Road to Ningbo (宁波之路) follows the journey of Chang Hui, an adventurous young boy with an obsession with the Giant Panda. Unsatisfied with village life, Chang Hui longs to visit the zoo in the city of Ningbo. Having been already abandoned by her husband and Chang Hui’s father, Mei Sun refuses to let her son go. Angry at his mothers lack of trust, Chang Hui escapes in the dead of night and sets off on his journey alone. Bartering his way with a small bag of rice, Chang Hui hitchhikes to Ningbo. Along his journey, Chang Hui discovers the harsh reality and the wonders of city life. Most importantly, he crosses paths with a man that he met all too long ago.