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Tianyi Library
Ranked #1 of 131 things to do in Ningbo
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Thislibrary should have some more English books. Then it can be a better place for foreigners. Thanks.

Thank Humayun K
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

Lots of nice gardens and old structures and books!

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Reviewed May 7, 2012

This is an oasis of calm. The library is fascinating.

Thank Northernlassie
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

As a voracious reader and husband of a librarian I was interested to try this site. There was some English interpretation of the library materials and explanation of the site's history. Unless you have scholarly interest in the historical books and records, this will be a quick visit. One recommendation- have a cab bring you there. I came on foot, and (thankfully) had a local resident guide me there on a winding trip through a hutong (old neighborhood.)

Thank bpritts
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

Tian Yi Library is a very old library, and is a site that both Chinese from other regions and Westerners alike should see. It features genuine Chinese architecture, several courtyards and has rooms with display cabinets, containing examples of the books collected over the ages.

The largest courtyard has a large pool with lots of large fish. Quite cool.

You do have to buy a ticket to get in, it's not free. But I can't tell you the price, because I was busy taking photos outside while my friend bought the tickets.

The library is less than 15 minutes walk from the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, which at the time of writing, was the number 1 listed hotel for Ningbo. It might take you a little longer than that though, if you walk along the moon park which is parallel and runs along side the river which is parallel a road you have to walk along to get to the library, and enjoy the willow trees and scenery.

Hope this helps!

Thank SirCyrus
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