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Tianjin Travel Guide

Tianjin, once abbreviated as Jin, Jingu, Gushang, Zhigu, Dinggu, Jin Gate, Sanjin and Yingjin in history, is one of the 4 municipalities directly under the Central Government of the People's Republic of China. Tianjin is the third largest city in China next to Beijing and Shanghai.

Tianjin is not appealing at first glance: a large metropolis filled with concrete steel structures. However,the city remains a sizable areas of wonderful colonial architecture which illustrates its past.

Top attractions in Tianjin are the Huangyaguan Great Wall(Yellow Cliff Great Wall), concession-era architecture, Tianjin Old City, Dabei Buddhist Monastery.

Kites and New Year pictures of Tianjin are very famous. One of the specialties of the place is the two day kite-flying festival held in early April or late September.

Tianjin will host the the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Football matches. The Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium covers 78,000 square meters, with a seating capacity of 60, 000. The project went into construction in August 2003 and is due for completion in 2006. And it is able to accommodate up to 80,000 people, including 500 of the platform and 300 of the press box.

Area Code: 022

Zip Code:
300000

Area:
Total Area 11,305 square kilometers; City Area 4,276 square kilometers

Population:
At the end of 2004, the population of Tianjin Municipality was 10.24 million, of which 9.33 million were holders of Tianjin hukou (permanent residence). Among Tianjin permanent residents, 5.56 million were urban, and 3.76 million were rural. The majority of Tianjin residents are Han Chinese, which occupies 97.29% according to the 2000 cencus from the Department of Population, Social, Science and Technology Statistics of the National Bureau of Statistics of China. Minorities include Hui, Koreans, Manchus, and Mongol.

Tianjin Travel Ideas

Tianjin Bus

Metro Construction work on the Tianjin Metro started on July 4, 1970. It was the second metro to be built in China and commenced service in 1984. The total length of the track was 7.4 kilometers. The metro service was suspended on October 9, 2001 and has been rebuilt. This new metro will be c

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Tianjin Highway

The following seven expressways of China run in or through Tianjin:Jingjintang Expressway from Beijing through Tianjin's urban area to Tanggu District / TEDA; Jinghu Expressway from Jinjing Gonglu Bridge to Shanghai (together with Jingjintang Expressway, this is the expressway from Beijing to Shangh

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Tianjin Boat

The biggest man-made port in China, Tianjin Port is located on the western shore of Bohai Bay. This is the only way of reaching Beijing by water. The Tianjin Port Harbor Station is equipped with advanced facilities. There are two floors on the main building with nine waiting halls, ticket hall an

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Tianjin Air

Tianjin Binhai International Airport (ZBTJ) is located to the east of the urban area in Dongli District, which is 13 kilometers from the center of Tianjin City. It is one of the biggest modern international airports in China, accommodating more than 30 airlines. The China International Airline Comp

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