The Haihe River flowing through Tianjin played an important role in connecting people as far back as 1,800 years ago. It enjoyed increasing prominence after the construction of the Grand Canal in the 6th century. Now no longer a trade route the river serves as the primary leisure area of Tianjin. Somerset Youyi Tianjin offers serviced apartments Tianjin in various configurations to suit wide ranging needs of its clientele.
The area of the river that is the most pleasant is from Sanchakou to Daguangming Bridge. Haihe Park a belt of green along the river is where city folks come to enjoy the scenery and relax. Groups of sculptures, fountains, flowering trees and well tended gardens has made the area much in demand as a space to while away the time and to admire the riverscape both in the morning and at night when the buildings on its banks are lit up and give the area quite another perspective. This is also where locals come to fish and newlyweds come to pose for their wedding pictures.
Haihe Cultural Square with it’s hi tech lighting system, a wooden walkway by the river and the presence of Ancient Culture Street nearby has made it an attractive place to enjoy the evenings. When the weather is fine outdoor concerts, art exhibitions and cultural events take place here.
Haihe Amusement Park is a 145,000 sq meters of fun space for the whole family the centre piece of which is a huge fountain. While children can have a great time at the amusement park others can take a river cruise from here available during the day and night to enjoy views of western style buildings along the river constructed between 1860 and 1940 and modern high rises or take an exhilarating speed boat ride.
The Tianjin Eye the 120 meter high Ferris wheel above the Yongle Bridge across the Haihe River has 64 transparent capsules that offer views up to 40 km on clear days. The 1,105 ft tall Tianjin Tower in the Heping Business District is another attraction on the banks of the Haihe River.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.