Rising around the banks of the Haihe River and the Grand Canal, Tianjin combines the comforts of a modern city with the wonders of a historic destination that holds fast to its revered heritage. Encounter classical pagodas, European mansions, and natural landscapes in this distinctly international locale.
The variety of Chinese cuisine seems never-ending—even the most straightforward of dishes such as dumpling or crispy duck can be prepared any number of ways. Indulge in a sampling of regional delicacies from the over 30 stalls lining the Liaoning Road Snack Street. Deliciously named, this is the place to bite into a fried dough twist, egg-filled crepes, every type of skewer imaginable and sweet steamed rice cakes.
Along the Ancient Culture Street, an arched entrance flanked by red lanterns, beckons toward the grand halls, temples, and pavilions of Tianhou Palace. Here, statues of mythological immortals reside among stone lions and brass dragons. Built in 1326, this rare palace, devoted to the Queen of Heaven, is one of the oldest of its kind in China.
Shop for rare and unusual souvenirs from the small wooden shacks displaying treasures at this antique market. Framed paintings faded by time, trays brimming with antique watches, and well-crafted furniture spill out onto the sidewalk. A table neatly arranged with clay pots and porcelain teacups leads to a long row of regal swords, and a portrait of Chairman Mao appears to be looking on from a neighboring booth.
The swooping glass and steel Tianjin Museum—the design inspired by a swan spreading its wings— combines breathtaking modern architecture with ancient artifacts. Impressive in size and scope, the museum is an important center for research and preservation, as well as a showcase for the thousands of works in its collection ranging from ancient texts and bronze work to currencies and ceramics.Learn More
Step back into Tianjin's colonial past through the lens of the hotel in the well-curated in-house museum documenting 150 years of history.Learn More
Feast on Hai River views and traditional Chinese cuisine from a historic menu in a contemporary Zen-like room.Learn More
Take high tea as the resident orchestra plays beneath the soaring glass atrium in the grand Victorian Lounge.Learn More