Ningbo is a one of China's oldest cities. Located in the Zhejiang Province on the east coast of China, its history dates back 2000 years to the Silk Road. It holds a very special place in my heart as it is my hometown and where I spent the first 9 years of my life. When I returned in 2016, I explored the old neighbourhoods of Ningbo. As the city is developing rapidly into a modern city, it is those parts of Ningbo that showcases the distinctive essence and characteristics of the city.