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TIANJIN

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Tianjin is one of China's major maritime cities, and the port for Beijing. Its bustling harbour is situated on the River Hai and on the ancient Grand Canal. Tianjin's prosperity is the result of the city was being made as treaty port, opened to foreign trade since 1858 under the Treaty of Tianjin. And this also contributed to its distinctive architecture - from gothic and Flemish to neo-classic and art deco. Today, Tianjin is a major industrial centre with many top in international and local hotels. Tianjin is a place for both business and leisure traveller.

Airport Information

Name of airport: Zhang Gui Zhuang Airport
Distance to city: 15 km
Taxi
  • fare: CNY 50
Airport tax:
  • CNY 90 (international flights)
  • CNY 20 (Domestic flights)

Flying hours from Hong Kong on direct flights

Flight Schedules from/to Hong Kong
3 hours

Visa

Home entry permit required for HK Chinese.
Visa is required for foreigners.
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Embassies and Consulates

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Customs

Customs allowance
  • Tobacco: 400 cigarettes
  • Liquor: two 75cl bottles of alcoholic beverages
Customs rules require an accounting of all valuables including watches, jewellery, cameras and currency that you are taking in. A copy of this is surrendered on departure and anything missing may well be treated as imported and duty required accordingly. Therefore make sure you obtain a police report for any goods stolen during your stay.
Recorded video-tapes must be declared and may be viewed by the Authorities on arrival.
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Currency

Renminbi (RMB)
Approximately RMB1 = HK$0.9297 = US$0.1197 (updated 25 Mar 1996)
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Time Zone

GMT: + 8
Difference from Hong Kong: + 0

Accommodation

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Transportation

Bus
Trolley Buses
Taxi
  • fare: CNY 2 per km, min charge CNY 10
Train
Bicycle

Tourist Attraction

Ancient Culture Street - often has festivals of dance and music. There is also Qing dynasty architecture and the 14th Century Temple of the Sea Goddess. There are also shops selling local crafts.
Art's Museum
Dabei Temple (Buddhist) (photo) and the Grand Mosque - built in the 17th Century
Food Street - a vast complex with 110 restaurants serving everything from Chinese snacks to noodles, seafood and spectacular hot pots.
Friendship Club on Machang Dao - the Last Emperor of China-Pu-Yi was the only Chinese member of the Club when he lived here
Great Wall of China - this part of the wall in Jixian Country isn't overrun by tour groups and tourists. You can finish the trip by a comfortable car drive.
Jianshan Park
Liberation Bridge
Museum of Zhou En-lai
No.1 Workers' Cultural Palace
Qishilin - a quaint old Viennese tea room where the last Emperor Pu Yi used to sip tea and dance with the cosmopolitan expatriate community
Special Economic Zone - is proved to be the most popular foreign investment zone and is located nearby the new port of Xingang which handles large volumes of traffic.
The Panshan Mountains (photo) - this spectacularly scenic green mountain range has a wonderful feeling of tranquility, with a large number of monasteries.
The World Economic and Trade Exhibition Centre
Theatre Museum - museum focus on traditional arts and natural history.
Tiancheng Monastry - one of the most famous monasteries on Panshan Mountains, and is a good example of classic Chinese religious architecture
Tianjin Carpet Factory No.2 - one of the famous carpet-making site, you can also buy magnificent rugs from both wool and silk, weaved by hand.

Supervisory Office of Tourism Quality of Tianjin Municipality

Tel: (022) 28358814 28358812
Hours: 8:30-17:30 18:30-8:30
Address: 18 Youyi Road, Hexi District, Tianjin 300074, China
Fax: (022) 28352324

Tours and Activities

Tours from Hong Kong

Shopping guide

Youyi Road
Jie Fang Road

Weather

Min. -4 C (in Jan)
Max. 26 C (in Jul)
Annual Rainfall: 1828mm
Rainy Season: Jun - Aug
Best Season to visit: Spring / Autumn
Temperature - Five Day City Forcast
Precipitation - Five Day City Forcast
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Language

Official Languages: Mandarin
Language of Business and Administration: Mandarin and English
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Electricity

220 volts, 50 cycles

Emergency Number

S.O.S. Worldwide Alarm Centres: Please click here
Tourist Hotline: 5261179
Ambulance: 120 , 7213460
Emergencies: 110 (foreigner's section 552729)
Fire: 119
Tel No. Enquiry: 114
Police: 110
Foreign Affairs Office of Police: 7216795

Public Holidays

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