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TianjinChina

China’s third-largest urban area is home to European-influenced neighborhoods, fascinating historical and artistic attractions, as well as a thriving food scene. 

Tianjin is one of northern China’s most important financial and cultural centers. With a sprawling mix of early 20th-century European architecture and modern skyscrapers, Tianjin is an excellent place for wandering and browsing shops. Revel in the surprisingly relaxed atmosphere, which is enhanced by a lovely riverside promenade, museums, churches and temples.

The area rose to prominence as one of the country’s most important ports, later attracting the attention of European nations that established individual foreign concessionary bases. Each resembled a miniature European country, encompassing its own system of prisons, schools and hospitals. The buildings in each concession were inspired by the style popular in that European country. When exploring the city today, try to identify the distinctly different architectural styles of the old concessions.

Walk down Ancient Culture Street, designed to recreate the city’s historic Qing dynasty architecture. Look inside Tianhou Temple, browse shops selling traditional souvenirs or stop at a restaurant to try one of Tianjin's local specialties. Many of the city’s dishes feature the widely available fresh seafood.

Enjoy more shopping in the busy streets surrounding the iconic Drum Tower. Look up at the enormous iron bell on the tower’s second floor and head to the top to see striking views over the city.

Ride on the Tianjin Eye, a towering Ferris wheel attached to the city’s Yongle Bridge. After seeing the Hai River from one of the Eye’s passenger capsules, go for a boat ride along the river or relax in one of the nearby parks. Visit Wanghailou Church, the city’s first Christian church, and learn about its darkly intriguing history.

Tianjin is located about 80 miles (130 kilometers) east of Beijing. To get here, take a 1-hour train ride from the capital. Enjoy the city as a daytrip or stay a little longer to explore its lesser-known sights. Late spring and autumn are the best times of year to visit, when the weather is pleasantly mild.

Top Hotels in Tianjin

Courtyard by Marriott Tianjin Hongqiao
Courtyard by Marriott Tianjin Hongqiao
4 out of 5
No 166 Beima Road, Hongqiao District, Tianjin
The price is CA $85 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Located in Hongqiao, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Tianjin Eye and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Tianjin University. Nankai University and Tianjin Water Park are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (71 reviews)
A nice stay

"Overall a lovely stay. We booked a king room but I'm sure the bed was a queen at most. Service was great. Breakfast buffet was yummy. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 5, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Tianjin Hongqiao
The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin
The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin
5 out of 5
167 Dagubei Road, Heping District, Tianjin, Tianjin
The price is CA $214 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3

Located in Heping, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Former Residence of Gu Weijun, Former Residence of Zhang Zuoxiang, and Former Residence of ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (87 reviews)
Very nice stay in the historic financial district

"I was taking a flight transfer in Tianjin. Got to know Ritz is a must stay in the old square of the city. Booked a Balcony garden view luxury room for one night only. I had some free time to take a walk in town and found the hotel super close to the riverside historic financial district where the ..."…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin
The St Regis Tianjin Hotel
The St Regis Tianjin Hotel
5 out of 5
158 Zhangzizhong Road, Heping District, Tianjin, Tianjin
The price is CA $180 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Heping, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Haihe Cultural Square, Binjiang Avenue Shopping Street, and Zhongxin Park. Binjiang Shopping ...

4.4/5Excellent! (110 reviews)
Please resolve the heating problem

"Everything else is pretty normal and high-ended except that room temperature is not adjustable and so, the heat is really too hot."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 26, 2020

The St Regis Tianjin Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Tianjin

Teda, Tianjin-marriott Executive Apartments
Teda, Tianjin-marriott Executive Apartments
5 out of 5
No 29 2nd Avenue, TEDA, Xiang Shi Road, Tianjin, Tianjin
The price is CA $98 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Located in Tanggu, this luxury aparthotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from TEDA Football Stadium and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Haihe Bund Park. Taku Forts and Tanggu Forest ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (12 reviews)
Had a good time

"It was such a relaxing stay. Great food and super clean water for the bath. Loved it."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 20, 2017

Teda, Tianjin-marriott Executive Apartments
Somerset Olympic Tower Tianjin
Somerset Olympic Tower Tianjin
4.5 out of 5
No.126 Chengdu Avenue, Heping District, Tianjin, Tianjin
The price is CA $88 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

This family-friendly Tianjin aparthotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Tianjin University, Binjiang Avenue Shopping Street, and ...

4/5Very Good! (33 reviews)
Worst Somerset in China

"Staff is not friendly at all. The girl at the front desk does not understand anything"…"

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Somerset Olympic Tower Tianjin
Fraser Place Tianjin
Fraser Place Tianjin
5 out of 5
No. 34 Xing Cheng Towers, Ao Ti Street, West Weijin South Road, Nankai District, Tianjin
The price is CA $79 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in Hexi, this luxury aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Tianjin Water Park. Tianjin Hotel Subway ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (46 reviews)
An ideal place for family travel

"Fast check-in, friendly staff, nice services, clean & modern rooms, a very satisfying experience!"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 23, 2019

Fraser Place Tianjin
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Jan 21, 2019

Tianjin is a really beautiful city. Unfortunately it was really cold when we were there but still managed to get a short walk by the river. I am looking forward to returning in Spring and will have a better look around.

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