The Haihe River is of such importance that it is sometimes referred to as the ‘Mother River’ of Tianjin. The Haihe is formed by 5 large rivers (the Ziya, the Yongding, the Daqing, the North Canal and the South Canal) and is the largest water system in northern China. It was once a major water route, some 1800 years ago, but is now more commonly used for leisure purposes. For tourists visiting Tianjin, walking along the Haihe River is a must. There are many scenic vistas that one can enjoy, beginning from Sanchakou (an area where the river diverges) to the Daguangming Bridge, one of a number of bridges along the river.
Several attractions have popped up along the river and some of them have developed into popular tourist spots. Haihe Park is probably the most popular of them all. Situated along the banks of the river, the park is a paradise of greenery and serenity. Consisting of neat green lawns, elegant fountains, delightful sculptures, sweet scented blossoms and majestic trees, the park is the ideal place to kick back and relax. Those interested in learning more about Tianjin culture should try visiting Haihe Cultural Square. The square utilises cutting edge technology to introduce visitors to Tianjin customs and traditions.
The Haihe Fountain Amusement Park is the perfect place for families with children and for adults who like to have fun. Opened in 1985, the park has a whole bunch of fun rides including bumper cars and passenger propelled airplanes. The park also offers visitors the chance to take a quiet night time cruise down the river.
Tianjin is a gorgeous port city located close to the capital city of Beijing. Often overshadowed by its popular neighbour, Tianjin is sometimes overlooked as a tourist destination. However, tourists visiting China will not regret stopping by this amazing city which has so many sights to offer. Tianjin is a metropolitan city and the public transport system is extensive and reliable. Choices in accommodation range from little inns to hotels to serviced apartment Tianjin. Tourists looking for serviced residence in Tianjin can try the Somerset Olympic Tower Tianjin. Boasting a fine location in the heart of the city, it is undoubtedly one of the best places to stay.