The Zhaobaoshan Mountain. /招宝山。 [Photo by Chen Bin] 陈滨摄
By Gou Wen
The Zhaobaoshan Mountain, an important historical coastal defense fortress, is located at the north side of the Yongjiang River and connected to the East China Sea. Nowadays, it is one of the ten most visited scenic spots in Ningbo .
Here, people can pay tribute to the Weiyuan City, which was first built by Qi Jiguang, a Chinese hero who resisted foreign enemies in the Ming Dynasty. This historic site, having been renovated across the Qing Dynasty, has survived the changes of times until now.
The Aozhu Tower stands at the top of the mountain. Overlooking from the tower, the tourists can have a panoramic view of the surrounding area, and they can also see cargo ships in the distance.