Tianjin Overview

Known as the "jewel of the Bohai Sea", Tianjin is one of China's four large self-governing municipalities. Its east backs onto the Bohai Sea and its north rests against Yan Mountain creating not only beautiful scenery but also making it a strategically important city, as the mouth of the Yellow River meets the sea near Tianjin it has become a crucial port to sustain Northern China and especially Beijing.

Furthermore, because of Tianjin's location as a port city it was during it was the entry point for many of the first foreigners visiting China by boat, today that foreign influence remains with much of the city's architecture possessing European characteristics, there are also several examples of hybrid architecture that are not only unique to China but also to the world.

Tianjin is one of China's four municipalities under the direct administration of central government. It is an international port city and the largest seaside city in the North of China, 137 km away from Beijing, the capital of China.

Tianjin is a birthplace of modern industry of China: the first wrist watch, bicycle and television in New China were all made here. Since 1980s, Tianjin has turned itself into an important industrial base in North China. Tianjin is also a transportation hub with railway, waterway (sea and river), highway and airway connecting other major cities in China and outside the country.

Tianjin is a well known city with a long history and abundant resources. Panshan Mountain, the No. 1 Mountain in Capital's East; Dule Temple, one of the oldest wooden structures in China; Ancient Culture Street, full of ancient Chinese culture and Tianjin custom. More surprises are waiting for your exploration.

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