Tianjin is one of the most interesting places in China, unfairly overshadowed by its bigger sister, Beijing. Tiger Air will help you discover this beauty that’s been hidden in plain sight, and at extremely reasonable prices, too. Check out the Tiger Air websites and special offers to see which tickets to Tianjin suit your traveling plans, and start making a list of what you’ll want to see once you get there.
Places to See in Tianjin
Tianjin has long been a trade and travel hub, which allowed it to become a unique city, displaying a combination of cultures and ethnicities not only from China, but from all over the world. At some point of its troubled past, no less than nine different European countries claimed to own Tianjin. Even today, it serves as port for Beijing, which explains why everybody is so constantly busy and on the rush in Tianjin.
- Huangya Pass: While not technically in Tianjin, this section of the Great Wall is by far the most important tourist attraction of the city, and you don’t want to leave without having seen it. It’s perhaps the most often photographed section of the Great Wall, since it’s in an excellent state, with repairs being performed frequently, and the surrounding landscape is breathtaking.
- The Five Avenues: This eclectic street perfectly encapsulates the charm of Tianjin, with over 200 buildings in every imaginable style (Romantic, Gothic, Renaissance – you’ll find a bit of everything here). As time was not kind to these constructions, the renovation work was a bit aggressive, and now the place has a general air of kitsch-chic, which suits it quite well.
- Tianjin Eye: This gigantic Ferris wheel offers a ride of about 30-40 minutes, so make sure you have plenty of time for it. The view over the city and the river is spectacular on a clear day – and this is a must-see attraction, especially if you travel with children.
- Ancient Culture Street: Despite the name, there’s nothing ancient about this shopping street, which has been inaugurated in 1986, and has since become a mandatory stop for tourists and local shoppers alike. You’ll find every imaginable Chinese souvenir here, including paintings and painted clay sculptures, jewelry, jade carvings, embroidery, calligraphy paraphernalia, antiques, and so on.
- The Italian Street: Have some authentic Italian pizza deep in the heart of China. The Italian street struggles to maintain its authenticity, and it’s a great place to have lunch and watch people as they go about on their daily business.
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Best Tip for Tourists in Tianjin:
Tianjin most definitely favors physical activity, and sometimes even the fittest tourists will have trouble keeping up with the pace of the city. Take the bus or the car when you can (even at the Great Wall, you can hire some electric cars that will save your strength) and allow for extra-time when planning to get from one attraction to the next.
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