Spanning the Hai River and along the coast of the Bohai Sea, the historic port of Tianjin has been a key commercial center in China for more than 600 years. Starting in 1860 the city began to draw a steadily larger foreign population as a treaty port, a heritage that is reflected in Tianjin’s notable architectural variety. Today the city remains a leading destination for trade and investment and is home to nearly 300 of the Fortune 500 multinational corporations. Discover what makes Tianjin so unique by staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin, one of the city’s most elegant historical district hotels located near the famed Ancient Culture Street, Five Avenues and Tianjin Eye, all popular attractions.
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.