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Century Clock

Century Clock

Tour Code : C2371
Type : Historic sites
City / Province : Tianjin
Built in : 2001


A huge picturesque and very conspicuous clock in the centre of a traffic roundabout representing the beginning of the Chinese Modern Industry in Tianjin. It is a famous monument in the city and a great landmark which tourists never miss out to visit. Simple yet elegant this timepiece is of great historical significance.

Century Clock


Situated in old Jiefang retractable Bridge west of Tianjin Railway Station, the Century Clock stands 40 meters high and weighs 180 tons. It was built in the year 2000 and on that day January 1st there was a bell rang to usher in the new millennium. The large face of the clock is surrounded by bronze sculptures of the 12 signs of the Zodiac and has two large arms with the sun and the moon on each arm. Aries is set at the top of the clock in the 12 o’clock position because the sheep symbolizes good luck in China and libra at the bottom symbolizing fairness. The combination of these signs is a means of integrating western culture and Chinese culture.


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The clock gives a timeless impression with an auspicious design giving life to the 12 astrological signs of Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn all occupying the clock and the S style rocker symbolizes the substituting of Yin and Yang, the beginning and the end. At night the clock lights up in the most mesmerizing manner with the whole scenery of Jiefang Bridge and Haihe River.

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