Dabei Buddhist Temple
Huangyaguan Great Wall
Mt. Panshan Scenic Area
Temple of the Queen of Heaven
Seashore Holiday Resort
St. Joseph Cathedral (Old Xikai Church)
Radio and Television Tower
Tianjin is a good choice as a travel destination. With its cool sea breeze and fresh sea air you will definitely feel refreshed. Historical relics, natural scenery, temples, churches, assembly halls and commemorative sites of the Chinese revolution will illuminate the city's past, present and future. The city is also honored as 'Building Museum' as it was occupied by nine imperial powers before the founding of the new China, leaving behind many buildings with extraordinary and exotic architectural styles, a real feast for the eye! In the following text let me give you a brief introduction to the Jinmen Shijing (top ten scenic attractions in Tianjin).
|Ni Ren (Clay Figurine) Zhang|
Huangyaguan Great Wall is an important military project of the Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577) and is located at the juncture of four cities, Beijing, Tianjin, Tangshan and Chengde and is a wonderful example of ancient Chinese military engineering.
Jinmen Guli means old place in Tianjin for the reason that Jinmen is another name for Tianjin and Guli implies old place. Actually Jinmen Guli is a street, Ancient Cultural Street (Gu Wenhua Jie). There are many stores along this street dealing in jade articles, antiques, traditional handicrafts, especially famous Niren Zhang painted sculptures and Weiji kites. What makes Gu Wenhua Jie so amazing is that buildings on both sides of this street imitate the architectural style of those in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
Dule Temple is more than 1,000 years old and consists of a complex of grand structures. In Dule Temple you can see the oldest multi-storied wooden pavilion in the country and the Kwan-yin statue, one of the biggest clay sculptures preserved in China.
Dagu Fort Built in 1858 close to the sea, Dagu Fort was used to protect the capital city of the Qing Dynasty, Beijing. If you ever visit Dagu Fort, there are other attractions around worthy your time as well, such as Haimen Bridge and Dagu Beacon.
Like a beautiful painting, Haihe River makes the city as charming as that seen in your imagination. In addition Haihe River Park and Wanghailou Church enhance Haihe River's beauty in great deal. You shouldn't miss the very appealing Haihe River at night as it surely will not disappoint.
More than half of Water Park's area is covered with water, which makes this park a lovely and special one. In the park there are twelve small islands connected by arched bridges and small mounds. Weeping willows along the waters edge and lotus flowers in the water make this a relaxing place to visit.
Mt. Panshan Scenic Area
Panshan Mountain is a very famous attraction of the city. It is blessed with strange rock formations, verdant trees, clear streams lakes and mighty peaks. Panshan Mountain is made up of Shang Pan which is famous for vigorous pine trees, Zhong Pan which is well-known for unique rocks and Xia Pan that is renowned for crystal clear stream water.
Zhonghuan Cailian (Charming Middle Beltway)
Zhonghuan is a beltway of the city. High buildings, verdant trees, lovely flowers and parks are dotted along this beltway, which endows the whole city with a special glamour of modernity.
|Nanshi Food Street|
As a large city, Tianjin can indulge you with almost all eight of the classical Chinese cuisines, of which seven types can be enjoyed in Food Street, Shandong, Jiangsu, Sichuan, Anhui, Guangdong, Zhejiang and Hunan Cuisines. Undoubtedly each cuisine is a feast for your pallet. What's more all the traditional Chinese constructions are also represented in this street making a feast for your eyes as well.
Stepping out of Food Street through Xingge Gate, its west gate, you will see the Hotel Street with a group of buildings modeled the architectural style of the Qing Dynasty and provide real enjoyment if staying in one of these hotels.
Tianjin Radio and Television Tower
It is the fourth highest TV tower in the world after Toronto TV Tower in Canada, Moscow Tower in Russia, and Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai, China. It is located in Tianta Lake, like a sword thrusting into the sky. There is a restaurant in the tower at the height of 248 meters (about 814 feet) to 278 meters (about 912 feet) which can simultaneously accommodate more than 200 guests and providing a bird's eye view of all Tianjin in this 'hanging restaurant'.
Other scenic spots in the city worth visiting include Dabei Buddhist Temple which is an important place of Buddhism, and Great Mosque, one of the most famous mosques in China.