The charming city of Tianjin is nothing like you’ll ever witness in your life. The beautiful metropolis is a unique blend of ancient hutongs and sophisticated neighbourhoods with glistening, futuristic buildings, and vast libraries and restaurants. Here are some valuable tips for when you’re planning your next vacation here.
You can find perfectly safe hostels ideal for backpackers with amazing deals that fit your budget. However, if you’re looking for something more luxurious you can easily make a booking for the average cost of USD 150 per night. Taxis and other modes of transportation within the city usually charge USD 2-3 and many restaurants and cafes are serving delicious authentic Chinese and Asian food.
Best time to visit
Tianjin has winters that freeze the entire city; so, if you’re not a fan of cold weather, it’s best to avoid coming here from November to March. April to October usually brings clear skies and pleasant, warm weather. However, the best time to visit here is in Springtime and Autumn when there isn’t too much rain and the weather is moderately warm.
Where to stay in Tianjin
There are many hotels and places to stay ranging from temporary rooms that are available for rent to Tianjin 5-star hotels such as the famous Pan Pacific Tianjin. If you’re looking for budget-friendly options, you can find spacious, clean rooms near the Tianjin Train Station. There are many comfortable places in the business district too that are modern that won’t break your bank.
If you’re travelling to Tianjin from Beijing, it is better to catch the train as it is much cheaper than taxis and takes only 30 mins. Eating the flavourful local delicacies is the best way to save money when it comes to food as western food is typically unreasonably expensive and not that good. Also, it’s best to keep in mind that tipping is not expected in China, so don’t leave change.