Tianjin Photos

Tianjin (pinyin: Tiānjīn) is a metropolis in North China and one of the five national central cities. It is bounded to the east by the Bohai Gulf portion of the Yellow Sea.

This section we will bring the photos of its main sights:

Wen Miao, Yuhuangge Taoist Temple, Temple of Great Compassion, Tianhou Palace, Wanghailou Church, St. Joseph’s Cathedral,
Tianjin Jewish Synagogue, Tianjin Eye, The Tianjin Tower, Tianjin Water Park, Hai River Park, Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium, Soviet aircraft carrier Kiev Theme Park, Taku Forts, Huangyaguan Great Wall, Mount Panshan


Tianjin Eye is a 120-metre (390 ft) tall giant Ferris wheel built above the Yongle Bridge (formerly Chihai Bridge), over the Hai River in Tianjin, China. It is claimed to be the only such wheel to have been constructed over a bridge. Tianjin Eye is electrically powered and has 48 passenger capsules, each able to carry 8 passengers, and takes 30 minutes to complete a rotation, giving a maximum capacity of 768 passengers per hour.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tianjin is a diocese located in the city of Tianjin in the Ecclesiastical province of Beijing in China.

The Temple of Great Compassion is a Zen Buddhist temple which was built during the Shunzhi period of the Qing Dynasty (1643-1661), which carries more than 370 years of history.

The temple was once famous for holding a skull relic of Xuanzang, however, the relic was presented to India in the 1950s and is now held in a Patna museum.

Today the temple is a tourist attraction.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tianjin (Our Lady of Victory Church/Wanghailou Church) is a diocese located in the city of Tianjin in the Ecclesiastical province of Beijing in China.

The Tianhou Palace, a famous Taoist temple in Tianjin City, was built to fete Goddess Tianhou (the queen of heaven). The original names of the Tianhou Palace include the Tianfei Palace, the Xiaozhigu Tianfei Palace, the Western Temple and the Niangniang Palace.

The Tianhou Palace in Tianjin was first constructed in 1326 during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Subsequently, it was repaired many times. The Tianhou Palace faces the east with the Haihe River running in front of it. From the east to the west, the main buildings include the Opera Tower, the Flag Pole, the Temple Gate, the Memorial Archway, the Front Hall, the Main Hall, Canon-Storing Pavilion, the Qisheng Temple, the Bell-Drum Tower, the Side Hall and the Zhangxian Pavilion, etc.  The architectural complex is one of the three major Tianhou palaces in China, and also one of the oldest extant Tianhou palaces.

The main function of the Tianhou Palace is to pray for navigation safety. The palace was a center of marine sacrifice in the past dynasties, and also a venue for sailors to have happy get-togethers. Besides ceremonial rituals held to worship the Goddess of the Sea, various performances with Chinese characteristics are often held here to thank the goddess. It is said that the lunar March 23 is the birthday of Matsu, the Goddess of the Sea, and folk flower fair is held here annually to memorize her on the day.