Where to enjoy the beautiful colors of autumn in Ningbo

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3. Persimmon trees in Shilin village


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Shilin village, meaning literally village of persimmon trees, is located in Dalan town, Yuyao, Ningbo. With a history of over 600 years, it is known for its abundance of persimmon trees. Each house is surrounded by the trees, some of which boast an age of over 300 years.

In autumn, red ripe persimmons hang like lanterns in the tree, forming a beautiful landscape with huge mountains, green bamboos and red maple leaves in the background.

The national 4A-level Danshan Chishui Scenic Spot also lies in the village, where you may go climbing and enjoy the autumn scenery, and have a taste of the alluring fresh persimmons.

Address: Shilin village, Dalan town, Yuyao, Ningbo

How to get there: Bus 509 from Yuyao South Terminal to Dalan Bus Terminal—Bus 629 from Dalan Bus Terminal to Shilin village 

4. Red maples along Qixiakeng path


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Qixiakeng path is an ancient path in Qixiakeng village, Xikou town, Fenghua district. The soft road covered with golden pine needles and many beautiful maple trees flanking the path make it a perfect place for hiking in autumn.

It is a pleasant experience to take in the picturesque landscape while listening to the gurgling of streams and breathing the mountain fresh air.

You may also visit the ancestral hall of Wang Xizhi, a great Chinese calligrapher in Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420), in the village. Several generations of Wang's offspring are said to have lived here, which may be of interest to the art and history buffs out there. 

Address: Qixiakeng village, Xikou town, Fenghua district, Ningbo

How to get there: Direct bus from Ningbo South Terminal to Xikou town—Direct bus from Xikou Farm-use Bus Terminal to Qixiakeng village 

5. Gingko trees around Tiantong Temple


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Tiantong Temple in Yinzhou district is a well-known Buddhist temple in China. It is well known for a row of gingko trees by the Fangsheng Lake (meaning literally, a lake for freeing captive fish).

When autumn comes, numerous yellow gingko leaves sway and dance like butterflies in the wind, and cover the road like a gingko carpet, adding to the splendor of the temple and making you feel as if you were walking in an oil painting. 

Address: At the foot of Taibai Mountain, Yinzhou district, Ningbo

How to get there: Take Bus 162 from Fuming Stop in city center to Tiantong Temple

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