Tianjin Travel Guide

Tianjin Travel Guide

Tianjin Facts

Chinese Name: 天津 (tiān jīn)
Population: 15,618,300
Area: 11,966.45 square kilometers (4,322.97 square miles)
Location: in the north of China
Administrative Division: 16 districts (Heping, Hedong, Hexi, Nankai, Hebei, Hongqiao, Dongli, Xiqing, Jinnan, Beichen, Wuqing, Baodi, Binhai New Area, Ninghe, Jinghai, Jizhou)
Area Code: 022
Zip Code: 300000
GDP (2019): CNY 1,410.428 billion (USD 204.439 billion)

Coastal Metropolis in Northern China near Beijing

Tianjin is one of the four municipalities in China. Facing the Bohai Sea, the city serves as Beijing's vital gateway to the sea as well as the largest port city in north China. It is about 134 km (83 mi) from Beijing and it takes as short as 35 minutes to Beijing by bullet train. Once served the port of foreign concession in the 19th century, Tianjin still remains a lot of European-style buildings including the former residences of celebrities, industrial and commercial enterprise buildings, churches, and clubs on the Five Avenues.

Hai River flows slowly through the city and the towering Tientsin Eye spans on it. Taking a walk along the Hai River in the evening and overlooking night scenery from the Ferris wheel are must-to-do things. In addition, the countless delicious food in Tianjin is mouthwatering. Snacks like Fried Cake and Pancake Fruit that can be eaten on the street are the cream of the city's delicacy and the most authentic flavors.

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

 See more: 
Top 10 Things to Do in Tianjin

10 Best Places to Visit in Tianjin

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.

     Dinning          Shopping

     Recommended Tour Itinerary:
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    Further Reading

    China Population by City: List of 50 Most Populated Cities

    Top 10 China Main Cities for Nature Lovers

    15 Important Cities in China for Business Travel

    - Last updated on Jul. 22, 2024 by Brenda Lian -
    Questions & Answers on Tianjin Travel
    Asked by katie from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 11, 2023 03:15Reply
    Which postal code
    What is the postal code for -
    Tianjin LingHua International Trade Co.,Ltd
    Unit1-1-4/F, RONGHE PLAZA,
    NO.168,XISI ROAD
    Answers (2)
    Answered by Molly | Dec. 11, 2023 17:20

    It is 300308.
    Answered by Katie | Dec. 13, 2023 01:41

    Thank you :-)
    Asked by NAtjin Goh from INDONESIA | May. 16, 2023 01:19Reply
    How Long From Tianjin University-in Jinnan District-Tianjin to Yu Jing Xuan Apart.in Hedong-Tianjin
    Answers (1)
    Answered by Andrew | May. 16, 2023 19:03

    It is about 25 km and it takes about 1.5 hours by metro and 40-50 mins by taxi.
    Asked by kumar from INDIA | May. 14, 2023 19:28Reply
    Tianjin to Beijing Airport
    from Tianjin city to BJ airport have any direct bus please update from where i can take it
    Answers (1)
    Answered by Mia | May. 15, 2023 02:21

    As I know, the direct bus from TJ to BJ Capital Airport still keeps closed. You are suggested to take a bullet train from TJ to BJ south station first and then go to the capital airport by a Shuttle Bus Line 2.

    If you refer to the BJ Daxing Airport, you can take a shuttle bus near Tianjin Railway Station, departing at 7:00 / 14:00 and the duration is about 2.5 hours. The ticket fare costs CNY 75 per person.
    Asked by hsmith Ho from USA | Apr. 19, 2023 07:26Reply
    Arriving Tianjin for one day
    I'll be arriving on a cruise ship for one day. The 24 hour TWOV should apply.
    I will be on tour as the ship arrives.
    Do I need to apply for the TWOV visa? I'm from the US
    Answers (1)
    Answered by Zoe | Apr. 20, 2023 18:53

    TWOV is not a visa, but an entry permit. You need to apply for it at the counter when arriving at the cruise port.
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