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Explore the Quiet Metropolis at Tianjin

 2014-01-16    Selina Ou    Sights    Tianjin    1503  

Tianjin, a metropolis stands beside Beijing, but in a quite different posture. Tianjin city is not as that proud as Beijing, not that luxury as Shanghai, not that ancient as Xi'an, not that natural as Hangzhou... It is a city of low-key style, a charming quiet metropolis that attracts many people travel there. So, when you have time, come to Tianjin and explore at the quiet metropolis to find its unique beauties and excitements.

When come to Tianjin, you will be enchanted by this beautiful city. As the largest port in northern China, Tianjin locates beside Bohai Sea as a pearl. You will be refreshed by cool breeze and fresh air in Tianjin city. And then, go deep into the city, those exotic buildings that tell the history of the city, those extraordinary architectures that display the present and future of Tianjin will provide a feast to your eyes. Now, let's figure out some typical attractions that you should not miss out when travel to Tianjin.

Tianjin Eye
Tianjin Eye, or called Yongle Bridge Ferris Wheel, is one of the most famous and must-go attractions in Tianjin. This giant ferries wheel with the size of 120 meters tall is the only wheel that was constructed over a bridge in the world. Get a round trip in one of the transparent capsules of the ferries wheel to get a bird view of Tianjin city and find your own happy at that specific small capsule.

Address: Tianjin Eye, Hongqiao District, Tianjin

Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

To know the authentic Tianjin, the Tianjin Ancient Culture Street is the place where you can get your answer. This ancient culture street is actually a commercial street that has hundreds of stores selling products featured with Chinese styles, Tianjin flavor, cultural and ancient tastes. The whole street is constructed in the folk style of Qing Dynasty. You will find a lot of special and unique artworks and handcrafts in the street. There are genuine handcrafts of double-sided embroidery, jade-carvings, are ceramics, musical instruments, calligraphy and painting brushes of Four Treasures sold at the street, and the most famous Yangliuqing painting gallery, painted clay sculpture of Clay Figure Zhang and Kite Wei.

Address: North of Gulou, Nankai District, Tianjin

Tianjin Italian Town

If you are facinated with architectures of Italian styles, this is the right place you should visit. Tianjin Italian Town used to be the Italian Concession in history, now it is a comprehensive function zone of tourism, business, leisure, entertainment and culture with strong Italian styles. At this Tialian Town, you can enjoy those ancient buildings of Italian aroma, wonder at the Macro Polo Plaza, visit Liang Qicha's Yinbin Room, Residence of Fen Guozhang, Residence of Cao Yu, First Worker Cultural Palace and Italian Military Camp, or taste authentic Italian food like pizza and pasta at Italian restaurants, have fun at art museums and exhibitions, or a special European styled winter when it snows.

Address: No.39, Guangfu Dao, Hebei District, Tianjin

The Five Avenues

The Five Avenues are located within the former British Concession. These five avenues are named after five Chinese cities, namely Chongqing, Changde, Dali, Munan and Machang. The Five Avenues are like building museums as you can enjoy architecture of different styles. There are more than 230 architectures and 50 celebrity houses that are styled at British, French, Italian, German, Spanish and other countries, and characterized artistic at Renaissance, Greek, Gothic, Romantic, and combination of western and eastern.

Besides the above mentioned attractions in Tianjin, there are many other famous ones that are great places for sightseeing and casual entertainment, including the Tianjin Tower, Dabei Monastery, The Century Clock of Tianjin, Grand Mosque, Xikai Catholic Church, Drum Tower and Confucian Temple.

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