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Tianjin, one of the four municipalities directly under the Central Government in China, is located in the northeast of the North China Plain and is the closest seaport to Beijing. The city is one of the biggest industrial and port cities in China and is also known as ‘the diamond of the Bohai Gulf’.
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Key Facts & Information
- The land where Tianjin is located today was created in ancient times by sedimentation of various rivers entering the sea at Bohai Gulf, including the Yellow River, which entered the open sea in this area at one point.
- Tianjin was desecrated by foreign invaders long before the foundation of People’s Republic of China. The city was once shared by eight countries: Italy, Germany, France, Russia, Great Britain, Austria, Japan, and Belgium. This marked an extremely difficult period for the city and the people because the imperialist countries left permanent marks in the land.
- Tianjin has a four-season, monsoon-influenced climate typical of East Asia, with cold, windy, very dry winters, and hot, humid summers due to the monsoon.
- Spring in the city is dry and windy, with sandstorms occasionally blowing in from the Gobi Desert and lasting for several days.
- The city has many sights; its streetscapes – an assemblage of historic nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European architecture, juxtaposed with the concrete and glass monoliths of contemporary China – are its most engrossing attraction.
- In the nineteenth century, the port city caught the attention of the seafaring Western powers, who used the boarding of a British ship by Chinese troops as an excuse to declare war.
- The dense network of ex-concession streets south and west of the central train station, and south of the Hai River, now constitute the areas of most interest to visitors.
- The châteaux of the French concession, which now make up the downtown district just south of the river, and the mansions the British built east of this area are unmistakable features.
- People from Tianjin speak the Tianjin dialect of Mandarin, from which it is derived. Despite its proximity to Beijing, the Tianjin dialect sounds quite different from the Beijing dialect, which provides the basis for Putonghua or Standard Chinese.
- Tianjin is a respected home of Beijing opera, one of the most prestigious forms of Chinese opera. It is famous for its stand-up comedy and comedians such as Guo Degang and Ma Sanli.
- Tianjin, along with Beijing, is the center for the art of xiangsheng.
- Tianjin’s patented brand of stand-up also includes the use of rhythmic bamboo clappers known as “kuaiban”.
- Tianjin cuisine places a heavy focus on seafood, due to Tianjin’s proximity to the sea. It can be further classified into several varieties, including rough, smooth, and high.
- Prominent menus include the Eight Great Bowls, a combination of eight mainly meat dishes, and the Four Great Stews, actually referring to a very large number of stews, including chicken, duck, seafood, beef, and mutton.
- Tianjin Eye is a 120-meter-high ferris wheel. Its full name is Yongle Bridge Tianjin Eye because it is built on that bridge over the Hai River.
- Completed on April 22, 2008 and opened on April 16, 2009, it has become one of the landmarks of Tianjin and also the number one ferris wheel in Asia.
- Ancient Cultural Street is located in the Nankai district and was formally opened in 1986. Although essentially a business street, it attracts visitors who come to see its special architectural styles, admire its classic cultural features, buy various folk crafts, and sample the delicious local snacks.
- The Haihe River (Hai River) is regarded as the ‘mother river’ of Tianjin. Covering a catchment area of 122,700 square miles (317,800 square kilometers), it is a great contributor to the improvement of Tianjin, and has been closely linked to the lives of local people for generations.
- Tianjin Happy Valley Amusement Park is located near Dongli Lake in the northeast of the downtown area. It occupies an area of 35 hectares (86 acres), and is divided into six sections, including a Show Center and five theme parks.
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Tianjin across 18 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Tianjin worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Tianjin, one of the four municipalities directly under the Central Government in China, which is located in the northeast of the North China Plain and is the closest seaport to Beijing. The city is one of the biggest industrial and port cities in China and is also known as ‘the diamond of the Bohai Gulf’.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Tianjin, China Facts
- More of Tianjin
- Tour Page
- Vocabulary Review
- Tianjin Cuisine
- Travel Checklist
- Modes of Transport
- Tianjin Eye
- Ferris Wheel of Life
- Tianjin Disasters
- Films and Shows
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