Tianjin is one of the ancient cities of China that boasts of a cosmopolitan cultural legacy. The word Tianjin literally means 'the place where the emperor crossed the river'. The city boasts of splendid historical background with many of the Chinese rulers ruling over the city and then later it being invaded and ruled by a host of countries including Italy, France, Russia, Germany, Great Britain, Belgium, Austria and Japan. The city is located on the northern end of the Great Canal of China, which connects with the Huang He and Yangtze Rivers.
One of the four municipalities in China, Tianjin is one of the six
co-host cities of the Beijing Olympics 2008. The city will be
hosting the football preliminary matches. Tianjin is the gateway to
the capital of People's Republic of China and is merely an hour away
by train from Beijing. The Tianjin Olympic center is situated to the
southwest of the city's downtown area. It consists of three sections
- the competition section, the comprehensive section and the
accommodation section. The Olympics football preliminaries will be
held in the city at the Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium. The
six-floor stadium has a seating capacity of 60,000 people. The
stadium will also take care of the entertainment, shopping and
exercising needs as it will have facilities like marketplace,
exhibition hall, gym and conference hall.
Tianjin is the largest sea port of northern China and being merely
120 km away from Beijing shares a similar kind of climate with the
capital city. Tianjin has increasingly been growing in importance as
an international trade centre and tourist destination. The city
lately has seen a rise in the tourist population both from within
and outside China. Tianjin can also be reached without much of a
hassle owing to its proximity with Beijing and the presence of
Tianjin Binhai International Airport. The port city also has several
international and domestic sea routes, which can be used to reach
the city. Tianjin is a pleasant place to spend your vacations at and
visiting the city, while it co-hosts the Beijing Olympics 2008, is
an even better time to be in the city.
The city of Tianjin literally means 'the place where the emperor crossed the river'. Know all about Tianjin here, which is also one of the six co-host cities for the Beijing Olympic Games.