Tianjin

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Northern China’s largest coastal city has a diverse architectural cityscape waiting to be explored. See buildings from the Qing Dynasty and European colonial times through to boldly futuristic designs.

The largest coastal city in northern China, Tianjin is a major seaport filled with fascinating historical areas that can easily be explored on foot. See European buildings from Tianjin’s days as a treaty port as well as stunning Qing Dynasty architecture, all contrasted with ultra-modern high-rises. The city is also graced with large urban parks, which burst into colour during springtime.

Start your day in Tianjin with a delicious breakfast of jianbing, a traditional street food-style crêpe topped with egg, soy sauce and coriander. Then, take a walking tour to discover Tianjin’s colonial architecture in the historic areas of Wu Da Dao, Jiefang Road North and Italian Town. 

Step back in time in Ancient Culture Street and explore the traditional folk-style architecture of the Qing Dynasty. The street features a temple and several stores and galleries selling antiques, calligraphy artworks, ceramics and Chinese musical instruments.

Take to the sky on the Tianjin Eye Ferris wheel and enjoy stunning views of the cityscape from a transparent capsule. The wheel is situated on top of Yongle Bridge over the Hai River and affords views stretching over 40 kilometres (24.8 miles). If you prefer to sightsee closer to the ground, take a cruise on the meandering Hai River and discover the historic Grand Canal.

Stop by the heritage Drum Tower, a Ming Dynasty landmark that was partially destroyed in the cultural revolution of the late 1960s. The tower now contains a bell and several historical exhibitions. Visit the Wanghailou Church, or Our Lady of Victory Church, a magnificent gothic cathedral in Tianjin’s Hebei district.

Tianjin has an international airport and is well connected to the rest of China by rail, bus and ferry services. Bullet train connects Tianjin to Beijing South Train Station. Tianjin’s public transport system is convenient and taxis are plentiful. The area has hot, humid summers and dry winters. The windy springtime is perfect for flying Wei kites, a local folk tradition.

Where to stay in Tianjin

Somerset Olympic Tower Tianjin
Somerset Olympic Tower Tianjin
4.5 out of 5
No.126 Chengdu Avenue, Heping District, Tianjin, Tianjin, 300051
The price is S$135 per night from 9 Jul to 10 Jul
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Tianjin. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast in their reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (34 reviews)
Worst Somerset in China
"Staff is not friendly at all. The girl at the front desk does not understand anything"

Reviewed on 6 May,2020

Somerset Olympic Tower Tianjin
Conrad Tianjin
Conrad Tianjin
5 out of 5
46 Tianta Road, Nankai District, Tianjin, Tianjin, 300381
The price is S$194 per night from 11 Jul to 12 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Tianjin. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Popular attractions Tianjin Radio and Television Tower and Tianjin ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (17 reviews)
Wonderful staff members!
"From the minute we walked out of the taxi to the minute we left the lobby, the staff were fabulous. Incredibly clean suite and the breakfast was one of the best hotel buffets I’ve experienced so far in China. Fabulous. Will definitely be back!"

Reviewed on 2 May,2021

Conrad Tianjin
The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin
The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin
5 out of 5
167 Dagubei Road, Heping District, Tianjin, Tianjin, 300040
The price is S$275 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Tianjin. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (91 reviews)
Very nice stay in the historic financial district
"I was taking a flight transfer in Tianjin. Got to know Ritz is a must stay in the old square of the city. Booked a Balcony garden view luxury room for one night only. I had some free time to take a walk in town and found the hotel super close to the riverside historic financial district where the ..."

Reviewed on 25 May,2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Fraser Place Tianjin
Fraser Place Tianjin
5 out of 5
No. 34 Xing Cheng Towers, Ao Ti Street, West Weijin South Road, Nankai District, Tianjin, 300381
The price is S$109 per night from 9 Jul to 10 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Tianjin. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a free kids' club. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (47 reviews)
An ideal place for family travel
"Fast check-in, friendly staff, nice services, clean & modern rooms, a very satisfying experience!"

Reviewed on 23 Dec,2019

Fraser Place Tianjin
Somerset Olympic Tower Tianjin
Somerset Olympic Tower Tianjin
4.5 out of 5
No.126 Chengdu Avenue, Heping District, Tianjin, Tianjin, 300051
The price is S$135 per night from 9 Jul to 10 Jul
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Tianjin. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast in their reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (34 reviews)
Worst Somerset in China
"Staff is not friendly at all. The girl at the front desk does not understand anything"

Reviewed on 6 May,2020

Somerset Olympic Tower Tianjin
The Lakeview, Tianjin Marriott Executive Apartments
The Lakeview, Tianjin Marriott Executive Apartments
4.5 out of 5
16A Bin Shui Road, He Xi District, Tianjin, Tianjin, 300061
The price is S$158 per night from 2 Jul to 3 Jul
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Tianjin. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 restaurants and breakfast. Popular attractions Tianjin Radio and Television Tower and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (6 reviews)
Comfortable Apartment
"I stayed here because the Renaissance Tianjin Lakeview Hotel was full. The Apartment did have full amenities, which included all the various items in the Kitchen to needed to cook. The Workout Facility was close, and that helped. I didn't have breakfast they offered, but it's managed by the Hotel ..."

Reviewed on 24 Dec,2018

The Lakeview, Tianjin Marriott Executive Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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