A Quiet Weekend in Ningbo

Thursday, May 7, 2015



Outerwear: Zara (similar) | Top: H&M | Shorts: Taobao (similar here)
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar) | Bag: H&M | Sandals: Forever 21

Just two hours away from Shanghai is the lovely area of Ningbo, a rising commercial competitor that has been in existence for longer than most Chinese cities. From a traditional ancient street to large-scale entertainment centers, the city shows a clear willingness to merge history with modernization. As always, I was on a hunt for the quiet escapes within the city, and I was not disappointed.

Pictured above are some of my favorite spots from this weekend trip, with the first being Dongqian Lake. As the largest freshwater lake in its province, this area offers stunning views from all angles. The day we visited was especially gloomy, but the lake somehow remained beautiful as ever. Another favorite was the Old Bund, which once oversaw Ningbo's international trade. Compared to Shanghai's famous Bund, this is smaller in scale with a much more quaint atmosphere. Since this area really only comes alive at night, we were able to truly enjoy the architecture by day. We finished our day on the Old Bund with a waterside brunch, the perfect conclusion to a peaceful weekend trip.

50 comments

  1. looks so peaceful!
    ((p.s. i've been a little blog MIA lately.. but i've been loving catching up on your adventures!!))

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  2. Amazing sceneries! I love your jacket! looks so edgy!

    xx
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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  3. Such a beautiful location. I hope that you had a wonderful time, Christina!

    xx, Diane || http://www.modernisticphoenix.blogspot.com

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  4. Dying over that Zara outerwear and the location looks AMAZING.

    May x • The MaydenBloglovin'

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  5. Gorgeous photos <3 The location is so beautiful! Love your necklace!
    xoxo,
    snowprincessbella.blogspot.com

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  6. I've only been to China twice and both time was in Shenzhen, wished we had more time to travel to other parts of China. Are you on vacation in China?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I am actually studying abroad here for the semester!! China is amazing :)

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  7. What a beautiful location, look so peaceful <3 and I love your outfit.

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  8. I'm so loving your travel style Christina! You keep it so chic and fresh looking!

    Hope you're having the best time :)

    Gabby xo

    Blog - What She Buys / Instagram / Twitter

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    1. Aw thank you Gabby! Hope you're doing well :)

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  9. dying to go to china!! looks stunning

    natalieoffduty.com

    Natalie Off Duty

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    1. It is amazing! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  10. Looks so awesome! You are lucky to live near such great places, and love the outfit <3

    Gina
    Pink Wings

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    1. Haha I wish I lived here! I'm just studying abroad :)

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  11. these photos are great and so are those sandals.

    xoxo...beth
    www.fashiondotnow.com

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  12. aww, these photos are so so beautiful. LOVE your long cardigan
    www.thefashionfraction.com

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  13. Wonderful place... the food looks yummy!

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  14. Perfect read on a Monday night! Just love everything about this post ♥

    New style post on the blog sweetie!
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  15. definitely looks so serene there!! i love that kimono-ish cardigan you got there!! :D so flowy and effortless!

    Have a wonderful day!
    Animated Confessions

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  16. This place looks so peaceful! What a place to spend time and unwind there! Your outfit is so perfect for this kind of day! Your necklace really pops against your black top.

    be the plebeian

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  17. I love your cute outfit!

    Regards,
    a-cupofrain.blogspot.com

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  18. I love high-waisted shorts with a crop top. Fabulous place and fabulous look!!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

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  19. Ningbo looks so peaceful and pretty! I'm so jealous that you get to explore somewhere new every weekend! You are looking fab too, I just love the long cardigan/trench!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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    1. Thanks for all your sweet comments, Tina!

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  20. Wow, these places look serene. I love being in a quiet place. I get to appreciate more the scenery. Beautiful pictures <3

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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    1. It was definitely the definition of serenity!

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