、砖雕、石雕、贴金、拷作等多种传统民间工艺,并且题材丰富,造型...  more »
  • It has a nice traditional Chinese garden. The building itself is worth spending some time studying. The collection is old and uninteresting unless you're into calligraphy. 
  • 宁波最有名的地方当属天一阁。天一阁就在宁波火车站不远,占地不算大,走马观花的话邀不了多久就逛完了。 里面藏书都是私人珍藏,为我国私人收藏的典范,体现了宁波的文化高度。