ZipTipz Tianjin Travel Guide

Welcome to Tianjin, China's fourth largest city and a vibrant mix of ancient history, contemporary culture and unbridled industry. From garden parks along the Hai River to quaint colonial architecture, it is the diamond of the Bohai Gulf.

District Guide

Tianjin, or "Jin" in hip locals speak, or "Diamond of the Bohai Gulf" in chamber of commerce terms, prates as China's fourth largest city, with a staggering nine million citizens. Simultaneously gritty and vibrant, it is a city just beginning to realize its tourism potentia...

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Historical Background

Historians first began etching Tianjin into their posterity scrolls during the Sui dynasty (581-618). Though short in duration, the Sui leaders engineered an unusually ambitious six-year canal digging project, extending and eventually connecting China's Grand Canal (It currently swirls as the...

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Where To Stay

Tianjin possesses more hotel rooms than some nations have people. Yet, due to antiquated restrictions imposed by China's Public Security Bureau not all are open to foreign guests (Tianjin, unlike many other coastal cities such as Dalian and Qingdao does not enjoy Special Economic Zone status...

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Dining and Drinking

In a city of 9 million, it is reasonably safe to assume that Tianjin enjoys an abundance of restaurants. Its scope of culinary deliciousness is vast and varied, encompassing tastes from France, Italy, Germany, Japan, and Korea. Chinese cooking styles are bounteous too and come within one regional...

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Even if days were 53 hours long there would still not be enough time, regardless of how lengthy the visit, to experience all of Tianjin's magic. A rare balance between past and present infuses its downtown with character and diversity. Ancient temples share the same streets with pulsing...

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Recommended Tours

This major city possesses major attractions. Plotting a course so as to maximize your Tianjin experience becomes imperative, especially if restricted with time.

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Tianjin  (Chinese: 天津; pinyin: Tiānjīn; Postal map spelling: Tientsin) is one of the four municipalities of the People's Republic of China. As a municipality, Tianjin has provincial-level status and comes directly under the central government. Tianjin's urban area is the third largest city in Mainland China.

Tianjin's urban area is located along the Hai He River. Its ports, some distance away, are located on Bohai Gulf in the Pacific Ocean. Tianjin Municipality borders Hebei province to the north, south, and west; the municipality of Beijing is to the northwest, and Bohai Gulf to the east.

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