Ningbo City is located in Zhejiang province a beautiful coastal city with natural sceneries and a tremendous rich cultural heritage. Ningbo’s local GDP per capita is about three times the national average and the city has been listed among the ten happiest Chinese cities to live in 2017. The port in Ningbo is the busiest in the world in terms of cargo tonnage, it handles over eight hundred million ton of cargo per year.

We were approached by the Hangzhou-based team Foundyá to create a custom illustrated map for the city of Ningbo. The map is the latest part of a global campaign (#gotoningbo) launched by the Ningbo Tourism Bureau. Ningbo’s tourist industry includes a sparkling city atmosphere, museums, historic sites, and several beautiful temples, nature reserves, and preserved ancient towns. By the stunning Moon Lake lies Tianyi Pavilion which is believed to be the oldest surviving library in China. In Yuyao county, The Hemudu Archaeological Site in Yuyao county has items dating back over 7,000 years.