What to Do in Tianjin & Tianjin Activities

Tianjin, just 120 km away from Beijing, is the best choice to visit before or after your Beijing trip.

Tianjin is a good example of a mixture of Chinese and Western features. Its historic European-style architecture, ancient Chinese cultural streets, beautiful coastline and picturesque mountain views show many aspects of Tianjin. The top 12 attractions in Tianjin, known as Jinmen Shijing, will give you some ideas about what to see in Tianjin. Besides, our featured activities will take you to appreciate Tianjin like a local.

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Cruise on Haihe River

Cruise on Haihe River

As the Mother River and symbol of Tianjin, the 72-kilometer long river runs through Tianjin toward Bohai Sea. It will offer you some exciting moments to take a boat on Haihe River.

Now, it operates three sightseeing cruise routes with three ferry terminals - Ancient Cultural Street Terminal, Dabei Temple Teminal, and Tianjin Railway Station Terminal. The cruises are available during 09:00-16:30 at daytime; while 19:30-20:30 at night from April to October. Along the river, visitors could view 8 bridges and 10 attractions like Yongle Bridge, Eye of Tianjin, Shizilin Bridge, Haihe River Waterfront Terrace, Beian Bridge, Jinwan Plaza, and Liberation Bridge, Dagu Bridge etc.

Hike on Huangyaguan Great Wall

Hike on Huangyaguan Great Wall

Huangyaguan Great Wall is situated in the mountain area in Jizhou, Tianjin. It was originally built over 1400 years ago in the Northern Qi Dynasty and reinforced with brick walls in the Ming Dynasty (A.D. 1368 - 1644). The Huangyaguan Great Wall connects the Malanguan Pass in Hebei in the east and the General Pass in Beijing in the west with a total length of 42km.

Hiking the wall will be the most recommended activities here. Visitors could hike only at Huangyaguan Pass or Taipingzhai (for 1 hour); or you can hike from Tiapingzhai to Huangyaguan Pass (for 2 hours). The Great Wall International Marathon is held on the third Saturday of May every year. Travelers could take different marathon races like a male and female marathon, a half marathon, a 5-kilometer marathon and 10-kilometer marathon.

Taste Tianjin Local Snacks or Food

Taste Tianjin Local Snacks and Food

Recommended Place: Nanshi Food Street

Tianjin cuisine is renowned throughout China, and not only the traditional Tianjin snacks, but also cuisines from other regions of China can be found. Nanshi Food Street is fairy a good place to sample these cross-cultural Chinese dishes.

The specialties include Goubuli Steamed Stuffed Bun (Boubuli Baozi), Ear-Hole Fried Cake (Erduoyan Zhagao), Fried Dough Twist (Ma Hua), Cao’s Donkey Meet, Chatang, Pancake Rolled with Yau Char Kwai (Jianbing Guozi) etc.

Appreciate Different Architectures in Tianjin

Appreciate Different Architectures in Tianjin

Recommended Place: Five Great Avenues, North Jiefang Road Financial Street, Italian Style Street

Tianjin is an open city blended with Western and Eastern architecture styles. North Jiefang Road Financial Street is called the “Wall Street in the East”. Located in the former British concession district, it has over ten revamped European buildings of over 100 years old. While, Five Great Avenues has 230 European-style buildings as well as over 50 houses lived by celebrities. And in Tianjin Italian Street, the romantic layout will make you feel that you are in the hometown of Marco Polo's.

Recommended Tianjin Tours

Top 3 Tianjin tours chosen by most customers to explore Tianjin in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Huangyaguan Great Wall
2 Days Tianjin Huangyaguan Great Wall Tour


The majestic Temple of Heaven in Beijing
3 Days Beijing Round Trip Highlights Tour from Tianjin Cruise Port

Tianjin International Cruise Port - Beijing - Tianjin City - Tianjin International Cruise Port

Magnificent Jinshanling Great Wall landscape in the morning
4 Days Beijing Great Wall Plus Tour from Tianjin Cruise Port

Tianjin International Cruise Port - Beijing - Tianjin City - Tianjin International Cruise Port

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