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Address: No.6 Renmin Road, Jiangbei District, Ningbo 315031, China
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Trip to the Old China Town!

When with a travelling group, you have alot of old buildings to walk through and have an idea of what it felt like back in those times, with models of people carrying on daily day... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2016
Nanjing, China
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Shanghai Region, China
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Firstly, unless you happen to be in Ningbo, there is absolutely no reason to go out of your way to visit. Secondly, even if you happen to be in Ningbo and are considering taking the 60rmb cab ride to Cicheng, you'd be better served going to the Ningbo Library, Tian Yi Ge. Cicheng's old town is virtually abandoned except for... More 

Thank EJChina
Nanjing, China
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122 reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

When with a travelling group, you have alot of old buildings to walk through and have an idea of what it felt like back in those times, with models of people carrying on daily day to day activities in different sections of buildings they also do a knotting activity on site, the area itself is really big and theres still... More 

Thank Shannon083
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

The word "ancient" in china is used instead of "traditional". There is nothing ancient in this place. Most of it is built in the last 10 years and is fresh concrete! The oldest parts are some wooden structures that are about 100 years old. Even to American/Australian standards this is not ancient.

Thank KUK34
Shanghai, China
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015

China has thousands of "old" towns or villages, some more distinctive than others. While the buildings here in Cicheng are reproductions, they are authentic. One of Cicheng's benefits is that it was a county seat with a governor so there are several different compounds to see a generally close area ( but there is about 10 minutes walk between sites).... More 

1 Thank Mumslie
Ningbo, China
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015

A nice place to wander around on a March afternoon. Visit places like the residence of Ren Shigang who established Wu He Kitting Mill in Shanghai. Visit the County Examination Hall where feudal Imperial Examination was held. It epitomizes Chinese culture and the Imperial Examinations and serves as a historic and cultural reminder for us and our descendants to better... More 

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Shanghai, China (US Expat)
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76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013 via mobile

We were disappointed to find out that most of the buildings are replicas that we built ofter 2002. Having said that, they do a good job making the environment look old and there are a few small houses that have been preserved. We were there in August and it was a ghost town ... The black paved streets radiated heat.... More 

1 Thank china_mom101
Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

This is a very nice place to walk around, away from the hustle and bustle of big cities in the area. The Confucius Temple, old Chinese mansions, the Taoist monastery and the scenic lake at the northern end of town are all nice additives to strolling around the ancient streets and alleys. It's a shame though the entrance ticket only... More 

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Chandigarh , India
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

Statues at Cicheng ancient town are as real as are at Madame Tussaud's museum of Shanghai. Amazing to know how well organised and systematic Chinese were in the ancient times. A place worth visiting if you go to Ningbo, a city where more rare earth magnets are made than in any other city of the world.

Thank RavinderSingh25
Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

This is a great place to visit to get an insight into the way the Chinese lived in the past and even in some areas how they live now. Cicheng Ancient Town is open about 8.30am to 4.30pm and the price of admission is cheap, about $1.50 Aussie or 80RMB if my memory is correct. If you spend long enough... More 

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