Tianjin Travel Guide

  • Tianjin, China
    Tianjin, China
    by cal6060
  • Tianjin, China
    Tianjin, China
    by cal6060
  • Tianjin, China
    Tianjin, China
    by cal6060

Tianjin Things to Do

  • Nightmarish Zoo

    This is more of a thing to avoid.Horrible place of sadness for the animals and source of contempt to heaved upon the people of Tianjin who seem perfectly happy having animals live in squalor, filth and whatever food or trash they happen to be holding that they think is cute to throw into the cages. Saw maggots actually eating a dead snake there....

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  • Fuxing Park

    Fuxing Park is a small park in the middle of the Xian Road and Tongguan Road. The reason I write about this location because you can get a very good view of Tianjin City Skyline in this location. There are many local shop-lot nearby the park, and a five stars Hotel Nikko is right opposite the street. The park is well kept with beautiful flowers and...

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  • Old Town: Gulou East or West Streets

    The Center of old town is the Gulou (Drum Tower) , surrounded by rectangle boundaries of roads. The fours horse roads are , Beima Road (North Horse Road), Dongma Road (East Horse Road), Nanma Road (South Horse Road) and Xima Road (West Horse Road). The old town district has been decorated with traditional street lights, clean and nice walkways, and...

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  • Chifeng Road

    Chifeng Road is a shopping street located in the city center. This street is very similar to Nanjing Road in Shanghai with old colonial buildings converted to shopping malls, hotels, banks, and restaurants. This is the prime area for those who love to shop for branded goods. There are several chain hotels are located here , for example the Super 8....

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  • Tianjin Night: Buildings

    Tianjin has many buildings are lighting up at night to make the City looks beautiful to attract more visitors. Some of the new colonial buildings were newly built. The interiors are still under renovation and unoccupied,but the lighting of these buildings are on at night till 10pm. This could be the enforcement by the City Government to promote...

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  • Tianjin Night: Bridges

    Bridges at night are beautiful in Tianjin along the Hai River. Jiefang Bridge, Boading Bridge, and Daguangming Bridge are some of the famous bridges in Hai River. They are stunning at night.

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Tianjin Restaurants

  • Tianjin delicious restaurant!

    The ambience is very quite and romantic. Salads, t-bone Steak, Quesadillas, Nachos, Aulare Pizza, ... and I love the desserts!

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  • Latin Feeling in the midst of China

    Even though the food is very good, sort of a blend of western and Latin food, it is the atmosphere and music there that brings me back. Having lived in China for a year, and gotten almost used to the grungy and often non-service orientated restaurants here, finding Aulare was wonderful. It is a cozy place with soothing music that doesn't overpower...

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  • Just like Pizza Hut!

    This pizza restaurant is just like Pizza Hut but a little bit cheaper. So expect things to be pretty much the same as the western chain. This branch is located on the main pedestrian shopping street of Binjiang Dao.

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Tianjin Nightlife

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    by HyperMKIV Updated Jun 14, 2004

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    it's a great place to hang out. a local friend of mine brought me to this place a few weeks ago and since then, i've been coming every week. nice, friendly staff, good band, and good food too. price is average...

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Tianjin Transportation

  • Tianjin Metro Subway

    Tianjin Metro Subway is new in Tianjin. When I was there in 2010, it is only serving one line with 23 stations. There were few stations stopping along Nanjing Road. Yingkou Station might be an important station to start your journey. The metro system is slightly different than other metro systems in other cities like Beijing and Shanghai. The...

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  • Tianjin Binhai International Airport

    If you are getting to Tianjin either by a Domestic and a International flight, you will be arriving in Tianjin Binhai International Airport. Airasia flight into this Airport from Kuala Lumpur. It is a modern Airport with modern facilities.Basically, you can buy long-distant bus ticket and train ticket in this Airport. Then, you can take the Airport...

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  • Tianjin Railway Station

    Tianjin has a modern railway station. The airport bus will stop near the railway station, and you need to walk about 10-minutes to get there. Once you enter the railway station on the ground floor, the ticket sales counters are on the left side on the building. If you want to change your ticket, you need to go ticket sales counter on the right side...

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Tianjin Shopping

  • Modern, clean with western food chains

    Tianjin has both modern shopping malls and distinctive traditional stores, both of which will fulfil your desire. The two pedestrian shopping streets of Binjiang Dao and Heping Lu are the busiest and most prosperous shopping centres in Tianjin. Most of top shopping malls or department stores can be found on these two streets, like Quanye Chang,...

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  • Zhang Clay Figurines

    Zhang's clay figurines is a Tianjin famous specialty and highly sought after souvenir.During the Qing Dynasty, Tianjin was already well known for its small clay figurines.When Zhang Changlin (1826-1906) added colors on the figurines, it created a sensation and the figurines became famous not only all over China but around the world.Many of the...

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  • Binjiang Dao (Bingjiang Street)

    This is a tip for a shopping street in Tianjin. It is a kind of walking street with plenty of big shopping malls and smaller shops. Here one can find the multinational hamburger "providers shop" as well as other well known brands and one US based cafeteria with the green logo.There are small "tourist trains" taking people from one end to the other...

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Tianjin Local Customs

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    by gmanxue Written Aug 25, 2002

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    It is fun to have a look of the old houses in Tianjin.
    Is the house beautiful? When I was in Tianjin I like wandering along the street to visit this kind of old house.

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Tianjin Warnings and Dangers

  • Water Warning!

    When staying in Tianjin, it is wise not to drink tap water in any form, unless if was been sterilised by boiling or by using purification tablets. Tap water in China is known to contain bacteria that can cause varying degrees of sickness and diarrhoea. Also avoid ice cubs, any drinks that may have been watered down, and uncooked fruit and vegetable...

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  • Haphazard Exit from Train Station

    Being a new train station, there is a bit of confusion when getting out of the station to your next connection. There is a taxi and bus station. At the same time, there are many offering transport or day tours. I doubt it is legal and it is better to wait until you find a travel agency or use the public bus or meter taxi to get your next...

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  • Everything Closes Earlier

    Unlike Beijing, many tourist places, museums, temples and the Ancient Culture shopping areas close from 3-5 pm onwards.So take note of closing times of the important places you want to go and avoid disappointments of being there but late.Usually, there is a one hour stop of sale of admission ticket piror to closing time.

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Tianjin Tourist Traps

  • Tourist trap or shopping tip?

    I was unsure whether I should address this tip unter "Tourist trap" or a "shopping tip". The Ancient Culture Street, which is actually built in 1995 according to my local sources.The place is built in old Chinese building style from Qing dynasty. The place reminded me of YuYuan Garden area in Shanghai but this place is not so big and not so...

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  • The Ming & Qing Dynasty Street is an...

    We drove 45 minutes from downtown Tianjin to check this out since it was featured in the Tourist Map/brochure which is widely distributed; it turned out to be a complex of empty buildings sparsely populated with tacky shops and was mostly empty retail spaces waiting for tenants. Definitely not worth a visit for the distance and the lack of other...

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  • In Asia today, many countries...

    In Asia today, many countries introduce new subway system. All of them are very clean and comfortable. I don't understand why the city of Tianjin is not interested in it.

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Tianjin What to Pack

  • Prepare for the Pollution and Dust

    You might want to invest in the ever popular "SARS" mask. They're very cheap - just a few yuan, and they are not intended for SARS, rather to block the pollution, dust, and cold air from entering your lungs. You won't feel out of place -everyone wears them in the colder weather and you can find them at any local street shopping area. Women,...

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  • Packing List

    the same as Beijing,Tianjin is also windy and dry.and the air polution is serious,maybe one of the world worst.

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  • Tianjin Hotels

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Tianjin Off The Beaten Path

  • Xikai Cathredal

    I was very surprised to find such a beautiful ,catholic Cathredal.When you enter the Golden street and walk down the Binjiang Dao till the end and cross over the Nanjing Lu(big street)you come directly to the church.Absolutely worth a visit.I was there at a mass and it was beautiful.Don`t feel offended or disturbed by some chinese ,,bypassers``...

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  • Street Food

    When looking for something to eat I suggest you try some street food. Vendors stand on street corners or side streets and sell food that is usually like a wrap with either chicken or vegetables. Don't let the shabby stands fool you. This food is really quite good.Also in Tianjin, you will notice street vendors selling candied fruit on sticks. These...

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  • The 'hutongs' near the Drum...

    The 'hutongs' near the Drum Tower. Around the Drum Tower and its traffic circle are mazes of hutongs, remnants of the once common traditional northern Chinese dwelling. The area next to the Drum Tower has some nice old homes and the Guangdong Guild Hall and theater.

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Tianjin Favorites

  • Olympic Mascots

    As Tianjin also co-hosted the Beijing Olympic Games you can find the Olympic Mascots displayed on walls and on sale on the market. Like the Five Olympic Rings from which they draw their colour and inspiration, Fuwa will serve as the Official Mascots of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, carrying a message of friendship and peace and good wishes from...

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  • Food - Chatang Soup

    Chatang is made of baked millet and glutinous millet flour. The soup is made by pouring boiling water into the flour and then adding sugar. Chatang is served from a big copper pot whose spout is usually fashioned into a dragon's head.

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  • Food - Goubuli's Stuffed Buns

    Goubuli's stuffed buns are known for their generous filling, which is succulent but not greasy. This famous snack was created during the late Qing Dynasty by a native of Wuqing County, who had the nickname "Dogy." At the age of 14, Dogy left home and came to Tianjin, where he was apprenticed to a restaurant specializing in stuffed buns. As his...

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