Internationally renowned for the well preserved colonial architectural marvels dating back to the 13th Century ‘Ming Dynasty,’ Tianjin Old City is not only a favourite amongst the historians and the architects alone but a famous destination among many tourists too. Situated in close proximity to the southern gate of the Tianjin Old City is the Guangdong Assembly Hall, built in the 33rd year of rule of the Guangxi Emperor in the year 1907. This resplendent structure projects the majesty of the by gone era and bears witness to many a stories untold.
Constructed in the year 1326, the historic Queen of Heaven Palace lying towards the North East section of the Tianjin old City, mesmerises anyone who visits the sight. An architectural favourite of many, this palace was built during the reign of Yuangtaiding. The Islamic Mosque built by the emperor Kangxi in his 42nd year and the Laoxi Kai Church located in Dushan road bear witness to the social and cultural beliefs of many emperors, the close knitted culture of the old city and the religion fusion.
The Jade Emperor Pavilion, the Zion church and Lion Forest Bridge are few other places that are worth a visit when you are in this old city. The museum neighboring the Drum tower is emblematic of an archetypal residence in Tianjin and opened its doors to the public in the year 2004 to mark the 600th anniversary of the city. The city’s eventful history and the influence of the major colonial powers are apparent in the diverse architecture of the surroundings.
If you are in Tianjin, a visit to this Old City is worth all your time. You will be able to experience best of both worlds and take a walk down the memory lane of Tianjin Old City. Tianjin Accommodation would ensure value for your money and would provide you with an exceptional service. Renting a Holiday Apartment Tianjin would be the ideal option if you wish to prolong your stay. Though the city is well equipped with many hotels and apartments offering attractive holiday packages, Somerset Youyi Tianjin would make your stay truly a memorable one. Located in close proximity to cultural destinations, industrial parks, entertainment centres and restaurants, Somerset Youyi Tianjin provide excellent service residencies to suit the needs of executives and families alike.
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