Tianjin is a metropolis in North China and one of the five national central cities. It is located in Northern China along the coast of the Bohai Gulf. As a dual-core city, Tianjin is divided into the old city and the Binhai New Area. Tianjin is not a terrifically popular tourist destination. It is, however, the gateway to Beijing for cruise passengers.
Visitors to the Port of Tianjin should see the Huangyaguan section of the Great Wall of China. Originally built in the middle 6th Century AD, it has undergone repairs during the Ming Dynasty and again in 1985. This section of the Great Wall was the north entrance to Jinxian. Tianjin’s Old City is a wonderful historic area where visitors will be love the traditional charm of the buildings and the stories that accompany them.
Things to See & Do
* Hangyaguan section of the Great Wall of China
* Old City area
* Ancient Cultural Street
* Jinwan Square
* China House
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Chinese Yuan (CNY)
Language – Mandarin
Population – 12,938,300 approx
Land Area – 11,760 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 86
Port Location – The port of Tianjin is located approximately 30 km from central Tianjin.
Travel Links – Tianjin Binhai International Airport is only 15 km (9 mi) to the east of the urban area. A few international routes are available, including Hong Kong, Seoul, Nagoya and Kuala Lumpur.
Tianjin West Railway Station and Tianjin North Railway Station are also major railway stations in Tianjin. There is also Tanggu Railway Station is located in the important port area of Tanggu District, and TEDA Railway Station located in TEDA, to the north of Tanggu.
Important Visa Information
Australian and New Zealand passport holders staying on board or going ashore to visit any Chinese ports are required to obtain a single-entry Chinese visa (3 month validity) prior to travel. We recommend you include a copy of your itinerary with your application and confirm the expiration of the visa at the time of issue to ensure that it is valid for your stay in China. Visas cannot be issued upon the ship’s arrival. Please note that any passengers not in possession of a Chinese visa may be denied boarding or incur a fine.