Tianjin (Beijing), China
The Best of Tianjin
City Tour, Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 9½ Hours
Departing Tianjin's pier, enjoy a drive through the countryside of China as your motor coach heads to the city of Tianjin.
Once you're in the city, your tour begins with a visit to the Confucius Temple and the Ancient Culture Street, depicting aspects of life in China. The Confucius Temple in Tianjin is the third largest in China.
Lunch is served at a local hotel restaurant before the tour continues to the Tianjin Museum. Newly renovated, this state-of-the-art museum not only tells the history of the city of Tianjin, but also has a large collection of arts and crafts treasures.
Visit the Shi Family Mansion, acclaimed as 'the Number One Mansion in North China.' Built in 1875 and with a footprint of more than 60,000 square feet, the mansion has 12 courtyards -- each with a specific function. The courtyards are now the site for a local Folklore Museum, whose brick, wood and stone carvings are among the best in north China.
Drive back to the pier and re-board your waiting ship.
The Tianjin Museum is closed Mondays; a visit to the Grand Mercy Temple and Jing Garden will be substituted.