Tianjin is one of the four municipalities in China. Its name means 'the place where the emperor crossed the river'. When Tianjin became a city in 1404, it was already serving as a key hub linking the economic activities between the north and the south of China. In recent years Tianjin has received more and more attention from both tourists at home and abroad due to its numerous travel resources and rich history.
Tianjin is among the first Chinese cities that gained access to the modern western civilization. After it was opened as a trading pot in 1860, Tianjin became a pioneer in the north of China in opening and a base of the westernization Movement in modern China, blazed the trail in many domains of social development in the modern history of China, and enjoyed the first positions in over 100 realm in China such as military modernization, railway construction, telegraph, telephone, post, mining, modern education and administration of justice. Tianjin was also the second largest industrial and commercial city as well as the largest financial and trade center in the north of China at that time.
It has a semi-humid continental climate in the warm Temperate Zone. With an annual average temperature of 12 degrees centigrade, and rainfall of 590 millimeters.
Tianjin is a famous historical city. The best known scenic spots and historical sites include Ning Garden, Tianhou Temple （Temple of Heavenly Empress）, Dule Temple in Ji county, The Great Wall at the Huangya Pass, the Panshan scenery area etc. the famous attractions are Ancient Cultural Street, Haihe River, Water Park, Food Street, Tianjin TV & Radio Tower, five old street.
Getting in and out of the city is convenient because of the well-planned transportation system. If you want to come by water, there are a series of international and domestic sea routes in the port of Tianjin, which is the biggest man-made port in China. If you plan to arrive by air, Tianjin Binhai International Airport offers excellent service. Planes have routes that reach most of the major cities in China and also cities in Europe and America. Of course, arriving in Tianjin by land is another option, while trains or high-speed trains are yet another alternative.