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Tianjin Travel Guide | Online guide to traveling in Tianjin

Tianjin Travel Guide

With a reasonable 80km from Beijing to Tianjin, many take the easy trip and reap the rewards of this largely historic city. Once shared by no less than nine countries, it now showcases the permanent reminders of its foreign background in the way of thousands of notable villas. Along with the antique markets and temples, ancient China has a home here in Tianjin.

Sidling the Hai He River, Tianjin is one of China’s major seaports and the former capital of Hebei. While it is far from the bright lights of the modernised Beijing, it attracts those who wish to experience more of the ancient culture.

One of the first places you must visit is the Ancient Culture Street in north Tianjin. Here you can stroll through a recreation of a street right out of an ancient Chinese textbook.

The various temples should be included in your ‘must visit’ list of Tianjin attractions with the Tianhou Temple devoted to the Goddess of the Sea, the Confucius Temple that has been recently restored to the Temple of Great Compassion.

Visiting the Antique market on Shenyang Dao is a favourite among tourists with a compilation of collectables. Lots of communist insignia can be found here while other forms of shopping can be done to the south at Tianhou.

Other Tianjin attractions include the Tianjin Eye, the only Ferris wheel placed over a bridge and offers great views of the city and the Huangyaguan Great Wall which forms a fort along the Great Wall of China. Then there are the added attractions of a water park, zoo and museum to keep you entertained.