Descriptive essay Tony Ding Block 2-1 My hometown- Ningbo My hometown Ningbo is in Zhejiang province which located in the south east part of china. The city lies south of the Hangzhou bay, facing the east china sea to the east.. it’s the centre of the province’s transportation network. Ningbo is a famous destination city for travelers; it’s also a historical city. There are many beautiful views in my hometown,, and Ningbo won a prize which called 10 of the most attractive cities in China in 2006.

And, we are all proud of it. Ningbo has an excellent geographic position; there are 3 river cut right through the city named Yong River, Fenghua River and Yao River. The rivers help to moderate the climate and provide enough water. And there are 3 bridges above the rivers. During the evening all the shinny colorful Neon lights together makes a night rainbow, just like a wonderland. And there is a prominent coastal hill near the city which named Yong Hill, which is the reason why Ningbo has another nickname called Yong city.

Also, there are 2 lakes inside the city named Sun Lake and Moon Lake, we can see the magical shapes of dancing mists surround the lake in the early morning adding to its mystical beauty. When the winter arrives, all the plants have their own whit cover add to the texture of the scenery providing the resident poets ample material to ruminate about as charming, fascinating and forceful. The combination of the 2 lakes and 3 rivers inside the city are like shinning diamonds of the royal crown. Not only for its beauty, but also for its long history.

Ningbo is one of China’s oldest cities, with a history dating back to the Hemudu culture in 4800B. C. once known as Ming Zhou (the oldest name! ), Ningbo was known as a trade city on the silk road around 2000 years ago, then as a major port, along with Yangzhou and Guangzhou in the tang dynasty; thereafter, the major ports for foreign trade in the song dynasty. Till now, the Ningbo port is almost the biggest port serving the Chinese east coast. there are many historical buildings such as Baoguo temple, Tianfeng pagoda and Tiantong temple.

Baoguo temple is the oldest intact wooden structure in southern China. The Chinese meaning for “Baoguo” is “save country”, the temple was not named like that until it saved a life of one Chinese emperor. Nowadays, like many other cities in china, Ningbo, is developing at an amazing speed. Especially after the Hangzhou bay bridge was successfully built. This will speed up the commerce communication and further strength the city. 1. Similar 2. personification 3. sensory imagery: sight 4. parallelism5. listing