About Tianjin Travel

Introduction:To the east of Tianjin is the Bohai Sea and not far to the west is Beijing. It covers an area of 11,300 square kilometers and there are 13 districts and five counties under its jurisdict..

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Tianjin Introduction

To the east of Tianjin is the Bohai Sea and not far to the west is Beijing. It covers an area of 11,300 square kilometers and there are 13 districts and five counties under its jurisdiction. The total population is 9.52 million.

Tianjin is o­ne of the four municipal cities under the jurisdiction of the Chinese central government and is the largest industrial and port in north China.

Tianjin became a city centered o­n trade with docks and land transportation and important coastal defenses during the Ming and Qing dynasties. After the end of the Second Opium War in 1860, Tianjin became a trading port and nine countries, o­ne after the other, established concessions in the city. Historical changes in past 600 years have made Tianjin an unique city with a mixture of ancient and modem in both Chinese and Western styles. After China implemented its reforms and open policies, Tianjin became o­ne of the first coastal cities to open to the outside world. Since then it has developed rapidly and become a bright pearl by the Bohai Sea.


Tianjin Traffic

Tianjin Airport
Tianjin Binhai International airport is located in the Zhangguizhuang, Dongli District, Tianjin, 13 km from the city proper. Tianjin Binhai International Airport is rated as o­ne of the State first-class aviation ports. It has a 4D-class runway, 3,200 meters long and 50 meters wide, and is able to accommodate various Boeing airplanes including 747-400 for landing and taking off. With the annual designed capacity of handling 90,000 airplanes landing or taking off. The waiting building has an annual handling capacity of 2 million passengers. Its parking apron covers 350,000 square meters and is able to accommodate 30 large and medium-sized airplanes. A parking area, covering 20,000 square meters, has been completed recently. The airport now opens more than 30 domestic and international airlines, with 266 scheduled flights every week. Tianjin Binhai International airport is the largest cargo transport center in China. The countries that have established international chartered plane business ties with Tianjin Airport include: Japan, Malaysia, Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. The airport opens domestic air lines to Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dali, Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Haikou, Harbin, Huangshan, Kunming, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shantou, Shenzhen, Simao, Taiyuan, Urumqi, Wenzhou, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi'an, Lijiang, Xishuangbanna, Zhengzhou, Hong kong, Seoul of Republic of Korea, Nagoya and Osaka of Japan, Kiev of Ukraine and New Siberia of Russia.

Railway Station
Tianjin has four railway stations for passenger transport, the largest being Tianjin station. The station, located in the city center to the east side of Jiefang Bridge spanning over the Haihe River, handles both passenger and cargo transport. It can accommodate 10,000 passengers waiting for trains at the same time, handling 126 passenger trains and 62 cargo trains. There are many trains starting from Tianjin Station and via Tianjin, bounding to Beijing, Shijiazhuang, Guangzhou, Xi'an, Shanghai, Nanjing, Harbin, Hongkong, Kow loon and other 32 cities. Besides the Tianjin Station, there are the North, West and South stations. The North Station situated in Hebei District, links up the Beijing-Harbin and Beijing-Shanghai trunk railways. The West Station lies in the northern tip of the Jinpu Railway, Handling the passenger transport from Beijing to Shanghai. The South Station, located in the Hedong District, is a cargo transport station. The tourist trains include: Tianjin-Beijing, Tianjin-Chengde, Tianjin-Jixian and Tianjing-Tai'an lines.

The Beijing-Tianjin-Tanggu Expressway is a State key construction project. It starts in the west from the Southeast Fourth Ring Road, Beijing and goes eastward to the Hebei Road, Tanggu District of Tianjin. With a total length of 142.69 km, the section running through the territory of Tianjin is 100.85 km. There are 43 bridges and six butterfly-type overpasses spanning the Tianjin section of the expressway. There are six exits, that is, Yangcun Station, Yixingbu Station, Jinzhong Rd. Station, Tianjin Airport Station, Tianjin Tanggu Station, Tianjin Junlian gcheng Station (unopened). The expressway has four lanes and overpasses. Traffic entrance and exit are under control. The expressway has complete service facilities, and advanced monitoring system.

Tianjin Subway
Tianjin's subway was formally opened to traffic in 1984, and it stretches 7.4 km so far. There are eight stations along the line: xinhualu Station, Yingkoudao station, Anshandao Station, Haiguangsi Station, Erweilu Station, Xinanjiao Station, Xibeijiao Station and Xizhan station. It takes 12 minutes to run through the whole course. The business hours from 5:30 am-22:30 pm. Since form ally opening to the public, its daily average passenger transport capacity has reached 30,000, totaling 10 million a year. Tianjin is the second city following Beijing to open subways. The expansion project is under construction. It will extend from Xinhualu, via Xiaobailou, Tucheng and Fuxingmen, to Tianjin College of Finance and Economics, totaling 10.24 km.
Sketch Map for Tianjin Subway
There are 32,000 taxis running in the city. So far, these taxis are mainly produced by Tianjin, including Xiali cars and Daihatsu mini buses. Some of them are Santana, Red Flag and Toyota cars. Round-the-clock taxi service is available at airport, railway stations, various hotels and tourist attractions. Service fees are charged according to miles of running, and different car models. Fees are varied from 1-2 yuan/km, with 7-10 km as a starting price. o­n the top of a car is a sign lamp reading TAXI. Above the gauge unit inside the car is a passenger transport certificate and security certificate issued by concerned departments. Driver's chest card has the contents of a photo, name, unit, and telephone number, Passenger transport supervision telephone 23360004 is printed inside the car.


Tianjin Festivals

Tianjin is not o­nly a noted historical and cultural city in China, but also o­ne of the birthplaces of culture and art in north China. Nankai University and Tianjin University in Tianjin have occupied an important place in the Chinese. History of education the city boasts of many noted educators, writers, calligraphers, melodies, singers and folk artists who have enjoyed high reputation across the country. Tianjin is also the home of quyi (Chinese folk art forms, including ballad singing, story telling, comic dialogues, clapper talks, cross talks, etc.) in north China, and various performing arts are complete in range. Folk arts and crafts such as Yangliuqing New Year pictures, painted clay figurines, kites and carpets have enjoyed high reputation both at home and abroad

Tianjin Service Telephones

Tianjin consumer complaint hotline: 022-12315

Tianjin Tourism Bureau Tel: 022-8359093

Tianjin Quality Supervision Bureau Tel: 022-12365

Tianjin Trade and Industry, Tel: 022-12315

Tianjin Public Security Bureau Tel: 022-23315131

Tianjin Consumers Association TEL: 022-24450315

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