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Facts about the Tianyi Square – A Must Visit Hub in Ningbo

If you ever find yourself in Ningbo, China, consider a visit to Tianyi Square which is found at the very heart of the neighbourhood. Considered to be one of the area's most famous attractions, there's a lot to this square. So, here's a look at some facts regarding Tianyi Square.


The Location

So, to start off with, how exactly do you reach Tianyi Square? Well, if you're staying at a centrally located Ningbo hotel – say, for example, the Pan Pacific Ningbo it's a relatively simple affair that won't cost you more than a few minutes. The square is found along Zhongshan Road in the Haishu District of the city – it's a fairly accessible location and there's plenty of ways to get there. You can always hire a taxi to reach the place or simply grab the bus. Buses bearing the number 2, 5, 9, and 20 all have routes that lead to Tianyi Square, so you're fine picking any of them. Tianyi Square can also be freely entered by tourists and travellers, meaning you don't need to pay an extra admission fee or buy a ticket.


The History

Tianyi isn't just your typical market square, it has a lot of history attached to it and that's what makes it one of the most popular areas to visit in Ningbo. The square itself was first completed in 2002 at a time when European style and fashions had reached its peak popularity in China. This is evident when you start exploring Tianyi as most of the original 22 builds that were built around the square bear the hallmarks of classic European architecture. Over time, the square grew both in size and in diversity. Now you can spot a myriad of different buildings, shopping stalls, and cafes lining up the place – al of which makes for an amazing day's outing. Tianyi Square is considered to be the biggest multi-function square on offer in China as it covers an area that exceeds 200,000 square metres. In addition to this, it has also been granted multiple awards including the prize for best art construction following its completion.


The Sections

The 49 acres that the square covers are divided into 10 main sections. Navigating the square is made easy through this as you're easily able to figure out where you want to go based on your need. The main sections include a separate retail area, electronics corner and souvenir section.


The Attractions

There are a number of unique attractions for you to see here in Tianyi Square. Some of the main sights that you won't want to miss out on including the famed Music Fountain – the only one of its kind in the region – and gothic-styled Jiangbei Church.


Go Shopping

There's plenty of shopping to be done here in Tianyi and as mentioned earlier, you can easily navigate around the place via the separate sections to find what you want. Keep in mind that the square tends to host regular fairs and sales, so be sure to ask the locals when the next event is.

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