Tianjin port city has numerous destinations, which will keep a visitor rapt with attention. The ancient city owing to it being ruled by a host of nations has a cosmopolitan legacy. The nations which shared Tianjin all made some or the other contribution for the development of the region and especially enriched it architecturally. Here one will hence find ancient Chinese temples, mosques and churches. Tianjin is now a rapidly growing modern city and a witness to the historic Chinese Revolution. Another pleasant reason to be in the city is the rich natural settings it enjoys.
The city is rightly called the 'building museum' as nine imperial
powers reigned here and left their legacy in the architecture of the
city. Wanghailou church, the site of the 1870 Tianjin massacre is
one place that ought to be visited for its rich architecture as well
as its historical importance. The Huangyaguan Great Wall popularly
known as the Great Wall of China is another attraction in Tianjin.
The Dule Temple is a living example of the rich historic past of
China. The temple is more than 1,000 years old and consists of
several grand structures. Here you can see the oldest wooden
multi-storied pavilion of China as well as the Kwan-yin statue, one
of the biggest clay structures preserved in China.
Tianjin also boasts of a Confucius temple dating back to the 15th
century. This happens to be the largest shrine in the city of
Tianjin. Palace of the Heavenly Goddess or Tianhou Gong was built in
the 1326 and is dedicated to Tianhou, the patroness of seafarers. It
is worth visiting this place, which is rich in ethnographic
collection. The French Church is the largest church of Tianjin city.
Built in early 20th century in the Neo-Romanesque style, the church
is adorned with beautiful frescoes. Water Park or Shuishang Gongyuan
is a beautiful and exciting place to be at, in Tianjin. Thirteen
islands and a lot of water surrounding them is what make the water
park. The water park is surrounded by lush green gardens and the
islands are all linked by a network of causeways and bridges.
Qinghzen Dasi or the Grand Mosque is located in North West Tianjin
and is made of wood. The mosque was built in 1644 and is a symbol of
the cosmopolitan culture of Tianjin. One place that is not to be
missed when in Tianjin is the Temple of Mercy or Dabei Yuan. It is
one of the best preserved temples of China. The old part of the
temple houses hundreds of bronze, iron, wooden and stone statues,
some of which date back to the 3rd century BC. The newly constructed
complex of the temple on the other hand serves as headquarters of
the local Buddhist museum.