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Top 10 Historical Attractions in Tianjin - Tracing History through Architecture

Tianjin is one of the busiest cities in Northern China and is a political and economic hub. It is a place visited by many a business traveller, though it holds more than mere office buildings.


Shi Courtyard

If you were to visit Shi Courtyard, you would see that the luxurious comfort offered at places like Somerset International Building Tianjin has been a historical constant. The former residence of one of the sons of Shi Wancheng, the Courtyard belongs to one of the most powerful families in Tianjin. It was built during the late 1800s and is a popular shooting location for numerous Chinese historical dramas.


Mount Panshan

Rich in history and culture, Mount Panshan is located a little away from the heart of the city and its filled with multiple Tianjin corporate housing. It is a popular getaway point for the people of the city and boasts of lush hills and forests. It definitely makes for a great escape spot from the unending hustle and bustle of the metropolitan.


Eastern Qing Tombs

These tombs are the largest collection of tombs to be found in the entirety of China. They are a part of a sacred burial grounds belonging to the Qing Dynasty. Those laid to rest at the grounds include emperors, empresses, as well as the imperial concubines.


Huangyahuan Great Wall

This Great Wall was built in 557AD and then rebuilt in 1985. The wall is built on a cliff that is yellow, which gives it its name. The Min Dynasty is responsible for most of the work you see today, from the towers to drain holes, to barracks.


Tianjin TV tower

Called "Tian Ta" in short, the TV tower stands above water making it one of the best places to catch a view of the city. It is the fourth tallest tower in the world and was built in 1991.


Dagu Fort

Tianjin has been one of the most important entry points to Beijing in the past. The Dagu Fort located by the Hai River estuary in Tianjin has therefore served as a gatekeeper in the days of yore. Built by the Ming Dynasty, the Fort was originally constructed to keep the Japanese pirates away from the main city.


Tianhou Palace

Although named Tianhou Palace, it is the most famous Taoist temple to be found in the city. The place of worship is dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea and was built during the Yuan Dynasty in 1326.


The Porcelain House

Once a residence, the Porcelain House is a colonial building harking back to the time of French colonization. The building has since then been converted to a museum, though the old architectural features are still intact.


Dule Temple

Dule Temple is also known as the Solitary Joy Temple and was built during the Tang Dynasty. The temple is a perfect example of ancient Chinese architecture and is a true masterpiece of wooden architecture.


Ancient Cultural Street

A must visit when in Tianjin, the street is a national touring site. It is divided into two main parts, the North Palace Street and the South Palace Steey while the Mazu Temple can be found at the middle of the street. All the buildings boast of influence form both the Ming Qing Dynasties.