Nantang Old Street(Nantang Ancient Street,南塘老街) is located in the ancient south gate of Ningbo City. It is one of the eight historical street blocks of Ningbo. Once upon a time, it is the hot fair gathering places of ancient Ningbo. Now there’re many small stores, some selling foods, some selling goods, including some famous local refreshment bar, like 宁海五丰堂、余姚黄鱼面、慈城四季香年糕、慈溪豆酥糖、奉化牛肉面、东钱湖十六格馄饨、鄞州全丰记.
Nantang Old Street(Chinese: 南塘老街) has been refurbished in traditional architecture, providing visitors a scenic stroll and is Ningbo’s most popular area for local snacks. Flanking the street is a canal crossed by old stone bridges. A narrow path runs along the canal for those who enjoy a peaceful walk.
It’s easy to lose yourself in the past here. Houses have been rehabilitated with traditional touches in a style unique to Ningbo.
Restaurants in the area serve traditional Ningbo cuisine. Some of them have been owned by the same families for generations. Snack stalls are everywhere. Yellow croaker, pot stickers and shrimp are also available. Interspersed with the old are modern cafes where visitors can rest their feet while watching the passing street scene.
A number of historic mansions and pavilions dot the area. And in the main square, cultural performances and exhibitions are held to reinforce the impression of a walk through history.