Tianjin Attractions

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, and give visitors a lot of things to do. The city is honored as a 'Building Museum' as it was occupied by nine foreign imperial powers before, leaving behind many buildings with extraordinary and exotic architectural styles, a real feast for the eye!

Top 10 Attractions in Tianjin (Jinmen Shijing)

Culture Street

 Ancient Cultural Street (Jinmen Guli)
It is a business street located in Nankai District of Tianjin, with the Temple of the Queen of Heaven as its geographical center. 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 the street so amazing is that buildings on both sides imitate the architectural style of those in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Besides, the street is a popular place to savor the delicious local snacks, such as the Go Believe stuffed buns, Erduoyan (the Ear-hole Lane) Fried Glutinous Cakes and tea soup.

 Tianjin Radio and Television Tower
It is the ninth highest TV tower in the world. It is located in Tianta Lake, like a sword thrusting into the sky. There is a restaurant in the tower at the height of 814 feet (about 248 meters) to 912 feet (about 278 meters) which can simultaneously accommodate more than 200 guests and provides a bird's eye view of the whole city.

 Huangyaguan Great Wall
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. It is a wonderful example of ancient Chinese military engineering. Within the pass, more than 40 crisscrossing lanes form the shape of the eight diagrams, giving the town a nickname, the Eight-Diagram Town. In the center of the town, there is the Great Wall Museum. A marathon race is held at Huangyaguan every year in the middle of May, attracting thousands of runners.

Folk Museum of Tianjin
Folk Custom Museum
Street with Food Stores
Decorated Old Street

 Mt. Panshan Scenic Area
Panshan Mountain, a very famous place to visit, is blessed with strange rock formations, verdant trees, clear streams and mighty peaks. It is made up of Shang Pan which is famous for vigorous pine trees, Zhong Pan which well-known for unique rocks, and Xia Pan that is renowned for crystal clear streams.

 Water Park
More than half of Water Park's area is covered with water, which makes this park a lovely and special tourist attraction. In the park there are twelve small islands connected by arched bridges and small mounds. Weeping willows along the water edge and lotus flowers in the water make there a relaxing place. At the southernmost part of the Water Park complex, there is the Tianjin Zoo that covers an area of 132.9 acres (53.77 hectares) with more than 200 kinds of animals.

 Haihe River
Like a beautiful painting, Haihe River makes the city as charming as that is 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 will surely not disappoint you.

 Dagu Fort (Taku Forts)
Built in 1858 close to the sea, Dagu Fort was used to protect Beijing, the

capital city of the Qing Dynasty. If you ever visit Dagu Fort, there are other places of interests around worthy your time as well, such as Haimen Bridge and Dagu Beacon.

 Nanshi Food Street and Hotel Street

Nanshi Food Street, Tianjin
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 Nanshi Food Street, namely, Shandong, Jiangsu, Sichuan, Anhui, Guangdong, Zhejiang and Hunan Cuisines. Undoubtedly each cuisine is a feast for your taste buds.

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.

 Dule Temple
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.

 Zhonghuan Cailian (Charming Middle Beltway)
Zhonghuan means Middle 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.


More Attractions

 Baxian Mountain lies about 19 miles northeast of Jixian County, adjoining Eastern Qing Tombs in the east and Huangyaguan Great Wall in the west.

 Dabei Buddhist Temple is the largest, oldest and best-preserved temple in the city, with the statue of Kyan-yin (the Bodhisattva of Mercy) enshrined in its main hall.

Ni Ren Zhang Clay Sculpture Shop
Niren Zhang
Painted Sculptures Shop
 Great Mosque is located in the Muslim Quarters in Hongqiao District. It stores two Quran in the size of a half or a third of a matchbox.

 Happy Valley is a large amusement park suitable for all ages in the norththeast of downtown.

 Porcelain House is a French-style building constructed with porcelain. Its windows, doors, pillars, and roofs are decorated by exquisite chinaware.

 Seashore Holiday Resort is a bathing beach famous for its seashore hot spring. It is one of the largest man-made bathing beaches in China at present.

 St. Joseph Cathedral (Old Xikai Church) is the largest Roman Catholic Cathedral in Tianjin. It’s also named the French Church because it is located in the former French Concession and was built by French missionaries.

 Temple of the Queen of Heaven is one of the top three Mazu Temples in China to worship the Goddess of Sea. It’s also where the Tianjin Folk Custom Museum is located.

 Binhai Aircraft Carrier Theme Park is a large military theme park where you can see the Kiev aircraft carrier of Soviet Russia and watch the shows to reappear the aircraft carrier battles. 

 Five Great Avenues, known as the "Expo of Worldwide Buildings", consists of six east-west avenues, along which over 2,000 villas were built with various western styles in the 1920s and 1930s. 

 Tianjin Eye (Tientsin Eye) is a Ferris wheel built on the Yongle Bridge, with a height of 120 meters (394 feet). You can take the transparent passenger capsule to rotate the attraction and appreciate the panoramic view of Tianjin.
- Last modified on Feb. 13, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Tianjin Attractions
Asked by john sarabia from PHILIPPINES | Feb. 02, 2019 14:35Reply
i'm coming from Tianjin Container Terminal. My free time is 1pm to 6pm
So i only have 6hrs to roam around. can you please advice the best places to go? considering the time as well.
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Answered by Penelope from DENMARK | Feb. 13, 2019 23:08

According to your limited time, you are suggested to tour around Tianjin Eye (Tientsin Eye). Then taste some local foods during the layover. Have fun!
Asked by SITI FARIZA BINTI SADALI from MALAYSIA | Dec. 18, 2018 18:41Reply
More historical place or interesting place to visit in Tianjin?
Please advice for more interesting place to visit. Any historical place to visit? I m from Malaysian and need halal food or restaurant to go.
Thank you.
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Answered by Kaia from ITALY | Dec. 19, 2018 21:58

Ancient Cultural Street (Jinmen Guli), Huangyaguan Great Wall and Dule Temple are recommended for you.
In addition, there are several halal foods restaurants in the city. You can go to Yanbinlou Halal Food Restaurant. It provides authentic halal foods and the prices are reasonable. One of its branch is located at No.5, Shunshuiyuan, Intersection of South Youyi Road and Suijiang Road.
Asked by Gideon from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 10, 2018 03:30Reply
I have to spend 21 hours(11 am to 8 and next morning) in Tianjin.
Any Day tour or any good idea? Thanks
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Answered by Elena from RUSSIA | Oct. 12, 2018 00:56

Oh, you can make full use of time to tour around this city. Ancient Cultural Street and Tianjin Eye are favorable choices. In addition, you can also go to Nanshi Food Street to taste local foods, such as Shiba Jie Fried Dough Twist, Goubuli Steamed Stuffed Bun and Ear-hole Fried Cake.
Answered by Gideon IM from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 12, 2018 11:11

Thanks for prompt reply! Is it possible to go Huangyaguan Great Wall and how can I get there?
My plane arriving Tianjin International airport 10:20 am and immigration process will take 1 hour then around 11:30 am... Can you please advise me the best way to get the Great Wall? I think I may visit some city sightseeing places which you recommend in the evening or on the way back to NZ.
Answered by Kent from USA | Oct. 14, 2018 19:17

You are advised to take a taxi or hire a car to get there and back to the airport because there is no direct bus and the bus ride takes too much time. The car ride may need about 2.5 hours. You may get to the great wall at about 14:00. The opening time of the great wall is from 08:30 to 17:00. So you only have about 1 hour to visit the great wall.
Asked by Robert from THAILAND | May. 01, 2018 00:18Reply
What's the average cost for street food or a restaurant
We arrive at Tianjin from a cruise at 7:00am our next flight departs at 3:30am
would we have enough time to see a few things have some food and be back at the airport at 12 midnight?
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Answered by Mike from FINLAND | May. 02, 2018 01:43

Yes, you can have a short trip for snacks and you are suggested to go to Wangdingdi Business Street!
Take Airport Express to TJ Station and interchange to metro line 3 to Wangdingdi. Oh, 100 yuan is totally enough for the foods!
Asked by Sas from SRI LANKA | Mar. 23, 2018 10:27Reply
Do u know..happy valley Tianjin is open now? All rides are opened or not?
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Answered by Olivia from FRANCE | Mar. 25, 2018 21:37

Yes, it’s open and almost all the rides are available.
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