Tianjin Travel Guide

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

     Further Reading:
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    - Last modified on Apr. 29, 2019 -
    Questions & Answers on Tianjin Travel
    Asked by adam from MALAYSIA | Aug. 01, 2019 19:59Reply
    Arrive at Tianjin airport 2230 pm, as per my knowledge all subway are not available this time.
    As per my inquiry can we stay overnight at airport?
    Answers (1)
    Answered by Debby from USA | Aug. 05, 2019 18:42

    Yes, no problem.
    Asked by liz from SG | Jul. 30, 2019 01:56Reply
    where shall i stay in Tianjin? will be visiting from Singapore from 1st to 5th in Jan 2020
    Answers (1)
    Answered by Jocelyn from UKRAINE | Aug. 02, 2019 01:02

    You can suggested to find a hotel nearby Heping Road or Binjiang Road. The surrounding transportation is convenient. And you can easily get to the scenic areas. Have a nice trip!
    Asked by James from USA | Jul. 28, 2019 16:42Reply
    How to get to NanShi eating street(Chinese: 南市食品街 by subway or bus?
    Answers (1)
    Answered by Arianna from DENMARK | Jul. 30, 2019 00:53

    By Bus: 24, 605, 606, 609, 610, 611, 632, 642, 645, 646, 651, 652, 659, 670, 671, 672, 675, 681, 801, 804, 806, 824, 829, 846, 860
    By Subway: Take metro line 2 to Gulou Station. Then walk south around 550 meters to find the street.
    Asked by James from UNITED STATES | Jul. 21, 2019 22:41Reply
    How to get to ancient cultural street from Tianjin Rail Station using subway?
    And other attraction
    - Porcelain House
    - 5 Great Avenue
    Answers (3)
    Answered by Ann from USA | Jul. 24, 2019 19:57

    1. Take metro line 2 to Dongnanjiao Station (Exit C), and walk north of 900m to your destination.
    2. Take metro line 3 to Hepinglu Station (Exit C), and walk south of 300m to it.
    3. Take metro line 3 to Yingkoudao Station, and transfer to metro line 1 to Xiaobailou Station (Exit C), and walk south of 600m.
    Answered by James from USA | Jul. 26, 2019 11:07

    Also how to get to Italian Quarter? Thx
    Answered by Ann from USA | Jul. 28, 2019 19:57

    Take bus No. 802/27 from Ping'an Street Station to it. It takes 20 minutes with CNY2.
    Asked by Janet from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 18, 2019 15:23Reply
    We are flying from Australia to Tianjin via Singapore. Staying in Tianjin for two days
    Then on cruise to Singapore via Japan Taiwan Hong Kong and Viet Nam
    Could you please confirm that the 144 hour visa is appropriate for this travel. I am a little confused as the IATA website seems to say I need a full visa
    Many thanks
    Answers (1)
    Answered by Kaley from USA | Jul. 18, 2019 19:17

    I assume your route is Australia-Singapore-TJ-Japan-Taiwan... Then you are eligible for 144-hour visa-free transit only if you fly to Japan instead of cruising.
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