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Tianjin
Beijing’s Twin city and it is one of the fastest-growing cities in China.
Tianjin Transportation

Airport code: TSN
Location: Tianjin Binhai International Airport is located in Zhanggui Zhuang, Dongli District, about 13 kilometers (about 8 miles) away from the downtown area.
Brief Intro: As the second largest airport in northern China, ranking only after the Capital International Airport in Beijing, it is 400,000 square meters (about 99 acres) with a parking apron that can admit 40 airplanes at the same time. At present Binhai International Airport has 39 domestic and international airlines, reaching Shanghai, Xian, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Seoul, and so on.
Airport Transportation: City-bus, Taxi and transportation to Beijing, Airport Shuttle Bus 

At present, there are four subway lines in operation in the city, Line 1, Line 2, Line 3 and Line 9. In terms of the city's further plan, there will be other 12 lines constructed, all of which could cover the thirteen districts of the city.
 Line 1: Liuyuan ⇔ Shuanglin
 Line 2: Caozhuang ⇔ Tianjin Airport Economic Area
 Line 3: Xiaodian ⇔ Hi-Tech Industrial Zone
 Line 9: Railway Station ⇔ Donghai Road

* Tianjin Light Rail, namely Jin Bin Mass Transit, is the east section of subway line 9. It supplies a rapid transit between the city's urban area and the Binhai new area. From Zhongshanmen station in downtown area, it takes 46 minutes for passengers to reach Binhai area.

Generally speaking, the taxi service in the city can meet all of your needs. You can easily find taxies with marks of Xiali, Santana, Jetta or others at or around airport, railway station, hotels and tourist attractions.

The flat rate fare is CNY8 for all taxi types; while the distance surcharge varies from CNY1.5–2 per additional kilometer according to the make of taxi. If the taxi stops altogether for five minutes, for any reason, you will have to pay a surcharge equivalent to the distance surcharge for each additional kilometer. On the condition that you know the distance to your destination you can bargain with the driver and most probably save some money.

Tianjin city-bus system consists of school bus routes, special sight-seeing routes and regular routes which include inner city and suburban lines. If you take an inner city bus route, you will pay CNY1 for twelve kilometers (about 7.5 miles) or less and CNY1.5 for more. If you take a suburb line you have to pay CNY1 for the first ten kilometers (about 6.2 miles) and CNY0.5 for each extra five kilometers (about 3.1 miles)

 

Tianjin Weather

Located near Beijing, Tianjin's weather is similarly characterized by four distinct seasons – dry and windy springs, hot and rainy summers, cool and pleasant autumns, dry and cold winters. Like most cities in northern China, July tends to be the hottest month, during which the average temperature can reach 26 °C (79 °F) or even higher, while January is the coldest with an average temperature of -4 °C (25 °F).

The natural scenes are most beautiful in spring and autumn, when the weather is at its most stable and agreeable. It is strongly recommended to visit in spring and autumn.

Tianjin Cuisine

Goubuli means the infant of a restaurateur; while Baozi means steamed stuffed bun. Goubuli Baozi has more than 150 years of history. It is not an exaggeration to say that Goubuli Baozi is a food calling card of Tianjin. Now its chain restaurants can be found in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and other cities in China as well as cities in America, Japan and Korea.

Shiba Jie Mahua is sweet-smelling and crispy. It won't go bad even being stored for several months.

Tianjin Attractions

Tianjin is a good choice as a travel destination. With its cool sea breeze and fresh sea air you will definitely feel refreshed. Historical relics, natural scenery, temples, churches, assembly halls and commemorative sites of the Chinese revolution will illuminate the city's past, present and future. The city is also 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, a real feast for the eye!

Like a beautiful painting, Haihe River makes the city as charming as that seen in your imagination. In addition, Haihe River Park and Wanghailou Church enhance Haihe River's beauty in great deal. You shouldn't miss the very appealing Haihe River at night as it surely will not disappoint you.

 

Useful Tools in Tianjin

All the local hospitals in Tianjin are open to international students. Students with minor illness can go to schools' clinic for help. If you are badly ill, you can see a doctor in any of the local hospitals.

Tips for seeing a doctor in the local hospitals.
Process:

  1. Bring your passport, then fill in a form in the hospital which contains your name (English name or Chinese name), date of birth and contact person in China (name and contact)
  2. Register with a doctor
  3. Waiting at the corresponding section
  4. Seeing the doctor