Not far from Tianyi Square and quite close to Moon Lake lies a place that seems to float in a different era: the Tianyi Pavilion Library.

Once you walk through the main gate, you almost forget to be in Ningbo, a moderm town with five millions inhabitants, full of skyscrapers and modern buildings. The athmosphere is relaxing and surely helps to understand the value of the place itself, behind the magnificent gardens, red lanters and decorated walls you can find an incredible collection of ancient books. The library is the Chinese eldest existing private library and among the world's oldest.