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. 28, 2019 -
    Questions & Answers on Tianjin Travel
    Asked by Grace from KENYA | Jan. 23, 2019 22:25Reply
    How do i get to the binhai library and Tianjin eye from the main railway station?
    I will be traveling to Tianjin for a day from Beijing and I would like to visit these two places. How can I get there using the subway?
    Answers (1)
    Answered by Elizabeth from USA | Jan. 28, 2019 19:32

    To TJ Eye: Take public bus no.607 from the main railway station to Hebei Wumalu Bus Stop. Then walk southwest around 750 meters to find the scenic area.

    To Binhai Library: Take metro line 9 to Civic Square Station. Then transfer to bus no.940 to Xinqu Cultural Center Bus Stop. Walk southeast around 200 meters to find the destination.
    Asked by brie from GERRMANY | Jan. 20, 2019 07:17Reply
    Means of transport from Tianjin harbor to downtown
    And from the Harbour to Beijing?
    Answers (1)
    Answered by Samuel from RUSSIA | Jan. 21, 2019 01:11

    Take the Main Railway Station as an example, take bus no.513 to Civil Square first. Then take metro line 9 to the railway Station.

    To Beijing, take the bullet train from the Main Railway Station to Beijing South Railway Station directly.
    Asked by Beth from USA | Nov. 26, 2018 05:12Reply
    Subway from Tianjin Wenhuazhongxin to Ancient Culture Street
    I would like to take the metro from Wenhuazhongxin station on lines 5/6 to Ancient Culture Street. Anybody know the line(s) and stop I need? Thanks.
    Answers (1)
    Answered by Harriet from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 26, 2018 19:32

    Get on the metro line 5 at Wenhuazhongixin station and get off at Jingjiang Road where to transfer to the metro line 2 and get off at Dongnanjiao station. Then walk about 800 meters to the ancient street.
    Asked by Iffah from MALAYSIA | Nov. 06, 2018 17:39Reply
    How to go to Jinjiang Inn Hotel in Tianjin?
    I from Beijing will go to TJ and stay at the Jinjiang Inn Hotel. I will go from Beijing South Railway Station. May I know which station is the nearest to my hotel? Is it TJ South or West?
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    Answered by David from USA | Nov. 07, 2018 19:50

    Dear, there are many Jinjiang Inn Hotel in Tianjin. Could you tell me which one you live in or its specific location?
    Answered by iffah from MALAYSIA | Nov. 08, 2018 00:28

    Jinjiang Inn Tianjin Railway Station
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