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TianjinChina

Northern China’s largest coastal city has a diverse architectural cityscape waiting to be explored. See buildings from the Qing Dynasty and European colonial times through to boldly futuristic designs.

The largest coastal city in northern China, Tianjin is a major seaport filled with fascinating historical areas that can easily be explored on foot. See European buildings from Tianjin’s days as a treaty port as well as stunning Qing Dynasty architecture, all contrasted with ultra-modern high-rises. The city is also graced with large urban parks, which burst into colour during springtime.

Start your day in Tianjin with a delicious breakfast of jianbing, a traditional street food-style crêpe topped with egg, soy sauce and coriander. Then, take a walking tour to discover Tianjin’s colonial architecture in the historic areas of Wu Da Dao, Jiefang Road North and Italian Town.

Step back in time in Ancient Culture Street and explore the traditional folk-style architecture of the Qing Dynasty. The street features a temple and several stores and galleries selling antiques, calligraphy artworks, ceramics and Chinese musical instruments.

Take to the sky on the Tianjin Eye Ferris wheel and enjoy stunning views of the cityscape from a transparent capsule. The wheel is situated on top of Yongle Bridge over the Hai River and affords views stretching over 40 kilometres (24.8 miles). If you prefer to sightsee closer to the ground, take a cruise on the meandering Hai River and discover the historic Grand Canal.

Stop by the heritage Drum Tower, a Ming Dynasty landmark that was partially destroyed in the cultural revolution of the late 1960s. The tower now contains a bell and several historical exhibitions. Visit the Wanghailou Church, or Our Lady of Victory Church, a magnificent gothic cathedral in Tianjin’s Hebei district.

Tianjin has an international airport and is well connected to the rest of China by rail, bus and ferry services. Bullet train connects Tianjin to Beijing South Train Station. Tianjin’s public transport system is convenient and taxis are plentiful. The area has hot, humid summers and dry winters. The windy springtime is perfect for flying Wei kites, a local folk tradition.

Where to stay in Tianjin

Drum Tower

Nankai

The restaurants and museums are just a few things visitors like about Nankai. Tianjin Water Park and Tianjin Zoo are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Haiguangsi Station or Zhoudengjinianguan Station to get around the larger area.

Nankai
Tianjin showing modern architecture

Tianjin City Center

You might enjoy the historical sites while in Tianjin City Center. Ancient Culture Street is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Jinwan'guangchang Station or Hepinglu Station to see more of the city.

Tianjin City Center
Tianjin which includes modern architecture, a city and a garden

Hebei

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

The museums and monuments are just a few things visitors like about Hebei. Tianjin Eye and Marco Polo Square are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Jinshiqiao Station or Jinwan'guangchang Station to get around the larger area.

Hebei
Heping, Tianjin, China

Heping

5/5Exceptional!(3 area reviews)

You might enjoy the historical sites while in Heping. Xiao Bai Lou Commercial Area is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Yingkoudao Station or Hepinglu Station to see more of the city.

Heping
Ji County, Tianjin, China

Ji County

While visiting Ji County, you might make a stop by sights like Jixian Dam and Tianjin Jixian Panshan Golf Course.

Ji County
Wanghailou Church featuring a church or cathedral and heritage architecture

Hongqiao

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

Hongqiao is a destination travellers like for its river views, and you might hop aboard the metro at Honghuli Station or Qinjiandao Station to explore sights like Tianjin Eye.

Hongqiao

Top hotels in Tianjin

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Crowne Plaza Tianjin Mei Jiang Nan
Crowne Plaza Tianjin Mei Jiang Nan
4 out of 5
East to South Youyi Rd, Xiqing District, Opp. Tianjin Meijiang Convention Center, Tianjin
The price is Rs5,039 per night

Situated on a lake, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium, Tianjin Water Park and Tianjin Kerry Centre. Nankai University and Tianjin ...

4.4/5Excellent! (56 reviews)

"Right by the convention center. 2 min walk. Not sure why Expedia says a 14 min drive."…"

Reviewed on 17 May 2020

Crowne Plaza Tianjin Mei Jiang Nan
Holiday Inn Tianjin Aqua City
Holiday Inn Tianjin Aqua City
4 out of 5
No 6 Jieyuan Road, Hongqiao District, Tianjin, Tianjin

Located in Hongqiao, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Drum Tower and Guwenhua Jie. Wanghailou Church and Ancient Culture Street are also within 2 miles ...

3.9/5Good! (30 reviews)
Not bad, as expected

"Just a quick stay over."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2016

Holiday Inn Tianjin Aqua City
Hyatt Regency Tianjin East
Hyatt Regency Tianjin East
4 out of 5
126 Weiguo Road, Hedong District, Tianjin, Tianjin
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs5,836 per night

Located in Hedong, this spa hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Tianjin Kerry Centre, Marco Polo Square and Xiao Bai Lou Commercial Area. Bin Jiang Dao Shopping ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (67 reviews)

"Everything is good, clean, good food in restorant qnd cheap.close to sabway"…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Hyatt Regency Tianjin East

Popular places to visit in Tianjin

Tianjin Eye
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Tianjin Eye

3.5/5(3 reviews)

Get an elevated perspective of Tianjin from a ride to the top of this iconic city landmark atop a bridge. 

Ancient Culture Street
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Ancient Culture Street

4/5(3 reviews)

Sample local dishes, admire recreated traditional architecture and see shoes from nearly every era of Chinese history as you explore this popular street. 

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23 Apr 2019

Amazing city. Easy to travel around on metro. Vast modern shopping malls with good food places. Great mix of modern with old and interesting places ...5 Great Avenues, China House, Italian style street, and many more

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