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Tianjin

Tianjin, one of China’s four municipalities, is the biggest coastal open city in North China and the economic center in the Bohai Sea Region. It is also a famous Chinese historical and cultural city.

The city has a long and illustrious history, and the marks that the past has imprinted upon the place can still be seen today. Notable history of the city began with the excavation of the Grand Canal in the Sui Dynasty. At this time, Tianjin was considered as one of China's most important military fortresses. Any foreigners would have to get through Tianjin for direct access to the capital, a mere 80 kilometers to the west. The city, starting in the mid-Tang, also became known as the transportation route, via canal, of most food and silk from the north to the south. In 1860, after the First Opium War, Tianjin was further expanded as a business and communications center. By the end of the 19th century, it had grown into a bustling center with a population of approximately 300,000 citizens. As a result of the Peking Treaty signed in the wake of the Second Opium War, Tianjin became an open port for foreign trade with concession areas earmarked for foreign residents of various countries. In the 20th century, Tianjin witnesses great changes. At the end of the Cultural Revolution, Tianjin got back on her own way.

Tianjin boasts variety of tourist attractions. The most famous attractions are Gu Wenhua Jie, Huangyaguan Great Wall, Dagu Emplacement, Haihe River, Dule Temple, Water Park, Panshan Mountain, Tianjin TV & Radio Tower and Zhonghuan Cailian. There are also many natural scenic spots as well as great historical relics.


Tianjin cuisine is well known for seafood, because Tianjin is near to the Bohai gulf. Traditional food includes the Eight Great Bowls, a combination of eight mainly meat dishes. It can be further classified into several varieties, including the rough, smooth, and high. The Four Great Stews, refers to a very large number of stews, including chicken, duck, seafood, beef, and mutton. Tianjin also has several famous snacks. Goubuli is a traditional brand of baozi (steamed buns with filling) that is famous all over the country. Guifaxiang is a traditional brand of mahua (twisted dough sticks), etc.

In addition, there are various hotels, guesthouses and hostels can meet your requirements, as well as all kinds of entertainment for you to relax.