The fascinating city of Tianjin is unlike anything you will ever witness in your life. The beautiful metropolis is a unique mix of ancient hutongs and sophisticated neighborhoods with gleaming, futuristic buildings, extensive libraries and restaurants. Here are some valuable tips for when you’re planning your next vacation.

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Typical Costs

You can find perfectly safe hostels ideal for backpackers with amazing deals to suit your budget. However, if you’re looking for something more luxurious, you can easily book one for an average price of US$150 per night. Taxis and other forms of transport within the city usually cost US$2-3, and many restaurants and cafes serve delicious authentic Chinese and Asian food.

Best time to visit

Tianjin has winters that freeze the entire city; so if you are not a fan of cold weather, it is better to avoid coming here from November to March. April to October usually brings clear skies and pleasant, warm weather. However, the best time to visit here is during spring and autumn when there is not much rain and the weather is mild.

Where to stay in Tianjin

There are many hotels and places to stay, from temporary rooms available for rent Tianjin 5 star hotels as famous Pan Pacific Tianjin. If you’re looking for budget-friendly options, you’ll find spacious, clean rooms near Tianjin Train Station. There are plenty of cozy places in the business district that are modern and won’t break the bank.

Saving money

If you are traveling from Beijing to Tianjin, it is better to take the train as it is cheaper than taxis and takes only 30 minutes. Eating delicious local delicacies is the best way to save money when it comes to eating out, as western food is usually unreasonably expensive and not that good. Also, it’s good to remember that tips are not expected in China, so don’t leave change.