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5 Great Places to Visit in Tianjin – A Coastal Metropolis

Bordering the west coast of the Bohai Gulf lies Tianjin, the picturesque city of Northern China. The impressive cultural background and proximity to the sea make Tianjin a great place to visit.

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The Tianjin Binhai Library

Tianjin Library is where every book lover's dreams come true. Spanning across five levels and 33,700 square metres, it has enough space to store 1.2 million books. Nicknamed the eye, this massive library of Tianjin is constructed by a Dutch architecture firm called MVRDV and the Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute. The place even has a gigantic globe in the midst of the building with a built-in auditorium. The many angles and curves of the white-washed interior stimulate activities like reading and discussing, and it is one of the many fascinating places to visit in Tianjin.

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The Tianjin Eye Bridge

Also known as the "eye" of Tianjin, the mesmerising Ferris wheel built above the Yongle Bridge, rotates day and night, offering its many visitors a panoramic view of the city. The electrically powered construction has the capacity to hold 384 passengers per rotation, which takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. With Hai river flowing beyond, the Tianjin Eye offers breathtakingly beautiful views of the surroundings for its many visitors. It is a distinctive landmark of Tianjin that adds a charming aspect to the city.

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The Tianjin Italian Style Street

The Italian Style Street in Tianjin is perfect for the traveller who adores Italy and its characteristic buildings and sculptures. Located in Hebei district of Tianjin, it captures the essence of contemporary Italy with the walls and streets that seem to hum the very poetic verses that one hears in Rome. It is the perfect place in China to experience a sliver of beauty belonging to one of the most romantic countries in the world.

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Tianjin Nanshi Cuisine Street

Built in 1984, the Cuisine Street of Tianjin is one of the busiest places in the area. It houses more than a hundred shops that pride themselves in culinary delicacies that are flown in from various regions of China. For those who would love to indulge in the unique Chinese flavours, the Chinese food street offers some of the greatest choices in the country. The place is particularly famous for its street food as a result of being located near the sea.

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Tianjin Antique Market

Being one of the biggest antique distributing markets in China, the Tianjin Antique Market boasts of an extensive collection of antique varieties that would scintillate the vintage persona in you. With over 300 stalls and booths that exude the ancient charm is a paradise for the many antique collectors travelling in China. The shops showcase an array of porcelain, silverware, paintings and many other cultural memorabilia that captivates the eye. The alluring antique hub of China lies closer to many a Tianjin Hotel

in the area. One such place is Pan Pacific Tianjin that would provide you quick access to an enchanting evening stroll through this antique world.