Zoumatang Ancient Village: Well-preserved Ancient Buildings
Zoumatoang Ancient Village is the most recommended ancient village near Ningbo. This small village produced 76 Jinshis between the Northern Song and Qing Dynasties. Jinshis were the successful candidates in the highest imperial examinations in ancient China, so Zoumatoang is known as "The First Village of Jinshi in China". A large number of architectural marvels built in Ming and Qing Dynasties are preserved in the village, and are worth careful appreciation. The carvings in particular, are very brilliant works, and are among the highlights in the village. When you arrive at Zoumatang, the first thing you will see is a lotus pond at the entrance to the village.