It certainly cannot beat nearby Beijing in terms of choices of food and historical sites and would be best visited as a day trip, max two days.
The people are very friendly as a whole although I met one or two rather unfriendly people, when I asked for directions, but I cannot be sure they are Tianjin locals anyway, so I think I should reserve judgment. Tianjin is rich in western architecture and the place is itself a kind of museum for that. Sadly, the Tianjin tourism board seems to be quite slack in promoting the place and injecting more energy into the place. The road from Nanjing Lu (at the Bin Jiang shopping district) going out into Heping Lu has a huge potential to rival Shanghai' Nanjing Lu (also the same name!!!), and it's a pity that the Tianjin Tourism Board did not capitalize on that. IMO, Tianjin is well poised to be the Pearl of Northern China, complementing Beijing very well.
Tianjin is a very pleasant city. It doesn't have any one specific "amazing" feature or attraction, it's just an overall nice place with a few things to see and do that will keep you busy and provide a nice change of scenery - especially if you're coming from a "Tier 1" city like Beijing or Shanghai.
It has all the ingredients of a big city but is just a bit more relaxed than those places.
It is a city which is about 30-minutes high-speed train ride to Beijing. Quite well developed and a few places to visit if you have the time to spare before continuing to Beijing or before catching your flight out
History in every block around downtown area. Well kept, cleaner than Beijing. Streets well organized.
Cheap and abundant transport (buses, subway). Most items cheaper than in Beijing.
there is a tour bus station located at gu wen hua je 20rmb per person which will bring you around Tianjin time 9am to 7pm unlimted ride
Tianjin is like most major cities in China but like Beijing, suffers from heavy industrial pollution
There is actually nothing much in Tianjin. My business partners have a hard time recommending interesting place.
Food wise is pretty economical, and you can have a nice meal at reasonable price. I tried their famous 狗不理包子 but found them not nice at all. I would not recommend. The air quality is bad. It is definitely not a place for holiday.
It is the third largest city in China. It has many international businesses and people. It is a lively city
The city is highly polluted(hazy throughout the day) with little/no cultural sights. Will not recommend visiting this city unless on business trip.
pretty polluted air all day long. Quiet city in the location of the hotel. SInce i did explore around i cannot tell much about Tianjin
Spent one night there just to watch a soccer match. Be careful with the taxi drivers. I was in a hurry to the stadium and the first cab I took really bent me over.
I looked for one outside the stadium, and finally got one to stop. I just wanted to get home so I didn't care when he quoted me whatever price and never started the meter. Probably paid double. I could have argued with them or whatever but I didn't have the time or energy. That rarely happens in Beijing, so if it's your first time keep an eye out for it as 2/2 taxi drivers I had were dodgy.
Nice city with skiing option at jixian international skiing centre. Tianjin Eye (ferry wheel) offers a good bird eye view of the whole city so worth a ride up there.
Good for couple days trip, go to ancient cultural street for shopping and try the street food, visit drum tower, Tianjin eye and Tianjin italian town.
A modern city which offer great entertainment and many shopping areas. Just a 30mins ride by bullet train from Beijing, no wonder a lot of Beijing people come here to dine and wine.
Winter is extreme cold and windy, but summer is good to walk along the river bank.
A very developed city. the place I went to was Tianjin Eco City for business. It is styled very much like Singapore.
Tianjin is a compact city and the places of attractions are easily reached. It is situated near to Beijing and travelers can use the high speed train to go to Beijing in approximately 1 hr.
Tianjin is a sea side city, near Beijing, and you will feel great if you go to the city Center. the surrounding area is only a factory area, and living.
The weather is only fel good in Summer time, and always have the sand storm form the north west.
Lots of old building with hundreds years history and some were musuem that u could dine in them. Good food
It is a nice city, big city but not as crowded as Beijing. It has a lof of amazing architecture, western and eastern.
The ferris wheel and the boat sightseeing are a must go places
not to miss TIANJIN's central pedestrian mall-BINJIANG DAO, , ancient ciltural street, NANSHI food street,HAIHE RIVER with beautiful bridges and statues/sculptures,FIVE Ave, Tianjin TV & Radio Tower,CHINA HOUSE
A city with few splendid attractions. Getting around in the city with cabs is a BIG challenge as drivers tend to pick customers and refuse to pick at meal hours.
Hiostory and culture. The different European settlements and their architecture. Italian, British, Spanish, Russian and all other buildings and structures on different European styles
The city is famous for delicious food. Nanshi food street and Goubuli are mostly for tourists but not popular among the local people.
You can ask the local for the good restaurants. Bingjiang Street is a good shopping place. If you can understand mandarin, you should go to Mingliu Tea House to listen to the cross talk show. It's great.
Due to FX Tianjin Station Hotel's convenient location, we were able to walk (enjoy) to eating places, markets, various shops, street vendors, rail way station and bus stops.
Tianjin is a beautiful place. With the MRT is easy to travel within city. People are friendly. The famous gou buli bun must try, it taste good.
One can reach Beijing in 30 minutes by the high speed train. Can spend a day trip to Beijing shopping. Overall Tianjin is nice place to visit.
Tianjin is a modern city, roads are wide. Traffic not congested and good transportation. Easy to get around.
People are friendly. The South Train station is a bit of far from the city and not many taxi going there.
Nothing much, stay for 1 or 2 nights is enough. Former Puyi Residence (Jing Yuan): was OK if you are into history, be sure to watch the free video aired at the right section of the residence.
Eye of Tianjin (Ferris Wheel) : Expensive and the view i think is average at best.
There is a lot of History in Tianjin. It is a quickly growing, flourishing city. It's not the greatest spot for site-seeing but there are some fantastic hidden gems for the adventurous soul to search-out.
First time visited Tianjin. Not much places to visit, we visited The Eye of Tianjin only and the shopping malls nearby our hotel.
Public transport is good. Quite difficult to search for good food (muslim food) Hotel value for money.