Tianjin combines all the conveniences of a big city with provincial charm.
Modern high-rises, restaurants and spacious shopping malls blend in Tianjin with small buildings from previous centuries. Within the city interweave the ancient and modern shaping a mixture of traditions and architecture.
You can experience the contrasts Tianjin offers on your trip there. Booked.net can help you with your stay from cheap hotels in Tianjin to luxury offers all available with maps, photos and secure forms at Booked.net.
The tree-lined boulevards in Tianjin are crossed with busy roads with examples of post-modern architecture doted alongside, like Tianjin Broadcasting and Television Tower that casts a shadow over the historic Dule Monastery. Other attractions include;
- Dabei Monastery, a monastery first built in the Ming Dynasty
- Confucian Temple, the Qing Dynasty temple with a hall of Confucius
- Grand Mosque, built in 1644 in wood
- Drum Tower, built in the Ming Dynasty, reconstructed in 2001
- Tianjin Radio & TV Tower, the fourth largest in the world
Tianjin has many attractions to fuel interest of tourists, but the main lure is city's history. Tianjin became a city thriving on trade during the Ming and Qing dynasties and by the end of the Second Opium War in 1860, Tianjin arose as a leading trade port. But real success came to the city when it changed polices and became the first coastal city to open to the outside world.
Today it is the largest industrial port city in China with a great focus on manufacturing. Everything in the city's economy is orientated on export because of coastal location at the Bohai Gulf. Tianjin lies at the end of the Grand Canal that connects Yellow River with Yangtze River and borders Beijing.
Tianjin is more than just a trade hub. Tianjin is a place to find the best food and different cuisine like Gou-buli Baozi with its delicious pork, Er-duo to taste sweet ear-shaped pastries or Jian-bing Guozi for a breakfast burrito.
Tianjin can offer more entertainments to relax your body and soul from stylish bars, cozy pubs and vibrant night clubs, places that stick firmly to Chinese traditions to just strolls around the green areas within the city. It's up to you what to do in Tianjin, but Booked.net can make your stay there comfortable.