Maritime Tourist Attractions in Tianjin
As travel destinations in China go, Tianjin is a great place to visit. There is a lot of history, culture, and of course, the ocean, to enjoy in this city. Considered one of the top cities of China, Tianjin is now a modern financial epicentre of the nation. We take a look at some of the top maritime tourist attractions in Tianjin.
Running through the centre of Tianjin, and an icon symbol of the city, is the 72 kilometre long Haihe River. There are 21 bridges that run over this river throughout the city, each one unique. Together they form a distinguishing bridge culture that is fascinating to see. If you are enjoying the city by night, be sure to stop by the Yongle Bridge and enjoy the view of the Tianjin Eye, an iconic Ferris Wheel which is lit up beautifully at night. This river, as rivers do, runs out to the Bohai Sea.
Tianjin’s Binhai/Taida Aircraft Carrier Theme Park
The Taida Aircraft Carrier Theme Park is one of the city’s 4A level tourist destinations and integrates marine military culture as well as Russian culture. The Kiev, a retired aircraft carrier from the Russian Navy, is one of the park’s most popular exhibitions. The theme park element is a fun change and makes it a great place to take the kids, while still being able to learn about some of Tianjin’s maritime history.
The National Maritime Museum of China
The National Maritime Museum of China has recently been completed and only opened in 2019, but it certainly well worth a visit. Designed by Cox Rayner Architects, it has won the ‘World’s Best Future Projects Competition Entry’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2013.
The architecture is amazing, and visitors will learn about and celebrate China’s maritime achievements, as well as get an in-depth look at the country’s maritime history. The Museum itself is made up of five hall structures that all look out onto the port harbour, making the building that much more appealing to maritime-lovers. In front of the museum is the ‘Maritime Plaza’ which houses a maritime botanic garden and a fishing and crafts village for visitors to enjoy.
Dongjiang Bay Man-made Beach
Located in the southeast tourism and leisure zone of Dongjiang Port Area, Tianjin Port, is Dongjiang Bay Beach. This beach is man-made and has been divided into an aquatic entertainment area, swimming area, water sports and leisure centre and a water leisure and recreation area. This is a popular destination for both tourists and locals, any many people travel from Beijing to enjoy some time in the sand and sea. There are also restaurants and hotels in the area for those who chose to dine and stay in the area.
With so much to see and do around Tianjin Port, we’d definitely suggest adding this to your bucket list.
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