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 Apr. 29, 2019 -
    Questions & Answers on Tianjin Travel
    Asked by Ferran Planas from SWEDEN | Apr. 29, 2019 00:13Reply
    Hi, I am interested on going to Huanyaguan great wall.
    I have seen that there are some farmhouses where to sleep, like Laozhaizi or Zhao's hostel but I can't find anywhere to book. Can I just go there and hope for a free spot, or is there any way to book?

    Answers (1)
    Answered by Hailey from USA | Apr. 29, 2019 20:15

    Hi, they may don't have qualifications to receive foreign tourists. I'm not very sure but you can go there for a free spot if you don't go in busy holidays.
    Asked by H from USA | Apr. 12, 2019 07:12Reply
    If we are traveling from USA to Tianjin one day before boarding our cruise in Tianjin
    and not returning, do we need to apply for China visa?
    Answers (1)
    Answered by Tyler from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 16, 2019 01:06

    If the destination of the cruise is the third country or region, you can enjoy the 144 hours visa free policy.
    Asked by alessia from ITALY | Apr. 02, 2019 03:13Reply
    Can you pls confirm me zip code for the address in Tianjin below?
    Vishay GSI China (PDD)
    General Semiconductors In
    No. 88, 6th Avenue, TEDA
    Tianjin / CHINA
    thanks in advance
    Answers (1)
    Answered by Fred from CANADA | Apr. 09, 2019 23:15

    It is 300457.
    Asked by Daniel Tan from MALAYSIA | Mar. 26, 2019 07:06Reply
    Hi We are 2 heading to Tianjin from Beijing in April 2019.
    We are from Malaysia. We would like to ask where shall we stay in TJ? Where shall we travel in TJ for 2 days?

    Answers (1)
    Answered by Makayla from POLAND | Mar. 28, 2019 02:51

    Yes, if your destination is a third country or region, then you can enjoy the 144 hours visa free policy. You can tour around Beijing and Tianjin area.
    For two day's time, you can tour around Ancient Cultural Street, Tianjin Radio and Television Tower and Huangyaguan Great Wall.
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