Tianjin Travel Guide

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Chinese Name: 天津 (tiān jīn)
Location: Tianjin is one of the four municipalities in China. Its name means 'the place where the emperor crossed the river'. Facing the Bohai Sea, the city, one time imperial port, serves as Beijing's vital gateway to the sea.

Population: 15,621,200
Area: 11,946 square kilometers (4,612 square miles)
Nationalities: Han
City Flower: Chinese rose
City Tree: Fraxinus velutina

Administrative Division:16 districts (Heping, Hedong, Hexi, Nankai, Hebei, Hongqiao, Dongli, Xiqing, Jinnan, Beichen, Wuqing, Baodi, Binhai New Area, Ninghe, Jinghai, Jizhou)

In recent years it receives more and more attention from visitors due to its illustrious historical heritage and other natural resources. Blessed with variety of attractions, this is a good place to explore. There are also many natural scenes of beauty as well as great historical events.

Clay Figurine Shop
Ni Ren Zhang Painted Clay Figurines
Ancient Culture Street
Old Culture Street

From December 28th, 2017, citizens of some countries and regions including USA, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, and Netherlands are granted a visa-free stay of up to 144 hours when taking an international transfer via Binhai Airport.

Getting in and out of the city is convenient because of the well-planned transportation system. If you want to come by water, there are a series of international and domestic sea routes in the port of the city, which is the biggest man-made port in the country. If you plan to  arrive by air, Binhai International Airport offers excellent service. Planes have routes that reach most of the major cities in the country and also cities in Europe and America. Of course, arriving by land is another option, while trains or long-distance buses are yet another alternative.

     History: It is no exaggeration to say that the city bears a splendid historical background. However, it was desecrated by foreign invaders long before the foundation of People's Republic of China. The city was once shared by nine countries: Italy, Germany, France, Russia, Great Britain, Austria, Japan and Belgium. This marked an extremely hard period for the city and her people because those imperialist countries left permanent marks in her body, most notable of which were thousands of villas. Today those villas provide an exotic flavor, enhancing the beauty of the entire city.

     Local Highlights: Various hotels, guesthouses and hostels can also meet your different needs. In addition, there are all types of entertainment available to relax both your body and mind.

     Recommended Tour Itinerary:
    Hiking Adventure: Information about hiking in Tianjin for your reference
    Golf Vacation

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    - Last modified on Jan. 15, 2020 -
    Questions & Answers on Tianjin Travel
    Asked by LILLIEHO88 | Dec. 16, 2019 17:22Reply
    4days Cruise from Tianjin to Nagasaki
    Please give me details on cruise ships to Japan. Does visiting visa require?
    Answers (1)
    Answered by Indie from POLAND | Dec. 18, 2019 23:43

    If you come from the third country or region, then you can enjoy the 144 hours visa free policy.
    Asked by emma donkin from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 19, 2019 04:06Reply
    Please could you advise closest bullet train station in Tianjin
    to 55 Zhongxin Avenue, Airport Economic Area, Dongli, 300308 Tianjin as I need to catch a train but need station close to my hotel
    Answers (1)
    Answered by Orla from GERMANY | Nov. 20, 2019 22:06

    The nearest one is Tianjin Railway Station, which is located at No.1, Xinwei Road, Hebei District.
    Asked by Kathy from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 27, 2019 23:14Reply
    What is the zip code for Lujiazui Center, No 25-29 Dagenham Road, Hongqiao District?
    Thank you.
    Answers (1)
    Answered by Amy from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 29, 2019 01:36

    It is 200120.
    Asked by Tashinga from CHINA | Oct. 10, 2019 06:30Reply
    What is the cost of the bullet train from Tianjin to Guangzhou?
    Answers (1)
    Answered by Alaia from GERMANY | Oct. 11, 2019 20:02

    I can only find one bullet train from West Railway Station to Guangzhou South Railway Station.
    The duration is around 9 hour. The ticket fare of 1st Class Seat is CNY1404, 2nd Class Seat is CNY877.5 and Business Cls. Seat is CNY2764.
    Hope helpful!
    Asked by Alastair Kerr from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 08, 2019 06:35Reply
    I am travelling on a cruise from Tokyo to Tianjin port and then to Dubai by Air from Beijing.
    I will be in the city for 3 days. Are 144 Hour visas available at Tianjin port?
    Answers (1)
    Answered by Gale from UNITED KINGDOM | Oct. 10, 2019 02:09

    Yes. Don't worry.
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