What to see in Tianjin

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What to see in Tianjin
What to see in Tianjin
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Ancient Tianjin is considered one of the most interesting cities in China, as it combines attractions that harmoniously fit into the modern look of this metropolis. Arriving in this part of the Middle Kingdom, you will definitely find something to see. In addition, you will have a great opportunity to see ancient architecture.

Holiday season in Tianjin

As for the climatic features of the city, it is better to rest in it from March to June. It is in the spring that the temperature indicators are most comfortable for long walks in the open air. So, in March the air warms up to + 13-15 degrees, and in May up to + 25-27 degrees.

Heat begins in June, accompanied by sandstorms. Such a phenomenon is rare for Tianjin, but one must be prepared for such natural disasters. Warm weather lasts until mid-August.

In September, the air gradually cools down and in October it reaches + 17-20 degrees. At the same time, early autumn is also suitable for travel: there is still a lot of greenery in the parks, and the flow of tourists is declining.

In winter, it is quite cool, as evidenced by the air temperature of + 2-5 degrees. At night, the air is cooled down to -5-8 degrees.

TOP 10 interesting places in Tianjin

Gulou street


It is the hallmark of the city and the pride of the locals due to the fact that it is the longest pedestrian street in China. The atmosphere of Gulou is very colorful and imbued with the spirit of the dynasties that ruled the country thousands of years ago.

The street is lined with miniature tiled houses adorned with upturned ends and mahogany balconies. Each house has a souvenir shop or trade shop selling faiths, manuscripts, paintings, watercolor scrolls and traditional musical instruments.

The street contains the key attractions of Tianjin, included in the list of the country's cultural heritage. After the excursions, tourists head to cafes and restaurants to sample baozi and seafood snacks.

Temple of Joy (Big Buddha Temple)

The oldest shrine of the People's Republic of China, built of wood, is located 90 kilometers from Tianjin. The construction date of the temple dates back to the Tang Dynasty. Later, in 984, it was perfected thanks to the efforts of representatives of the Liao dynasty.

According to popular legend, the name of the temple was given by General An Lushan, who organized a meeting of the military commanders within its walls and wished them luck in battle. After this event, the temple became associated with joyful events.

The entrance to the temple complex is decorated with a long pavilion, on both sides of which are stretched halls. On the rooftops, you can see figures of stingrays and seahorses. Inside the temple is a statue of the goddess Guanyin, made of white porcelain. This masterpiece was created during the Liao Dynasty and still amazes visitors with its beauty.

Folklore Museum

Lovers of history and Chinese rituals should go on an excursion to the museum located on the territory of the Imperial Palace. The museum attracts tourists because it is divided into several thematic sectors, where unique artifacts of the past are exhibited.

The goal of the museum staff is to preserve and cultivate the rituals of small peoples living in Tianjin at different times. The first hall is dedicated to traditions related to everyday life and crafts. Antique dishes, manuscripts, paintings, figurines, pieces of furniture - all this allows you to touch the Chinese culture.

The second hall is filled with exhibits that tell about different types of crafts and traditional creativity. In the third, there are expositions telling about the development of education in Tianjin.

Mount Panshan

If you prefer picturesque natural sites, then be sure to go to the vicinity of Mount Panshan (11 kilometers from Tianjin). This mountain range was formed thousands of years ago and already during the Ming, Eastern Han and Qing dynasties, more than 70 Buddhist temples and pagodas were erected here.

Mount Panshan is considered part of the Yanshan Mountains and is distinguished by a green landscape, over which peaks up to 1000 meters high are scattered. Each of the five peaks has its own name and is associated with certain mythical characters.

The mountain has been visited by many famous people in China, including emperors, spiritual mentors, poets and artists. Panshan is open to the public all year round, except in winter. At the same time, you do not have to pay for a ticket, since the entrance is absolutely free.


Translated from Chinese, the name of the attraction sounds like "site". The fact is that some of the country's most popular cultural and architectural heritage (the Great Wall of China) is located near Tianjin.

Construction of the site began during the reign of the Seventh Tianbao (Beiqi Dynasty). In 557, the foundation was laid and 2,800 meters of thick walls were erected, around which rocks and cliffs serve as natural protection. Historians believe that Huangyaguan is the most fortified part of the wall.

Under the emperors of the Ming dynasty, the wall was rebuilt and strengthened. So, in 1379, the previous structure was lined with bricks, which made the wall even stronger. Also, the rulers made sure that towers for various purposes were built along the Huangyaguan.

Yangcong Park

This modern landmark deserves special attention, as it is rightfully a favorite vacation spot among tourists. There are practically no attractions in the park, but on its territory there are numerous miniature copies of famous places from around the world. Copies were created by skilled designers who managed to convey all the nuances with high precision. In total, the park has 112 objects from 79 countries.

At the request of visitors, thematic excursions are organized, allowing you to transfer from one continent to another in a matter of minutes. The park is divided into zones connected by bridges and walkways in the form of pavilions.

After the tour, you can not only dine in a small cafe, but also appreciate the variety of flora planted in original flower beds.

Dabei monastery

The territory of the shrine is divided into two parts: the old and the new monasteries. The first building includes three halls, erected during the Qing Dynasty (16-18 centuries). Dabei was rebuilt and renovated several times. Despite this fact, the abbots of the monastery managed to preserve the original design of the masters of the past and a number of valuable objects of the Buddhist world.

The statue of Shakyamuni, located in the Dasyun Palace, deserves special attention. Outwardly, the monument looks like a huge lotus flower, on which 9999 miniature images of Buddhas are engraved.

In the center of the eastern courtyard, there are memorial statues of Xuangzang and Hongyi, while the palace of cultural relics houses collections of Buddhas made of different materials. It also houses a rich collection of household items belonging to the imperial dynasties.

TV tower

The attraction rises in the area of Lake Tianta within the city and ranks fourth in height in the world (415 meters). The design project was developed by a team of professional architects who managed to combine elements of grace and monumentality in a massive structure. The secret of the design lies in the fact that it consists of long giant metal tubes, fastened with special bolts.

The tower not only fulfills its direct function of equipping the residents of Tianjin with television broadcasting, but also represents an entertainment complex. A revolving restaurant and an extensive observation deck have been built inside the tower, from where the city is visible at a glance.

In the evening, the tower is illuminated with colorful illumination, allowing you to appreciate its beauty and uniqueness.

Jingyuan garden

In 1921, another masterpiece of landscape design, created by the last emperor Yi Pu, appeared on Anshan Street. More than 3000 square meters are occupied by pavilions, artificial ponds, libraries, bridges, mansions and other buildings. A distinctive feature of the garden is that its architecture is mixed. Thus, the central building was built in accordance with the canons of the European architectural style. Arched openings and windows, three-tiered fountains, laconic lines - these elements harmoniously complement each other.

Another part of the garden is made in Japanese style and contains numerous pagodas. Each of the buildings is unique in its own way, since the emperor spent a lot of effort and money on the work of the best masters of his time.

Today, tourists come to the garden to stroll in seclusion and look at the collection of things that belonged to the imperial family and their entourage.

Huayun Museum

It belongs to one of the first non-state museums and is highly classified according to the international scale. Those who want to visit this attraction need to go to He Ping District and find Hebei Lu Street.

The halls display a variety of exhibits, including items made of bronze, stone, pearls, wood and other valuable materials. It is also worth paying attention to the second hall, which contains collections of antique clothes, pottery, porcelain, paintings and manuscripts from the reign of the Sui, Tang and Northern Qi dynasties. The total value of the exhibits is about 330 million yuan, which is a significant asset within the cultural heritage of China. Tourists are especially impressed by the house-hotel, which has 350 rooms. This mansion belonged to the connoisseur of Peking opera Ma Lianliang, after which it became the property of the museum's management.