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Tianyi Library

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A quiet and green place

A historic place with lots of information about Chinese bookwriting and restoration. Also a place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ningbo, China
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Worth the visit

Nearby to Moon Lake Park. Majong museum inside, garden and shady place. Fully recommended for a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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No.5 Tianyi Street, Haizhu District, Ningbo 315000, China
+86 574 8729 4832
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All reviews beautiful garden chinese history moon lake well worth the visit loud city short visit amazing collection historical place ming dynasty couple of hours traditional style few hours water features nice place books libraries mahjong
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A historic place with lots of information about Chinese bookwriting and restoration. Also a place to recover between water basins with fishes inside, natural stone arrangements and many green (plants).

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nearby to Moon Lake Park. Majong museum inside, garden and shady place. Fully recommended for a 2-3h visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank torete84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be honest, although it is famous for collecting books, the most impressive thing is the collection of mahjong. It is worth seeing. In ancient times, there were bamboo mahjong and paper mahjong. In any case, a variety of mahjong is available. You can see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank shahadat530
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the authentic nature of this beautiful library. Wonderful amongst trees and water One of the oldest libraries in the world and has the oldest books in China Please go - its worth it

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank leeannf_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been there twice. It was famous for being one of the three oldest private libraries in the world. But the garden landscape like rockeries, ponds and bamboo groves better catch my attention. It is these settings that have prevented the library from fires. And...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank yphilomel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends told me that Tianyi Library is the oldest library in Asia and one of the world's first three family libraries. And I think it is not only rich in books, but also the style of architecture. The scenery is beautiful and elegant, with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can only echo previous reviews that if staying in Ningbo with some spare time you should visit this "one of the three oldest private libraries in the world", set up in the 16th century during the Ming Dynasty by a prominent minister, Fan Qin....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Synthomer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An ancient set of typical Chinese building hosting in its many room a plethora of artifacts, including very old books stored in a protected environment. The Maj room was especially interesting. The surrounding of water and greenery were beautiful.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GXR2013
Reviewed February 25, 2019

A must see when staying in Ningbo. Beautiful garden with much history and architect. Near center of city and walkable from most hotels.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank joand65
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Beautiful setting, peaceful and dignified this is one of the most famous libraries in China / Asia. The gardens are a delight and peaceful and the history of this museum is brilliant.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Konnect92 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I am not familiar enough with the destination, one of the reasons being that I was driven there by friends and not by taxi! Good luck and have a nice stay!