Best visited on Sunday, the antique market is great for a rifle through its stamps, silverware, porcelain, clocks, Mao badges and...
Treaty Port Area
South of the station across Liberation Bridge was the British concession, on and around Jiefang Lu. Cross over the bridge to walk around...
Originally enclosed by a wall, Tiānjīn’s old town centres on the restored Drum Tower . Decorated with páilóu (ornate archways), the...
Drei Kronen 1308 Brauhaus
Ranging over three floors, with burnished beer vats, outside seating for a river perspective and English-speaking staff in fancy...
Tiānjīn’s most famous restaurant is a mixed bag. The trademark bāozi (steamed dumplings), including vegie options, are big, juicy and...
Lonely Planet review
Like a well-cut suit discovered hanging in the back of a wardrobe, Tiānjīn’s newly spruced up Italian Style District aims to dress up the city as a cosmopolitan and elegant destination. It’s more for domestic visitors, who come here to dine at Italian and French restaurants and daydream they are in Europe. While it’s an attractive quadrant for exploration, prices are stratospheric and the blatant commercial bent reduces its charm.