Tianjin Eye (Tientsin Eye)

Tianjin Eye, also known as the Tientsin Eye, is a Ferris wheel as tall as 120 meters (394 feet). Its full name is Yongle Bridge Tianjin Eye, because it is built on that bridge over the Hai River. Completed on 22nd, April, 2008 and opened on 16th, April, 2009, Tientsin Eye has become one of the landmarks of Tianjin. Tianjin Eye is also the No. 1 Ferris wheel in Asia, the only Ferris wheel built above a bridge and the tenth tallest Ferris wheel in the world. You can ride Tianjin Eye to enjoy the scenery of Tianjin or appreciate Tianjin Eye from afar on Jingang Bridge which is also enjoyable. 

Basic Facts about Tianjin Eye

 Diameter: 110 meters (360 feet) 
 The highest point: 120 meters (394 feet)
 The number of the passenger capsules: 48
 The area of passenger capsule: 12 square meters (14 square yards) per capsule 
 Time for one rotation: 20 - 40 minutes

Best Way to Tour Tientsin Eye - Ride It to Overlook Tianjin

Tianjin Eye has 48 transparent passenger capsules with air-conditioning, each able to carry 8 passengers. It takes 20 - 40 minutes to complete a rotation due to the influence of the number of the passengers and the weather. When you reach the highest point - 120 meters (394 feet) tall, equivalent to the height of a 35-floor building, you can see the scenery of Tianjin within 40 kilometers (25 miles).

Best Spot to Appreciate Tianjin Eye - Jingang Bridge 

Except for riding Ferris wheel, looking at Tianjin Eye from afar and taking photos are also good choices. This Ferris wheel is like an eye when looking from afar and this is how Tianjin Eye is named. The best place for that is Jingang Bridge, about 800 meters (900 yards) south of Tientsin Eye. When standing on the bridge, Tianjin Eye surrounded by beautiful buildings on the bank of Hai River appears before your eyes. It’s best to come at night when Tianjin Eye and Hai River interact with each other under the illumination of lights and you can see a totally different Tianjin here.

How to Get to Tianjin Eye

1. Take bus line 516, 652, 910, sightseeing 1, and get off at Yongle Bridge Station or Yuanwei Road Station.

2. Take bus line 849, 954, and get off at Shijitianle Station.

3. Take bus line 1, 1inter-zone, 12, 34, 324, 609, 610, 610 inter-zone, 611, 619, 632, 641, 641 inter-zone, 659, 670, 702, and get off at Jingang Bridge Station.
Admission Fee
CNY 70 for adults.
CNY 35 for children below 1.2 meters (1.3 yards)
CNY 400 for a capsule limited to 5 passengers
10% discount for groups of 20 or more people who purchase adult tickets
Opening Hours
09:30 - 21:30 
Monday is not open to the public due to routine inspection.
Usually, on holidays, the ticket will be sold out around 17:00 and 18:00, therefore if there are conditions, please come early or avoid holidays.

 Nearby Attractions:
 Ancient Cultural Street: full of old buildings with special architectural styles, rich classic culture, various folk crafts and delicious local snacks.
 Tianjin Haihe River:  the mother river of Tianjin
 Dabei Buddhist Temple: a well-preserved and the largest Buddhist temple in Tianjin and one of the most important Buddhist temples in China’s Han nationality area.

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- Last updated on Jan. 19, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Tianjin Eye (Tientsin Eye)
Asked by Carol Lewis from USA | Jan. 19, 2023 13:50Reply
Wheelchair access
Is the Tiajin Eye wheelchair accessible?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa | Jan. 19, 2023 17:26

Yes, but you need someone to lift it when get onboard into the cabin.
Asked by Ola from POLSKA | Jul. 17, 2019 17:59Reply
Buying tickets of Tianjin Eye
Hi, on a Chinese website I've found info that tickets can be only bought online, can you confirm it? Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Tod from USA | Jul. 18, 2019 20:08

Yes, it is true. If you have Chinese friends, you can ask help for them and book the tickets.
Asked by Jennifer Oo from MALAYSIA | May. 15, 2019 19:38Reply
Hi, May I check again the opening hours of Tianjin Eye on Monday?
Is it close for the whole day or only in the morning?
Answers (1)
Answered by Anna from NEW ZEALAND | May. 16, 2019 18:58

It closes in the morning but opens in the afternoon.
Asked by Roger Chen from CHINA | Feb. 03, 2019 20:31Reply
Which suway station is near Tientsin Eye?
Answers (1)
Answered by Adeline from ROMANIA | Feb. 13, 2019 23:27

The closest one is Beizhulin Metro Station on Line 6.
Asked by jai from USA | Feb. 03, 2019 17:59Reply
Tianjin day trip from Beijing
We like to visit possible bridges across the haihe rivers.
I know there is ferry dock at Beijing Railway station.I was wondering if someone can point out the map of the ferry.Does it go from railway station to ferris wheel or it can go into other direction(bei'an bridge) and make a round trip to back ferris wheel.

Is 100RMB is for one way or round trip or hop on/off.
Answers (1)
Answered by Linda from USA | Feb. 11, 2019 18:40

As I know, there are three docks of Haihe Sightseeing Boat. If you would like go through the "Eye of Tianjin" (ferris wheel), you can start your cruise from Tianjin Station Dock, which is next to the Jiefang Bridge Tianjin Station Square. The tour is 80 RMB per person during the day and 100 RMB per person at night with about 50 minutes.
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