Promotion of Tianjin

Tianjin is a famous historical and cultural city,where canal culture and marine culture work together, and one of the birthplaces of northem culture and art. It is known as the “cradle of drama” and the “hometown of quyi art”. Tianjin boasts plentiful intangible cultural heritage.More than 30 items have been listed as representative national intangible cultural heritage. Tianjin is the center of Matzu (sea goddess) culture in northern China, and the “Huanghui” ceremony that worships Matzu has been as a folk custom in Tianjin for hundreds of years.

Tianjin boasts abundant natural tourism resources and humanistic resource that reflect modem history and civilizations, integrating the western with the Chinese, the past with the present. In 1999 ,Tianjin was selected as one of the first “Excellent Tourism Cties of China”. A series of distinct tourism brands have been created in Tlanjin, such as modern culture tour, urban expo tour ,Haihe River landscape tour, coastal leisure tour, mountain scenic attractions tour, and tourism expo.

The historical and cultural tourism resources represented by the Wudadao Tourist Area make Tianjin the best choice for the world to understand modern China. The 72-km Haihe River presents a unique waterway scenery. The tour along the Haihe River has become a characteristic brand of Tanjin tourism. The coastal tourist area has unique tourism resources such as the intemational cruise ship home port and the aircraft carfier theme park. It is a pilot zone for the development of China’s cruise tourism industry. The Binha Library, located in Tianin Binhai Cultural Center, was named one of the”top 100 places in the world” by Time magazine. The National Maritime Museum, known as the “Forbidden City of the Sea”, has been opened in 2019. In Jizhou District ,there is the national AAAAA-class tourist antraction -Mount Pan shan, as well as Huangyaguan Great Wall, Dule Temple and other places of interest. With its rare ancient coastal relics and unique reed marsh wetland ecosystem, Qilihai Wetland Nature Reserve in Ninghe District has attracted numerous tourists. Tianjin boasts a wealth of folk culture tourism resources. The Shis’ Complex is one of the best preserved and largest residential build inas of the Qing Dynasty in northern China .Yangliuqing Ancient Town, one of the “four famous towns’ in Chinese history has won the title of “China’s famous town of cultural heritage”. Yangliuging Woodblock New Year Painting was included in China’ s first list of national intangible cutural heritage,ranking the first in the category of the fine arts.

A Pearl alongside the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal — Yangliuqing Ancient Town, Xiqing District, Tianjin City

As the only river-sea intermodal hub along the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal in the north of China that bridges between continental civilization and marine civilization, Tianjin Section of the Grand Canal enjoys unique geographical advantages. As the saying goes, “Yangliuqing Town came into being earlier than Tianjin City”. Yangliuqing ancient town, located in Xiqing District, Tianjin City, is a famous historical and cultural town alongside the Grand Canal. As a well-known folk culture tourist area, Yangliuqing ancient town is a popular choice for Chinese and foreign tourists visiting Tianjin City. The woodblock printing and architecture culture rooted in the town vividly embody the traits of national governance and rural development in the north in ancient China. The Yangliuqing National Grand Canal Culture Park under construction in Tianjin City has a planned coverage of 2,800 mu (187 hectares), which will be divided into three areas, including a historical town, Yuanbao Island and a cultural township. The park, together with the Grand Canal Art City, villages featuring rural tourism, and its radiation area in the west of Tianjin City, promotes the protection, inheritance and utilization of the Grand Canal culture.

Thousands of years of canals reflect ancient and modern crowds gathered hundreds of miles- Jinghang Section of Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal in Tianjin

The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal runs through the whole area of Jinghai, which is bounded by the confluence of three rivers in Tianjin. The Grand Canal within Jinghai is called the South Canal, which flows through more than 110 villages and is 49 kilometers long. Jiuxuan Sluice, tianjin’s earliest existing sluice, the grand Canal into Tianjin’s first station. The flow of culture, the vitality of Jinghai, created the ancient and rich historical background of the river , seen through the vicissitudes of the ancient city of the western Han dynasty, the pottery buildings of Han dynasty, the old ship of Song dynasty, gave birth to the old vinegar of Duliu, Pole-climbing of Daliufen Villag, tianjin spiced cabbage, clay Sculpture of Shi’s willow, and many other national and municipal intangible cultural heritage, painted colorful scroll of the “NO.1 Village “Lv Guantun which is thriving on rivers. Jinghai has been named the Hometown of Chinese Folk Art, the Hometown of Chinese Calligraphy and the Base of Chinese Musical Instrument Industry.