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China is known as a technological marvel in the world, and its excellence depicts in its monuments, museums, and structures which are a perfect blend of architectural finesse and technological outlay. With a sprawling floor space of 31,400 square meters, the newly introduced museum, Tianjin Museum, stands as an impressive masterpiece for the city. Considered to be China's second largest building, the exteriors and interiors of the museum will amaze you with their grandeur and richness. Consisting of a three-story structure which comes enclosed under a giant shell it resembles a beautiful swan emerging from an egg. This enclosure is walled on one side by a transparent glass giving it a unique touch of architecture par excellence. Proudly housing a huge collection of nearly one lakh and fifty thousand objects in its galleries, the museum is a sight to droll over at night. Admire the various artworks of the museum which cover two floors with its objects and displays. Among its various exhibits, the highlight of the museum gets stuck on the Exhibition of Treasures of the Tianjin Museum which finds its place on the second floor of the building. Consisting of a total of 106 pieces, out of which the exhibition holds around ninety Grade One National Treasures which are bestowed as the highest category of culturally importance relics. It showcases the tireless efforts of the collectors and museum donors who have contributed immensely to the preservation of China's cultural tradition over many centuries. Embrace a terrific collection of classic paintings, outstanding calligraphy, delicately carved ceramics, and inkstones which formed a part of former Tianjin Art Museum and the Tianjin Historical Museum. The top floor of the museum is devoted to the displays concerning and representing the rich history of Tianjin from the time of its origin till date.
Tianjin will amaze you with its designing excellence and innovative ideas which are beyond words could even explain. One such marvelous attraction of the city residing in its heart is the iconic Tianjin Eye, also popularly known as the Tientsin Eye. Glorifying the Yongle Bridge, the structure stands tall with a height of 120-meters, it makes the waters of Hai River even more mystifying. Its construction began in late 2017, and it was unveiled for public display in April 2008. This giant Ferris wheel is electrically powered and is equipped with forty-eight passenger carrying enclosures, each capable of carrying a minimum of eight passengers. A thirty minutes journey of one complete rotation of the giant wheel embraces its visitors with a lifetime memory of the cherishable journey. Taking pride for being the only one-of-its-kind wheel built over a bridge, in the entire world, this majestic neon wheel will make you fall in love with itself. Spinning the little nods almost four hundred feet above the rushing waters of the Hai River, it gives its visitors a unique experience to wave at the boats moving on the river or the passer-bys' who are traveling on the bridge road.
Be a part of the hustle and bustle of the local daily routine of the people of Tianjin through the Marco Polo Square of the city. Located in the Hebei District of Tianjin, the square is a popular spot for the locals as well as the tourists. Adorning the beautiful Italian-style street area of the city, the square opened its doors for the public in the year 1902, and since then it has continued to be the center of attraction of the town. Serving the place as the only Italian concession in modern China and the only concession in Italy, the plaza is part and parcel of the lives of commoners inhabiting Tianjin. Sprawling over a massive land area of 771-acres, the marketplace lies adjacent to Haihe River. As you step in at the grounds of the marketplace, you will be welcomed by the Goddess of Peace sculpture which finds its place at the center of the place. Built to commemorate the victory of World War I, the iconic sculpture is a magnificent masterpiece of renowned sculptor Giuseppe Boni. With a height of 13.6 meters, the sculpture is made of granite and symbolizes the eternal theme of friendship and peace. The entire structure comprises of a fountain pool along with a pedestal which is decorated with four European figures, along with the bronze statue of the goddess of peace flying with wings at the top of the structure. An olive branch in the hands of the deity looks alluring, and the entire texture lies in perfect sync with the Italian style design. Along with this sculpture the plaza also owns six other typical villas depicting the Mediterranean culture and style.
Mystifying, historical, impressive, culturally-rich, surreal, exquisite- all these adjectives point towards the alluring city of Tianjin in China. Treat yourself with a fascinating trip to the port of Tianjin on your next vacation and spend quality time with yourself here. Sweep into the illustrious and impressive architecture which depicts through the museums, monuments, and buildings of the city. Find yourself lost in the stunning gardens, buzzing squares and plazas, and shimmering restaurants and cafes which give the city a sense of life. With a pleasant river promenade and an array of classic examples of European-flavored neighborhoods, Tianjin welcomes its visitors to embrace its charm. Spend some hours walking in the interesting galleries of the Tianjin Museum, visualizing some of the world's best artworks therein or try finding peace in the pristine vicinity of Tianhou Temple. Experience the cultural heritage of the city by paying a visit to the colorful and full-of-life squares and markets of the city.
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How To Get Around?
Tianjin has a well-developed transportation system which comprises of buses, trams, metro, taxis, and cabs.
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Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Tianjin is in spring and autumn especially during late March through May or September to mid-October. Weather is at its best during these months offering a perfect setup for exploration.
Currency is Renminbi.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, transportation is easy, and you can find anything on this site.
How To Get There?
You can reach Tianjin by air using the Tianjin Binhai International Airport which has connecting flights to the regional cities along with a few international destinations like Hong Kong, Seoul and more. You can use railways for traveling via the Tianjin Railway Station. Many long-distance direct buses run between Tianjin and other Chinese cities. If you are traveling from Dalian or Incheon in South Korea, then you can easily opt for a boat ride to the town.
Follow all the rules and regulation of the city. Littering waste on the streets is strictly prohibited.