A Brief Introduction to Tianjin

Tianjin,China

Photo 1:Tianjin,China

        Tianjin, known as the diamond of the Bohai Gulf, is one of the four Municipalities direct under the Central Government.Only120 kilometers from Beijing,Tianjin has always been the gateway to the capital of China . Tianjin is the No.1 port city and the biggest financial center in the north of China.Tianjin is situated in the northeast of the North China Plain,east to the Bohai Sea and north to the Yanshan Mountain,Haihe River winds through the city like a jade belt.Tianjin covers an area of 11,903 square kilometres and with a population of over fifteen million.

Tianjin After the Rain

Photo 2:Tianjin After the Rain

        Tianjin has a semi-humid continental climate in the warm Temperate Zone, with an annual average temperature of 12 degrees centigrade and rainfall of 571 millimeters.

The Night Scene of Tianjin

Photo 3:The Night Scene of Tianjin

        Tianjin has a long and illustrious history. It rose due to water transport.Tianjin was formally built in the 2nd Year of Yongle in the Ming Dynasty (1404). It is the only city in ancient China that has an exact time record of the founding.

Huangya Pass Great Wall,Tianjin

Photo 4:Huangya Pass Great Wall,Tianjin

        As a famous historical city, Tianjin rich in historical relics and natural scenery. The best known scenic spots and historical sites include Ning Garden, Tianhou Temple (Temple of Heavenly Empress), Dule Temple in Ji county, The Great Wall at the Huangya Pass, the Panshan scenery area etc.

The Five Old Street(Wu-da-dao), Tianjin

Photo 5:The Five Old Street(Wu-da-dao), Tianjin

        Tianjin is honored as ‘Building Museum’leaving behind more than 1000 beautiful buildings with extraordinary and exotic architectural style in the old concessionary areas , a real feast for the eye! The Five Old Street(Wu-da-dao) is known as the “Exhibition of the World’s Architectures”. small western-style villas of Classical, Gothic and other different styles let you stroll along architecture art galleries and pass through the Tunnel of Time, as if you were in the concession territory during the Period of the Republic of China, tasting the rare peace in troubled times.

Tianjin West Railway Station

Photo 6:Tianjin West Railway Station

        The geographical location of Tianjin is richly endowed by nature. It is a key hub of communications linking North China, Northeast China and Northwest China. Tianjin enjoys a three dimensional transportation system, it is convenient to reach Tianjin from most  domestic cities.

Niren Zhang’s Painted Clay Figurine,Tianjin

Photo 7:Niren Zhang’s Painted Clay Figurine,Tianjin

        Tianjin has a profound cultural heritage. The vivid Niren Zhang’s Painted clay figurine has a history of more than 150 years. The exquisite Yangliuqing wood engraving picture is regarded as the first of the Chinese NewYear Wood-block Paintings.

18th Street Fried Dough Twists (Shi Ba Jie Mahua),Tianjin

Photo 8:18th Street Fried Dough Twists (Shi Ba Jie Mahua),Tianjin

        Tianjin snacks enjoy a good reputation throughout the country. 18th Street Fried Dough Twists, Go Believe steamed bun(Baozi), and Earhole Fried Cake are known as the “the three unique delicacies of Tianjin”.

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