Tianjin’s historical relics, natural scenery, temples, churches, assembly halls and commemorative sites of the Chinese revolution illuminate its past, present, and future. The city has also been honored as “Building Museum” as it was occupied by nine imperial powers before the founding of the new China, leaving behind many buildings with extraordinary and exotic architectural styles which are feast for the eyes.
Ancient Cultural Street and Heavenly Queen Palace
Dubbed the birthplace of Tianjin, the Ancient Cultural Street is an all-in-one location for sightseeing, shopping, restaurants, hotels, recreation and health centers. Here visitors can enjoy tea, check out paintings, root carvings, jades and rare rocks.
The Heavenly Queen Palace, commonly known as Goddess Palace, is also located on Ancient Cultural Street. As the oldest architectural complex in Tianjin, it is now the Tianjin Museum of Folk Customs. On the 23rd day of the third lunar month each year, the birthday of the Heavenly Queen is celebrated on this street, including some folk activities, such as land boats, dramas and dragon lanterns.
The ruins of Dagukou Forts are national historical monuments under state jurisdiction and have become a patriotic education base for the local government. Situated on the southern and northern banks of the Haihe River close to the sea, the three existing forts are Wei, Zhen and Hai, respectively.
Tianta Lake Scenic Area
The Tianjin Radio and TV Tower (also known as Tianta Tower) is the main architectural structure in the Tianta Lake Scenic Area and the only tower on water in the world, that fuses broadcasting and television with opportunities to sightseeing, dine, and be entertained.
Five-road Scenic Area
Machang, Munan, Oali, Chongqing and Chengdu make up the five roads which has 2,000 garden-like buildings of various architectural styles built in the 1920’s and 1930’s. More than 300 of the buildings were built for celebrities with special features earning it the name “World Architecture Museum.” This scenic area is the first destination for tourists to appreciate the influence of the European continent in Tianjin.
Panshan Mountain Scenic Area
Known as the No. 1 Mountain East of Beijing, the Panshan Mountain is famous for its quiet forests, ancient temples, elegant lakes, five peaks, and eight rocks. Historically, there were 72 temples, 13 pagodas and towers in the mountain attracting emperors, princes, officials and scholars. It is famous for its quiet forests, ancient temples, fantastic peaks, elegant lakes, five peaks and eight rocks. In history, there were 72 temples and 13 pagodas and towers in the mountain, which attracted lots of emperors, princes, officials and scholars. Now five major scenic zones and 30 tourist attractions in the mountain have been restored and opened to the public.