Tianjin - Beijing's closest Metropolis
"it's only 130 km from Beijing!"
This is the city where I was born.
The old name was TIENTSIN in the colonial time.
The third lagrest city in China, 9 million population. Not many tourist sites, but mainly a commercial city. Famous for its food and handicrafts (carpet, folk painting).
Also need to see are the colonial architectures - Tianjin used to have larger concessions like Shanghai