Tianjin

  • Tianjin has been nicknamed the 'Shanghai of the North' due to the large French community that lived in the city.
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  • Tianjin is a large commercial city in China.
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  • Tianjin was in full expansion at the beginning of the 20th century and many foreign personalities came to settle here, such as Herbert Hoover.
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  • Tianjin is home to many large international companies.
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  • Tianjin is 100 miles from Beijing. It is very easy to get to by train.
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  • The largest drawbridge in Asia is located in Tianjin. It was inaugurated in 2009.
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  • The town of Tianjin (Tientsin) is located two and a half hours by bus and train to the south-east of Beijing. It is nicknamed the 'Shanghai of the North' due to influence from the abroad, notably the French. Some streets maintain the mark of this European presence. You also go to Tianjin for its famous antique market, which is open every day from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. The town is connected to Beijing ...
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination China

The town of Tianjin (Tientsin) is located two and a half hours by bus and train to the south-east of Beijing. It is nicknamed the 'Shanghai of the North' due to influence from the abroad, notably the French. Some streets maintain the mark of this European presence. You also go to Tianjin for its famous antique market, which is open every day from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. The town is connected to Beijing by one of China's rare motorways.

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