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The Tianjin Rundown

Tianjin, whose name means ‘the place where the emperor crossed the river’, is situated in northern China on the Bohai Gulf, facing the Yellow Sea. With two sections, the Binhai New Area and the old city, Tianjin showcases a dual-personality characterised by innovation, industry and high growth, as well as unique historical attractions and beautiful scenery. From port towns, like Tanggu and Hangu, to the Yan Mountains, visitors will enjoy exploring this city by the sea. Binjiang Dao and Heping Lu are two streets offering modern malls and stores to stroll through. Vendors usually speak some English, but speaking Mandarin or having a translator can help.

While discovering the urban areas of Tianjin, tourists should not miss the Ancient Culture Street and Jinwan Square for sophisticated-meets-traditional architecture. Or hop on a train and go north to lovely Panshan Mountain, where the ancient temples and majestic peaks will astound visitors. To get up-close-and-personal with the wildlife, the Tianjin Zoo has thousands of animals and a connecting water park. From hiking in the wilderness to riding the modern Tianjin Eye (the world’s sixth largest Ferris wheel), this Chinese city will have attractions to please all visitors.

When To Go

Summer, fall, winter and spring all are distinctive in Tianjin. Summers are warm, with temperatures reaching in the high 20s°C (80s°F). The autumn brings cooler weather, which is perfect for outdoor activities. The winter months of December and January can get chilly and very frigid, with temperatures reaching the -4°C (low 20s°F). Spring days are usually windy, though daytime temperatures are still pleasant enough for visiting Tianjin.

  • December through February: Average daily high is 1°C (34°F)
  • July through September: Average daily high is 26°C (79°F)
  • October through December: Average daily high is 11°C (52°F)

Getting There

As one of the largest man-made ports in China, Tianjin Xingang can be accessed via domestic sea routes, as well as international routes from countries like South Korea and Japan. There are also passenger cruise liners that regularly run from Europe and Japan that travel to Tianjin.

By air, the Tianjin Binhai International Airport offers travellers routes that will reach most major Chinese cities, as well as those in Europe and the United States.

By train, the Tianjin Railway Station is quite large and accommodates many people travelling to numerous cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an.

General Information

A giant city, in terms of land and population, Tianjin is a rich destination with tremendous tourist appeal. With close to 12 million people, the city ranks third in China in urban population terms and just behind Beijing and Shanghai in size. As a result, Tianjin offers much to explore.

Like many massive urban centers in China, the city is a mix of old and new. Notable roots in traditional opera and cuisine, zen temples and ancient memorials vie for attention with the shiny glitz of New China. It all makes for one hearty and eclectic stew. Must-see attractions in Tianjin include Zhou Enlai Memorial Hall, Ancient Culture Street and the Temple of Great Compassion. The proximate Huangyaguan district offers brilliant scenery and Great Wall of China towers. Last but not least, no visit to Tianjin is complete without a shopping spree in the precincts of Heping Lu and Binjiang Dao.

Attractions&Activities

Attractions

  • Temple of Great Compassion
  • Zhou Enlai Memorial Hall
  • Mount Panshan
  • Boxer Rebellion Museum
  • Wanghailou Church

Activities

  • Spring Festival
  • Lantern Festival
  • Dragon Boat Festival
  • Moon Festival
  • Tianjin Teda FC

Restaurant&Nightlife

Restaurants

  • Yudu
  • Tianyi Fang
  • Loong Yuen
  • Royal Court
  • Goubili

Nightlife

  • Soho Bar
  • Night Pearl
  • Kanghao
  • Ali Baba's
  • NYC Music Kitchen
  • Climate

    With a humid continental climate, Tianjin suffers from some monsoon effects in summer and experiences relatively cold winters.

    • Winter (December to February) -6-4°C
    • Spring (March to May) 0-27°C
    • Summer (June to September) 17-31°C
    • Fall (October to November) 1-20°C


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    1 Renaissance Tianjin Downtown Hotel

    5 stars
    4.5 / 5 2 reviews

    105 Jianshe Road Heping District Map

    Presenting elegant accommodation as well as warm hospitality, the Renaissance Hotel is an ideal place to relax whilst enjoying a fantastic range of services and facilities. GeneralThis chic... More

    2 ibis Tianjin Railway Station

    3 stars
    3.0 / 5

    No.11 Liujing Road Map

    Conveniently situated within short walking distance to Tianjin Railway Station, Hotel Ibis Tianjin Railway Station provides a comfortable sanctuary for business and leisure travellers visiting the... More

    3 Holiday Inn Express TIANJIN HEPING

    3 stars
    Not yet reviewed

    No.26 Xizang Road, Heping District,,Tianjin Provin Map

    Holiday Inn Express Tianjin Heping invites corporate and leisure travellers to modern accommodations located near shopping and business venues in the golden zone of Tianjin. While in this side of... More

    4 Crowne Plaza TIANJIN BINHAI

    4 stars
    Not yet reviewed

    No.55 Zhongxin Avenue Airport,Industrial Park Map

    Being an ideal location for business and leisure activities, Crowne Plaza Hotel Tianjin Binhai offers quality accommodation and friendly service for its guests. The Shuishang Park, Great Wall at... More

    5 GreenTree Inn Tianjing Great Mercy Temple Business Hotel

    3 stars
    Not yet reviewed

    Dabei Road, Tianjin, Hebei District, 290 -298 Commercial Street Hospital Map

    With comfortable accommodations and strategic location, GreenTree Inn Tianjing Great Mercy Temple Business Hotel makes for an ideal base for travellers while in this part of China. This... More

    6 Orange Beian Bridge Tianjin

    3 stars
    4.7 / 5 3 reviews

    No. 7 Xingan Road, Nankai District, 300090 Tianjin, PRC Map

    Combining comfortable accommodation and friendly service, Orange Beian Bridge Hotel Tianjin is easy reach from city places of interest such as Great Mosque, Haihe River, Mount Panshan Scenic Area,... More

    7 Orange Hotel Select Dongya Tianjin

    3 stars
    Not yet reviewed

    Hanyang Road Heping District, Tianjin city, No. 45 Map

    Orange Hotel Select Dongya Tianjin welcomes travellers to inviting and well-equipped accommodations while in a business trip or holiday in Tianjin. After attending to corporate matters, patrons at... More

    8 Somerset Olympic Tower Tianjin

    4 stars
    Not yet reviewed

    N. 126, Chengdu Dao, Heping District Map

    Offering comfortable accommodation and quality services, Somerset Olympic Tower Tianjin is the perfect base for you to reside whether you are in Tianjin for business or pleasure. GeneralSomerset... More

    9 Somerset International Building Tianjin

    4 stars
    Not yet reviewed

    No.75 Nanjing Road Heping District Map

    Somerset International Building Tianjin Apartment is a centrally situated accommodation that provides a homey sanctuary for long-term guests can vacationers exploring the city of Tianjin. Along... More

    10 Modena Heping Tianjin a boutique hotel residence by Fraser

    4 stars
    Not yet reviewed

    No.37 Xining Road Map

    Modena Heping Tianjin, a boutique hotel residence by Fraser, provides ideal accommodations for all travellers visiting the booming metropolis of Tianjin. From the hotel, the huge offices of major... More