The port of Tianjin has been one of China’s key commercial centers for more than 600 years, drawing people from around the world. A look at the city’s diverse architectural styles is a direct reflection of this past. While Tianjin continues to be a leader in trade and investment, it’s also home to the Tianjin Medical University and attractions including Ancient Culture Street, the Five Avenues and Tianjin Eye.
Named after five major cities in China—Chongqing, Changde, Dali, Munan and Machang—the “Five Avenues” lay at the heart of the former British Concession. Known for their eclectic combination of architectural styles, the Five Avenues historically represented the most desirable residential area in the city and were home to government officials, wealthy merchants, celebrities and foreign visitors to the city. Today, the area is evolving into a popular entertainment and leisure district.
Distance: 2 kilometers / 5 minutes
Italian Style Street
A well-preserved neighborhood from the former Italian Concession, today Tianjin’s Italian Style Street is a popular destination for its Mediterranean architecture, tree-lined sidewalks and exciting collection of Western dining and nightlife establishments.
Distance: 3 kilometers / 5 minutes
Northwest of the city, Pan Mountain’s wind-sculpted peaks and lush forested slopes draw visitors year round. 862 meters above sea level at its highest point, the mountain offers views of the Great Wall on clear days and is home to no fewer than 72 Buddhist temples and shrines.
Distance: 123 kilometers/2 hours
The Great Wall at Huangya Pass
North of Tianjin is the Great Wall of China’s Huangya Pass. Built by the Northern Qi Dynasty (550 – 577) and later reinforced by the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), the site today offers opportunities for solitude and exploration long since rendered impossible by large crowds at the wall sections surrounding Beijing.
Distance: 142 kilometers/2.5 hours
The Tianjin Eye
Towering 120 meters above the Haihe River, the Tianjin Eye is among the tallest Ferris Wheels in China and provides passengers of its 48 capsules with stunning city views. At night, the illuminated wheel and its reflection in the river below resemble a golden eight—an auspicious figure in Chinese numerology.
Distance: 6 kilometers/15 minutes
A luxury shopping development which recreates iconic Venetian sights, the Florentia Village is conveniently located nearby the Wuqing stop on the Jing-Jin High Speed Rail line.
Distance: 51 kilometers/1 hour
A high-end shopping mall from a famous local developer.
Distance: 0.6 kilometers/3 minutes
A large shopping center populated by top international and domestic brands.