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TianjinChina

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.

Top hotels in Tianjin

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Crowne Plaza Tianjin Mei Jiang Nan
Crowne Plaza Tianjin Mei Jiang Nan
4 out of 5
The price is SG$109 per night from 7 Oct to 8 Oct

Situated on a lake, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium, Tianjin Water Park and Tianjin Kerry Centre. Nankai University and Tianjin ...

4.4/5Excellent! (56 reviews)

"Right by the convention center. 2 min walk. Not sure why Expedia says a 14 min drive."…"

Reviewed on 17 May,2020

Crowne Plaza Tianjin Mei Jiang Nan
Courtyard by Marriott Tianjin Hongqiao
Courtyard by Marriott Tianjin Hongqiao
4 out of 5
No 166 Beima Road, Hongqiao District, Tianjin
The price is SG$114 per night from 12 Oct to 13 Oct

Located in Hongqiao, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Tianjin Eye and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Tianjin University. Nankai University and Tianjin Water Park are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (70 reviews)

"Superb location, excellent room condition and helpful staff!"…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov,2019

Courtyard by Marriott Tianjin Hongqiao
Hyatt Regency Tianjin East
Hyatt Regency Tianjin East
4 out of 5
The price is SG$112 per night from 18 Oct to 19 Oct

Located in Hedong, this spa hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Tianjin Kerry Centre, Marco Polo Square and Xiao Bai Lou Commercial Area. Former Residence of Liang ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (67 reviews)

"Everything is good, clean, good food in restorant qnd cheap.close to sabway"…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar,2020

Hyatt Regency Tianjin East

Holiday Rentals in Tianjin

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Teda, Tianjin-marriott Executive Apartments
Teda, Tianjin-marriott Executive Apartments
5 out of 5
The price is SG$121 per night from 29 Sep to 30 Sep

Located in Tanggu, this luxury aparthotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from TEDA Football Stadium and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Haihe Bund Park. Taku Forts and Tanggu Forest ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (12 reviews)
Had a good time

"It was such a relaxing stay. Great food and super clean water for the bath. Loved it."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb,2017

Teda, Tianjin-marriott Executive Apartments
Ascott TEDA MSD Tianjin
Ascott TEDA MSD Tianjin
4 out of 5
The price is SG$110 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct

This family-friendly Tianjin aparthotel is located in the business district, within 3 mi (5 km) of TEDA Football Stadium and Haihe Bund Park. Tanggu Forest Park ...

3.9/5Good! (9 reviews)
good hard ware, poor managed hotel

"電視沒辦法看,信號太弱,泳池停用,房間的燈關不上。"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul,2019

Ascott TEDA MSD Tianjin
Somerset Olympic Tower Tianjin
Somerset Olympic Tower Tianjin
4 out of 5
The price is SG$136 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

This family-friendly Tianjin aparthotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Tianjin University and Tianjin Radio and Television Tower. ...

4/5Very Good! (33 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

Popular places to visit in Tianjin

Tianjin Eye
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Tianjin Eye

3.5/5(3 reviews)

Get an elevated perspective of Tianjin from a ride to the top of this iconic city landmark atop a bridge. 

Ancient Culture Street
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Ancient Culture Street

4/5(3 reviews)

Sample local dishes, admire recreated traditional architecture and see shoes from nearly every era of Chinese history as you explore this popular street. 

Top things to do in Tianjin

Private Shore Excursion to Mutianyu Great Wall from Tianjin
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Private Shore Excursion to Mutianyu Great Wall from Tianjin

SG$759
Per adult
Private Shore Excursion: Bejing City Tour from Tianjin Port
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Private Shore Excursion: Bejing City Tour from Tianjin Port

SG$741
Per adult
Private 2D Shore Excursion Tour to Beijing from Tianjin Port
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Private 2D Shore Excursion Tour to Beijing from Tianjin Port

SG$1,866
Per adult
Tianjin Cruise Port Pickup Plus Beijing Great Wall Trip
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Tianjin Cruise Port Pickup Plus Beijing Great Wall Trip

SG$789
Per adult
2-Day Beijing Trip from Tianjin Port with Round-Way Transfer
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2-Day Beijing Trip from Tianjin Port with Round-Way Transfer

SG$1,495
Per adult
Private Shore Excusion to Qing Wang Fu Mansion and Porcelain House
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Private Shore Excusion to Qing Wang Fu Mansion and Porcelain House

SG$620
Per adult

Reviews of Tianjin

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23 Apr 2019

Amazing city. Easy to travel around on metro. Vast modern shopping malls with good food places. Great mix of modern with old and interesting places ...5 Great Avenues, China House, Italian style street, and many more

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