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Tian Yi Library, Ningbo
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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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  • 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。 
  • 天一阁是一座历史非常悠久的图书馆,藏书丰富,通过播放的说明视频,对天一阁的由来有了深入浅出的了解。为范钦后人守书坚韧不拔的毅力感到惊叹。 
  • 我好幾年前去過天一閣的,那邊門票還便宜的,那個時候是15元錢,夏天去的,很涼快的,外面很熱,裡面濕濕的,天一閣旁邊就是月湖,風景還可以的,也算是寧波的市中心了。天一閣裡面藏書很多,但是看不到,都是收藏起來了的