(ECNS) -- Tianjin, a city that once thrived on water transportation, now becomes a modern and attractive metropolis.
The Haihe River flows through central Tianjin. Connecting the Grand Canal and also the Bohai Sea, it makes Tianjin historically one of China's premier ports.
A flotilla of tourist boats now cruise the river night and day, carrying those fascinated by the landscaped banks and elegant bridges.
The Older Tianjin Combining modernity with much of its legacy,the Old City centered around the Haihe is a fascinating area to explore.
The "Tianjin Eye" ferris wheel on the Yongle Bridge offers a view from above. The "Ancient Cultural Street" takes you back to the old time.
The Niangniang Palace, which once honored sea-goddess Mazu in the hope for safe navigation, now blesses all with a happy life.
And some 2,000 exotic buildings in The Five Avenues area contain stories of prominent historical figures.
The Powerhouse An industrial hub, the north China municipality is now taking a path of innovation. As a new core of Tianjin, the Binhai New Area is scattered with zones that focus on advanced industry, aviation, finance, and innovation.
The Tianjin National Supercomputing Center has developed the Tianhe-3, a prototype of new-generation exascale supercomputer.
The Airbus final assembly line in Tianjin has delivered 378 A320 planes since it was established in September 2018.
The Summer Davos Forum comes to Tianjin every two years, offering insights into further driving global economic growth.
The Vibrant Life Life in Tianjin has a slower pace compared to neighboring Beijing, but it is never dull.
A set of Jianbing Guozi is a good choice to start the day. Join the laughing audience at a crosstalk show in a traditional tea house.
Enjoy reading in the Binhai New Area library, one of the most beautiful libraries in China. Open your eyes to the artistic works at Design Week. Score some points at the world's first multifunctional NBA Center.
Explore the beauty in the wild. And yet, there is much more on the list. Tianjin has something for everyone.