Tianjin Travel Tips

Facts

Population: 10,236,700
City flower: China rose
Area Code: 022
Zip Code: 300000
More on Tianjin Area Code & Zip Code
 

Visa Free Policy

72-hour visa-free transit
144-hour visa-free transit (to be implemented by the end of 2017)
 

Useful numbers

Fire alarm 119
Police 110
Ambulance 120
Consumer complaint 12315
Tourist complaint 022-28358814

Like in most big cities in China, you can easily find ATM (cash dispenser) for your convenience in Tianjin, especially in and around university campuses, big shopping malls and the bustling business areas. 24-hour self banking service are also available. All banks are open all the year round, so please don't worry if you have no cash at hand during public holidays or weekends.
 

Address of some branches of Bank of China

Heping Branch: No.43, Duolun Dao, Heping District
Nankai Branch: No.99, Fuzhuang Jie, Nankai District
Tanggu Branch: No.29, Dongting Lu, Development Zone

Internet bars in the city are widely distributed in and around university campuses; therefore price here is much cheaper than those elsewhere. Generally speaking the internet fee is about CNY 2 or CNY 3.
 

Universities accepting foreign students

Tianjin University of Science & Technology
Address: Dagu Nanlu, Hexi District
Tianjin Normal University
Address: No.241, Weijin Lu, Hexi District
Nankai University
Address: No.94, Nankai District

Some festivals there, like China Rose Festival every May, will provide you a chance to enjoy the most distinctive local flavor and beautiful natural sceneries as well.
 

Religion

 St. Joseph Cathedral
Located in Dushan Road in Heping District in Tianjin, St. Joseph Cathedral is also called French Cathedral or Old Xikai Cathedral. It was built by French cathedral preachers. Built from 1913 to 1916, it is the largest cathedral church in Tianjin. The French Roman architectural style was adopted for the design of the buildings.

Covering an area of 1,896 square yards, it is mainly composed of three church towers arrayed according to the Chinese character “品". In the front yard, there is a holy water font. The main body of the buildings is in red and yellow bricks. The church spire is painted in emerald green. In the cathedral, many precious mural paintings and pipe organs are well preserved. The interior decoration is splendid and elaborate, creating a holy and mysterious atmosphere.

 
Opening Time 05:00 – 16:30 (Mon. to Sat.)
05:00 – 20:00 (Sun.)
Mass Time Mon. to Sat.: 06:00, 07:30
Sun05:00 – 16:30 (Mon. to Sat.)
05:00 – 20:00 (Sun.)
Address & Transportation Address: Xining Dao, Heping District
Transportation: Take Subway Line 1 to reach Yingkou Road Station and then get out of the station from Exit B1. Then walk for about 300m to reach the church.

 Wanghailou Catholic Church
It is the first Catholic church built in the city but the existing one was reconstructed after 1976.
Address: Shizilin Da Jie, Hebei District

 Zizhulin Catholic Church
Also called St. Luis Church, this church gotten its present name due to the black bamboo around it. Now, it is inhabited by the nuns.
Address: Yingkou Dao, Heping District

 Gangweilu Christian Church
This church was founded in 1917, originally subordinated to the American Board Mission. It is one of the two most famous Christian Churches with the Wesley Methodist Church in the city.
Address: No.27, Gangwei Lu, Zhongshan Lu, Hebei District
Sunday Worship: 08:30~10:00; 10:30~12:00
Holy Communication (second Sunday of the month): 08:00~10:00; 10:30~12:30
Gospel Meeting: 08:30 of every Tuesday
Bible Study: 08:30 of every Wednesday
Youth Worship: 10:00 of every Thursday
Prayer Meeting: 08:30 of every Saturday

 Great Mosque
Founded in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it is one of the most mosques in China now, covering an area of about 5000 square meters (about 1.24 acres).
Address: Qingzhen Xiang, Zhenbu Jie, Hongqiao District

 Jinjiayao Mosque
The history of this mosque can be traced back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Now, it is also one of the scenic spots of the city.
Address: Jinjiayao Da Jie, Hebei District

 Tianmu Bei Mosque
This mosque was originally built in the Ming Dynasty, including palace of prayer and hall of preaching.

 Dabei Buddhist Temple
It is the best preserved and largest Buddhist temple in the city, originally built in the Qing Dynasty.
Address: Tianwei Lu, Hebei District

 Jianfu Guanyin Temple
Address: No.27, Dazhigu Zhong Lu, Hedong District
Buses: Nos.17, 623, 860

 Lianzong Temple
It is the only existing nunnery in the city now, being built in the middle of the 20th Century.
Address: No.36, Baoan Da Jie, Heping District
 

Nightlife

A long history endows Tianjin with deep cultural connotations which have inspired some famous recreational art forms, such as cross-talk, Jingyun Dagu, and Tianjin Kuaiban being the most famous. Generally speaking Kuaiban is performed in the local dialect. The performer (or performers) follows the rhythm coming from two thin bamboo boards on his (her or their) hand. You can enjoy those traditional art forms mentioned above in some of theatres in the city.

Of course there are various modern entertainment centers for your convenience as well, such as Huana Golf Club (No.1, Huanghai Lu, Tanggu Economic & Technical Development Zone), International Golf Club (Guanzhuang, Dongli District), along with many pubs, cafes and bars waiting for your patronage as well.

Pubs:
Scarlet
Address: 3F, No.155, Weijin Lu, Nankai District

Seven Club
Address: No.291, Shaoxing Dao, Hexi District

Max
Address; No.93, Qixiang Tai Lu, Hexi District

Cafes
Starbucks
Xin'an branch: 1 F, New World Shopping Center, No.138, Dong Malu, Nankai District
Binjiang branch: 1 F, Hualian Department Store, No.200, Binjiang Dao, Heping District
Parson branch: 1 F, Parkson Shopping Center, No.162, Heping District

U.B.C Coffee
Tianta branch: No.30, Pingshan Dao, Hexi District
Qufu Dao branch: No.88, Qufu Dao, Heping District

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