Tianjin is best described as “the biggest small town in China.” It is incredibly safe and locals are proud of their city and have a strong sense of community.
The Ancient Port of China
The largest coastal city in northern China, Tianjin has two prominent city centers. Its main urban area is located along the Hai River and its new and growing urban area, located on the coast of Bohai Sea, is a hub of advanced industry and financial activity.
Since the mid-19th century, Tianjin has been a major seaport and gateway to the nation’s capital. Now the fastest train on the planet links it to Beijing. Known as the “bullet”, this railway masterpiece takes a mere 26 minutes to get to the capital. Tianjin is a modern, developed city, but fortunately, this city has retained an authentic Chinese way of life as well as foreign concession areas and European architecture reminiscent of Shanghai.
Tianjin is inexpensive. The cost of living here is cheap. You can buy a local meal for as little as 10rmb and a ride on a bus or the subway costs 2rmb. Taxis start at 9RMB.
Being the ancient port city of Beijing, Tianjin has a rich history. Cultures collide in the streets of Tianjin, from European mansions to classic Chinese architecture, both residing happily in this city with a coloured history
Tianjin has a rich cuisine culture. There are too many good Chinese restaurants in Tianjin to mention here, but you can be sure to find any style of Chinese cooking with a menu to suit your budget
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