When you have a tour at Tianjin, it is worth to visit Tianjin Museum. The Museum is very popular, and it is easy to reach by public transportations available in the city and by private transportations. The museum has a large ancient collection that makes many local and international tourists visit this museum. The museum collections include many valuable items from Beijing and Chengde. Those valuable items are calligraphy, classical paintings, ceramics and ink stone. Chine is very popular with its beautiful ceramics. It is not enough to spend a day to explore and experience the whole collections of the museum.
Spending a whole day experiencing the whole collections of the museum
1. Swan Statue
Swan Statue becomes the icon of the museum. Taking a photo in front of the swan statue is a must when you have a tour at Tianjin Museum. Prepare your camera and snap as many photo as you want. Swan statue is very iconic in the city. There are bunch of local and international tourist visit the museum every year.
2. Ancient Collection of the Museum
The Tianjin Museum has a large collections of ancient Chinese fine art and exhibits on Tianjin's history. There are more than 200.000 collections of arts and relics including calligraphy, paintings, bronzeware, ceramics, jadeware, seals, inkstones, Jiagu, coins, historic documents, and relic of modern time. Those ancient collections makes Tianjin Museum becomes popular in the city. It is the biggest ancient museum in China.
3. Taste the local cuisine of Tianjin
When you visit Tianjin Museum, there are so many things to do. One of them is tasting and experiencing the local cuisine of Tianjin. Around the Tianjin Museum you can find some restaurants which serve many kinds of dishes. When you have a tour at Tianjin don't miss a moment to taste and experience the local cuisine of Tianjin. Tianjin has several famous snack items. Gabouli Baozi is the most popular snack at Tianjin. It is famous and it is one of the famous traditional brands of Baozi, a steamed stuffed bun that is famous throughout China.
How to Get Tickets?
It is free to enter and experience the museum. You don't have to pay any ticket. You just need to pay for parking fee if you ride your private transportation. The museum is opened to public at 09.00 a. m to 04.30 p. m every day.
How To Get Around?
The best way to get around is by taking taxi. You can easily find taxi in the city. Taxis are abundant. It is strongly recommended to avoid taxis from near the railway station. It is best to walk a few blocks to a regular street to get a metered taxi. There are Tianjin tourist maps with destination written in English and Chinese character. You can point at where you want to go and get a long way with taxi driver. You can rent a taxi driver for a day or even for just a few hours. The cost for two hours would be less than ¥100. The taxi drivers are happy to wait.
What Should I Wear?
There is no fixed dress code to visit Tianjin museum. Just make sure that you wear comfortable stuff. It is also reccommended to wear comfortable shoes or sandals to comfort your steps. It is also worth to prepare some layer clothes, sunglasses, cap, and face mask.
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Will I Need a Guide?
Since only a few people in China who speak English, It is good to have a tour guide with you. It makes you easy to communicate and getting the information, but if you want to do a self-guided tour it is also okay. You can easily find all information in this website.
How To Get There?
If you are from overseas, you can reach China by plane. China's main airport in Beijing is a good alternative to reach Tianjin. You can take the Airport Express train to reach Beijing, The subway to Beijing South Station, and the bullet train to Tianjin . It takes about 3, 5 hours. You can find direct bus between Beijing Airport and Tainjin. It should take about 3, 5 hours but it frequently late. There is a metro station nearby. You can take metro Line 6 to reach the museum. You can also take Taxi to reach the museum. It is recommended to use the official Taxi stand and not to use any of the touts that offer taxi services.
There are toll roads in some parts of China. If you ride a taxi, you will be expected to pay the base fare of the taxi plus the toll fee.