also called "Jin" for short, was founded as
a military station in 1404 A.D. The city is 120 km.
southeast of Beijing. It is on the coast of the Bohai
Gulf portion of the Yellow Sea. Tianjin is China's fourth
largest city, it is a municipality directly under the
Central Government (with Beijing, Shaghai and Chongqing).
Its location at the convergence of five tributaries
of the Haihe River, as well as at the juncture of the
Beijing-Shanhaiguan and Tianjin-Pukou railroads, makes
it a hub of convenient land and water transportation.
In recent years, Tianjin has received more and more
attention from tourists both at home and abroad due
to its numerous tourism attractions and rich history.
With the Haihe River, one of the five largest
rivers in China, crossing from north to south, Tianjin
has long been renowned as "Sea Inlet of Nine Rivers"
and "Communications Center of River and Sea".
Tianjin has a total area of more than 11,800 square
kilometers, with 153 kilometers coastline and its land
boundary is over 1,100 kilometers long. Tianjian has
a semi-humid continental monsoon climate of warm-temperate
zone with four distinct seasons and adequate sunshine.
It has cold winters and hot summers while spring and
autumn are short and pleasant. The annual average temperature
stands at around 12oC. In general, January is the coldest
month and July is the hottest. The average frost free
season lasts about 200 days; and annual average rainfall
is about 600 millimeters.
Tianjin has developed a well-organized tourism
program, which takes the Haihe River as the axial line,
downtown area as the main attraction, and Jixian County
and Binhai New Area as its new tourist spots. Various
tourist spots have been developed, such as tour via
water route, tour to the former residence of the celebrities,
famous street traveling, outing to Yuyang, Xiqing folk
custom traveling and tour to Binhai New Area. In addition,
a series of large tourism events are also held on annual
basis, like Folk Custom Temple Fair (during Spring Festival),
Peach Blossom Cultural and Travel Festival on the Great
Canal (in March), Huangyaguan Great Wall International
Marathon Event (in May), European Charm Festival (in
June), Tianjin-Tanggu Sea Travel (in July), Tianjin
Mazu Cultural and Travel Festival (in September), Yuyang
Autumn Travel Festival. Gulou International Folk Custom
Travel Festival (in October), Haihe River Travel Festival
and International College Students Dragon Boat Competition.
Tianjin has four world-known folk arts including
"Zhang's Art of Clay", "Yangliuqing Spring
Festival Paintings", "Wei's Kites" and
"Liu's Brick Sculpture". In addition, Tianjin's
folk arts are also renowned for its Tianjin paper cutting,
lanterns, velvet silk flowers and various international
and domestic award-winning carpets and tapestries.
Tianjin also has a variety of traditional
style foods, in which, "Three Unique Foods of Tianjin"
are comprised of Goubuli's Stuffed Buns, Guifaxiang
Fried Dough Twists and Ear-Hole Fried Cake. Other special
foods include: Zhang's Peanuts, Cao's Meat, Lu's Fried
Cake, Bai's Dumplings, Zhilanzhai Sweetened Rice Flour,
Dafulai's crispy rice with vegetables and Stone Door
Steamed Stuffed Buns.
Seated on the seashore with a landscape
of mountains and lakes, Tianjin has rich tourism attractions
and enjoys the fame as "the epitome of modern China".
It has many famous scenic spots, including Panshan Mountain
in Jixian County, known as the "Back Yard Garden"
of Tianjin and Beijing, due to its famous mountains,
quiet forests, clean water, impregnable passes and old
temples. Other attractions are Folk Custom Residences
like the famous house in Jinmen, Shi Family Mansion;
the Tianjin Mazu Temple, one of the three largest Mazu
temples in China, and Yangliuqing Spring Festival Paintings
Museum. And the city has the former residences of many
famous Chinese historical figures such as Sun Yat-sen,
Zhang Xueliang, Liang Qichao, Pu Yi (the last emperor),
7 presidents and 5 prime ministers of the late Qing
Dynasty and the early Republic of China, as well as
the place where the US President Herbert Hoover stayed
during a visit made to China before he became President.
Finally, Tianjin contains many other historical buildings
with architectural styles from different countries on
the five main roads and downtown area near the Haihe
River, making the city known as the "exposition
center of world architectures". Tianjin's oceanfront
includes not only the harbor, but also beaches, forts,
a retired aircraft carrier, Haimen Old Temple, Imported
Goods Market, Haihe Beach Park, wetlands and lakes,
such as Qilihai lake in Ninghe County, Tuanbowa Lake
in Jinghai County, and Dongli Lake in the Dongli District.
China Great Travel offers customized Tianjin
tours which including private Tianjin tour packages
and group big bus day trips. The following tours are
for your reference. There are many other tour attractions
you can choose. We are always ready to tailor make a
private and personal Tianjin tour package for you which
can have more tourist destinations included: Beijing,
Qingdao, Shanghai, Dalian, Taiyuan, Chengde or Yangtse
River. Just send us an email to get our travel expert
help planning your tour to Tianjin.
Private Tianjin Tours
2 Days Tianjin
Tour Code: Tianjin_02
Painting Studio, Shi Family Courtyard, Tianjin
Museum, Ancient Culture Street, Haihe River,
2 Days Tianjin
Tour Code: Tianjin_03
Museum, Ancient Culture Street, Porcelain
House, Dule Temple, Huangyaguan Great Wall
Packages Inclusive Of Visiting Tianjin