Tourist Attractions in Tianjin

Tianta Lake Scenic Area
The only tower in the world that stands in water, the Tianjin Radio and TV Tower (also known as ‘Tianta Tower’) is combines tourist sites, restaurants and entertainment with broadcasting and television.

The ‘Five Avenue’ Scenic Area
The ‘Five Avenue’ Area gets its name from the five roads that run east to west: Machang Street, Munan Street, Dali Street, Chongqing Street and Chengdu Street. Along these roads stand some 2,000 buildings with courtyards and gardens. Built in the 1920s and 1930s, they represent different European architectural styles. Of the 2000, more than 300 were built for celebrities.

The Five Avenue Area is a veritable ‘World Architecture Museum’ worth many visits.

The Ancient Cultural Street and the Heavenly Queen Palace
The city of Tianjin grew around the Ancient Cultural Street. It is now a commercial center, famous for shops selling paintings, root carvings, jades and rare rocks; restaurants; hotels; recreation and health clubs.

The Ancient Cultural Street is also the address of the Heavenly Queen Palace, otherwise known as the Goddess Palace. It is the oldest architectural complex in Tianjin and has been converted into the Tianjin Museum of Folk Customs. On the 23rd day of the third lunar month every year, the birthday of the Heavenly Queen is celebrated here with traditional drama and fanfare involving land boats and dragon lanterns.

Shi Family Courtyard
Built in 1875, the Shi Family Courtyard (In the ancient town of Yangliuqing) is widely regarded as the finest mansion in North China. The mansion represents the architectural style of the late Qing Dynasty and has the largest opera house in North China. Today the complex serves as a museum of Yangliuqing culture with unusual displays of New Year pictures, painted clay figurines by Zhang, brick carvings and other handicrafts and arts.

Dagu Fort
If Tianjin is the gateway to Beijing, then the Dagu Fort is the gateway to Tianjin. The fort, 60 km southeast of Tianjin, was built in 1816 to protect Beijing against foreign invasions.

The three existing forts – Wei, Zhen and Hai, – are not just national monuments under state protection, but symbols of patriotism. Don’t miss the museum at Dagu Fort.

Memorial Hall of Zhou Enlai and Deng Yingchao
The Memorial Hall was opened to the public on the eve of Zhou Enlai’s birth centenary on February 28, 1998. The complex is made up of the Preface Hall, the Biography Hall, the Hall of Letters, the Hall of Artistic Objects, the Film and TV Hall, the VIP Hall, the Hall of Books and Data, the Cultural Relics Warehouse and the Document Research Center.

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Panshan Mountain Scenic Area
The finest mountain east of Beijing is known for its forest expanse, 72 temples, 13 pagodas, five peaks and many spectacular lakes and rocks. Visited by emperors, princes and scholars for centuries, the mountain is now a public attraction with five scenic zones and 30 cultural, historical and geographical sites.

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