1 Day Tianjin private walking day tour

Sitting at the junction of multiple rivers, Tianjin is an industrious port city with a history dating back to the dawn of Chinese civilization. Its multicultural neighborhoods, unique attractions, and impressive museums make the city a great location to enjoy a full private tour your own private guide. Travel on an air-conditioned vehicle to visit North Jiefang Road Financial Street, the Five-Avenue Area,Jing Garden,Ancient Cultural Street,Tianjin TV Tower and Mansion of Family Shi​.No time-wasting, friendly-oriented, well-arranged, and absolutely the first choice for a trip to Tianjin.

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    Day 1 Tianjin           

    North Jiefang Road Financial Street-The Five-Avenue Area-Jing Garden-Ancient Cultural Street-Tianjin TV Tower-Mansion of Family Shi

        Your day starts at the Beijing Railway Station after being picked up from the hotel to get on a bullet train heading to Tianjin. Accompanied by the guide, start your tour from the North Jiefang Road Financial Street; once nicknamed as the"Wall Street in the East" with over ten revamped European buildings of over 100 years old. Then move to the Wudadao Area (Five-Avenue Area) with a total of 22 roads in an area of 1.28 square kilometers covered by over 2,000 garden-style villas built in the 1920s and 30s by different countries. It is recognized globally as the Exposition of Neoteric Architectures. The Five-Avenue Area highlights Tianjin as the tangible textbook of Chinese modern history.


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      Wudao Area

       Continue to visit Jing Garden Garden of Serenity; the former residence of Puyi, the last Emperor of China built who moved here with Wan Rong, his empress, and Wen Xiu, his concubine, and renamed the garden as Garden of Serenity (Jing Garden). Stop for a sumptuous Chinese lunch then visit Tianjin Ancient Cultural Street to browse at the art galleries, handicrafts shops and batik fabric shops. 

    Afterwards, ascend the Tianjin TV Tower to have a bird's eye view of the cosmopolitan port city. The tower consists of the base hall, observation platform, revoving restaurant and outdoor observation. Finally, before ending your wonderful Tianjin day tour, go to the outskirts of Tianjin to visit the Mansion of Family Shi with a grand courtyard covering a floor area of over 10,000 square meters with well kept features of Qing Dynasty in north China.

    The tour then winds up by sending you back to the railway station to head back to Beijing where the driver will meet you and send you back to the hotel.

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      Haihe River


Person(s)/$ 1 2-5 6-9 ≥10
Price per person


    1. City transportation for your own use

    2. Entrance fees and lunch as mentioned

    3. Private car or van with English speaking guide

    4. A bottle of water a day per person.

    5. Bullet train round trip ticket


    1. Tips to your tour guide and driver

    2. Personal expenses

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    North Jiefang Road Financial Street


        North Jiefang Road Financial Street lies near Haihe, to Jiefang bridge from the west, to Xuzhou road from south east and connecting to south Jiefang road. In modern Chinese history, there were many foreign banks. North Jiefang Road Financial Street is reputed as Orietnal Wall Street. Currently it was the concentration area for Financial organisations in Tianjin. There are many relics architecture along the road including tens of buildings with one hundred year old. The travellers coming here can experience the historical evolution of Chinese Financial Industry. With North Jiefang Road as the center, the financial projects has launched formally. In the future there will be an open and intelligent financial comprehensive service area.The building area covers 2,100, 000 square meters in the financial city including finance, insurance, securities total seven parts. There are also the financial service area, financial market, business suites, and hotel area. It it a road recording the up and down of a hundered -year Tianjin. The name of North Jiewfang Road Financial Street is like a history. It is named as big French Road by French, and named as Victoria Road by English. Because it stepped across British concession and French Concession and lies in the center, thus named as middle road. Today, we name it as North Jiefang Road. But it is prefered to be named as Financial street according to its past hostory. It is prefered to be named as the Wall Street in Northern China. After a hundered year, the 2300-meter long financial street with the well-preserved financial buildings still maintain the original lookings and recorded the brilliant past history of Tianjin. Today, there are many banks including Bank of China and people’s bank located here.
      Architectures in North Jiewfang Road Financial Street have their own special features. From end of 19 centuary to beginning of 20 centuary, the bank buildings were mostly made by reinforced concrete, marble, granite and red brick in style of classical renaissance with huge columns in front, looking gorgeous and glanderous,in a solemn and stable atmosphere. From 1930’s, the buildings were mainly made by reinforced concrete, looking magnificent and modern. From 1980s, the newly built banks all have an urban looks with modern facilities, a symbol for the new development of modern finance industry in Tianjin.

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    Haihe River


    Covering a catchment area of 317,800 sq kilometers (122,800 sq miles), theHaiheRiveris regarded as the 'mother river' ofTianjin. It is a great contributor to the improvement ofTianjin, and ties closely to the lives ofTianjinpeople living there for generations. People visiting theHaiheRivertoday appreciate its scenic beauty as well as its historical and cultural atmosphere.

    TheHaiheRiveris a crucial river in North China formed by the convergence of five rivers inTianjin. Historically, theHaiheRiverwas open to navigation 1,800 years ago, and gradually became a junction for navigation in the Sui Dynasty (581-618). Through centuries of development, it became a trading center gathering a great influx of businessmen from around the nation. Today the former shipping center is a place for relaxation.

    Regions along the river present beautiful views starting from Sanchakou (a fork in the river) toDaguangmingBridge(one of the bridges over theHaiheRiver). Countless attractions along the banks make the river a popular holiday destination.

    Haihe Park

    Of all the sights, theHaiheParkis the most attractive. Like a jade belt attached to the river banks,HaiheParkis an ideal place for pleasure and rest. Two groups of bronze sculptures are particularly noticeable. Verdant trees, beautiful blossoms, green lawns, long corridors under ivy-laced frames, fountains, and sculptures decorate the park. Residents prefer to spend their leisure time ambling there. Visitors can get a general knowledge ofTianjinfrom the locals.

    Haihe Cultural Square

    TheHaihe Cultural Squareis a key project in the comprehensive renovation of resorts along theHaiheRiver. It gained this name from the adjoining ancient culture street. Focusing on cultural traditions and folk customs ofTianjin, the designer endowed the square with a style of solemnity and simplicity. Meanwhile, a modern element enters the design. The high-tech lighting, the causeway pavement and the wooden floor make the square a shining pearl of theHaiheRiverbank.

    Haihe FountainAmusement Park

    Completed in 1985, the playground occupies an area of 143,000 sq meters (35.3 acres). There is a spectacular colorful fountain in the central area. The park offers bumper cars, passenger-propelled airplanes, and motorcycles to visitors. In addition, in this playground are three luxurious sightseeing ships, and several speed boats offering tours along theHaiheRiver. Visitors can also enjoy a boat excursion at night. Light from both banks melts into the water and drifts off, like a rainbow.

    In addition, theWanghailouChurchlocated at the north bank of theHaiheRiveris one ofChina's cultural relics. In the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), there was aWanghailouTower, a pleasure location for emperors who made trips to their provinces; the Laolongtou Rail Station is recorded as the first rail station inChina's ancient commercial ports after the Second Opium War (1856-1860). Together with the establishment of other constructive projects at that time, it is eyewitness toTianjin's development.

    With its long history and beauty, theHaiheRiverattracts visitors worldwide. It is a river endowed with sea strength and river tenderness.

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    Cultural Street


                     Ancient Cultural Street is located in the Nankai District of the Tianjin Municipality and was formally opened in 1986. It is located on the west bank of the Haihe River, with Tianhou Palace as its geographical center. Ancient Cultural Street begins at Gongbei Avenue in the north, and ends at Gongnan Avenue in the south, being 0.36 miles long and 16 feet wide. Although essentially a business street, it attracts visitors who come to see its special architectural styles, admire its classic cultural features, buy various folk crafts, and sample the delicious local snacks. Above all, as visitors take a walk there, they will be particularly impressed by the splendid replica classical architecture in the folk style of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

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       Standing at the center of Ancient Cultural Street, Tianhou Palace, originally built in 1326, is one of only three Mazu Temples in the world (the other two are Fujian Mazu Temple and Beigang Chaotian Temple on Taiwan Island). Tianhou Palace is now the Folk-custom Museum of Tianjin and displays many folk crafts and cultural relics of ancient times. Yuhuang Cabinet (Yuhuang Ge) is the only building that was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in the city, and is the oldest structure in the street. From the top of the two-floor Cabinet, visitors have a bird's-eye view of the whole street. Another building, Tong Qingli (ancient residential houses), built in 1913 and lying to the east of the cultural street, is the largest architectural edifice that combines both eastern and western architectural elements.

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            Looking closely, visitors will note that buildings here are all built with 'blue bricks', and that the doors and windows have colorful paintings drawn upon them. These paintings range from stories of legendary and historical figures to flowers and birds. Some retell stories contained in Chinese classical novels, such as The Dream of a Red Mansion (one the four Chinese classical novels) and Song of Eternal Sorrow, which is a story about the Empress Yang Kwei Fei in the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

      Visitors who are interested in Chinese traditional handicrafts will also appreciate another highlight of the Ancient Cultural Street - the hundreds of stores selling a wide variety of folk handicrafts. These include the famous Yang Liuqing New Year Paintings and Niren Zhang Painted Sculptures. Visitors who are fond of Chinese curios, such as jade items, cloisonné and potteries, will also be able to find many examples of these for sale here. The street is also a favorite place to sample the delicious local snacks. The local delicacies include Goubuli Steamed Dumplings, Erduoyan (the Ear-hole Lane) Fried Glutinous Cakes and tea soup.

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      Tianjin Ancient Cultural Street is designed as a place for visitors to experience Chinese folk custom, and as such, contains examples of nearly all the local culture in one place. For an added experience, when visiting the street on March 23rd (lunar calendar), visitors will be lucky enough to find the Huanghui Fair, which is held annually on this date. During the Fair you will see performances of stilt walking, dragon lantern, land boat and lion dances.

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    Five-Avenue Area


        The Five-Avenue Area is a rectangular region in Heping district. It refers to the south of Chengdu Street, east of Xikang Road, north of Machang Street, Nanjing Road and west of Machang Street. There are a total of 22 roads and they stretch for 17 km. Except for the European-style architecture in this area, there is also a residential area nearby, with the first small Western-style residential area for foreign people who opened up concessions, whose residence next to the office area, close to Jiefang Road, around the former Italian concession in the east of Marco Polo Plaza. There are local people living here. Visitors can experience the local life there.
      Until now, Five-Avenue Area is the most complete western architecture complex in China. There are over 2000 garden style private villas of various nations from 20s and 30s in last centuary. The building areas cover 1,000,000 square meters. Among the top 300 buildings, there are 89 in British style, 41 in Italian style, 6 in French style, 4 in German style, 3 in Spanish style with many buildings in Renaisance style, classical style, electic style, Baroque style, courtyard style, western & Chinese combined style. It is reputed as multi-country architecture museum. In 2011, it is listed as Five-Avenue history & culture discrict of Tianjin.
      Another reason for the reputation of Five-Avenue Area is more than 200 former residences of celebrities, including two presidents of the Republic of China, seven Premiers or acting Prime Ministers, famous educators Yan Xiu and Zhang Boling, well-known industrialists Zhou Xuexi, Li Zhuchen and Song Peiqing.
      In the 20th century, Tianjin's situation in China was quite special. On one hand, public and politics unrest made concessions a safe place for ousted political figures and business men, on the other hand, Tianjin, had geographically profits for transport and duty-free customs. A variety of dignitaries and wealthy persons lived in Tianjin. Residing in a small Western-style dwelling was more comfortable than a conventional courtyard and the Five Great Avenues was situated in a perfect area of the British concession, therefore people constructed their houses right here. The community grew to be Tianjin's rich area in those days.

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    Jing Garden


      Jing Garden lies in No. 70, road Anshan, district Heping, city Tianjin. It was built in 1921, covers an area of over 3016 square meters with building areas over 1900 square meters. It is a history relics under special protection and listed as relic protection unit of Tianjin. Jing Garden was originalled named as Qian Garden used to be the residence for the former ambassador from the local warlord governement to Japan. From 1929 to 1931, the last emperor Puyi with his empress and concubine once lived here. The garden changed name to Jing Garden under his wish. There is an eclectic building made by wood and brick in both Spanish and Japanese style. The whole garden was lush green and quiet, was a private villa residence in colony period of Tianjin.

      The life story of emperor Puyi is too strange to be fiction. Puyi was the last emperor of the Qing Dynasty and thus the last emperor of China. Puyi lived through the fall of his empire, the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II, the Chinese Civil War, and the founding of the Peoples Republic of China. Born to a life of unimaginable privilege, he died as a humble assistant gardener under the communist regime.

      After Puyi moved out, there were many owners in the Jing Garden. Later it was used to be office and residence for the locals. In 2007, after renovation, Jing Garden opened to the public as a national 3A tourist scene. It is famed for the national charming tourist scene, patriotism education base of Tianjin, national Science education base and national youth civilization.

      There are the front yard, back yard and western yard in Jing Garden. There are a main building made by brick and wood in style of Spain and Japan in the front yard. There are long corridor to outside from the west side of the building. There are dining hall, meeting room, sitting room and living quarters for concubine in the first story of the building. There are family temple, reading room, sitting room, living quarters for emperor and emperess in the second story of the building. All the furnitures are in style of end of Qing dynasty and early Republic of China. There are exhbitions regarding livings and working of the family of emperors Puyi. There are various greens in yard fitting for leisure.

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    The Mansion of Family Shi


          The Mansion of Family Shi is located in Yangliuqing Town of Xiqing Distric of Tianjin. Built in 1875, the mansion was originally the residence of the Shi Family, which was one of the eight prominent families of Tianjin in the ancient times. Today the mansion has been listed as an important historic site under state protection. The mansion originally covered area over 6,000 square meters, including large and small yards and over 200 folk houses, a theater and over 275 rooms. Shifu Garden, which finished its expansion in October 2003, covers 1,200 square meters, incorporates the elegance of imperial garden and delicacy of south garden. Now the courtyard of Shi family covers about 10,000 square meters, which is called the first mansion in North China. Now it serves as the folk custom museum in Yangliuqing.
      Shi's ancestor came from Dong'e County in Shandong Province, engaged in water transport of grain. As the wealth gradually accumulated, the Shi Family moved to Yangliuqing and bought large tracts of land and set up their residence. Shi Yuanshi came from the fourth generation of the family, who was a successful businessman and a good household manager, and the residence was thus enlarged for several times until it acquired the present size. It is believed to be the first mansion in the west of Tianjin.
      The Mansion of Family Shi is made up of ancient-style 12 quadrangle courtyards, pavilions, pool and gardens. The paved path leading to the main hall is 60 meters long, with exquisite buildings standing by both sides. From bedchamber and drawing room to worshiping hall, the architectural style and all the decorations fully represent the folk culture and custom in the late Qing Dynasty.
      The residence is symmetric based on the axis formed by a passage way in the middle, with four archways. There are the accountants' office, the living area, waiting room, the study rooms,the family hall for worshiping Buddha, grand hall for the reception room and theater, side yard rooms for maids and servants. Now here displays Yangliuqing, clay carvings, wood carvings, brick carvings and Tianjin folk artifact.

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    Tianjin TV Tower


        Tianjin TV Tower is one of ten scenery spots of Tianjin and reputed as Tiantaxuanyun. It was founded in 1991 and named as Tianjin Youth activity center. It covers area over 350,000 square meters. It lies from north to District Hexi and west to the beautiful water park. It has a height of over 415.2 meters and listed as the No.6 in the world and No. 4 in Asia. In 2001, Tianjin TV Tower went through many renovations covering tourism, restaurants, broadcasting and television.
      The TV tower consists of the foundation, base, body, accessible floor and antenna five parts. There are four high speed elevators in the tower. The elevators run at a rate of 5 meters per second. It only takes 60 seconds to send visitors to the top of the tower. A seven-story flying-saucer shaped structure is situated between 248 and 278 meters of the way up the tower. There are three stories in the tower, covering about 1,300 square meters.The broadcasting studios and power rooms cover another 260m-378m2. The body of Tianjin TV Tower has a viewing hall allowing people to have a bird view of Tianjin City on the second floor. Besides, there is a revolving restaurant on 257 meters which can accommodate over 200 diners at the same time on the third story. The restaurant can serve visitors various beverage and snacks, such as Goubuli Stuffed Bun, Ear-Hole Fried Cakes, Fried Dough Twist, etc.
      The broadcaster room provides 9 channel FM stereo programs and 7 channel TV programs and power room (260m-378m), covering the area for over 100 kilometers around. It also offer data to the city’s meteorological, transportation, environmental protection, fire protection and communication services. Now, it has become a symbolic building of this city.

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