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Day 43 (19.10.2007)


Today I made a trip to the city Tianjin. The city center of the million city Tianjin is located about 110 km (as the crow flies) southeast of the city center of Beijing. Tianjin is a direct-controlled municipality, like Beijing, Shanghai and Chongqing. Around 8 o'clock in the morning I took the train and about 1 hour later I arrived in Tianjin. From the train station I went to the Wenhua Jie (street). The first sight I visited was the Jade Emperor Pavilion (Yuhuangge). Afterwards I walked a little bit through the Wenhua Jie and finally I visited the Tianhou Gong (temple). It was built in 1326, during the Yuan Dynasty (1279 - 1368). Tianhou (Goddess of Heaven) is the tutelary goddess of the fishers and the seamen. Afterwards I went to the Drum Tower. From the top one has got a view of Tianjin. I also wanted to visit the Confucius Temple, which was built in 1436 during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), but this day it was closed. I followed the Hai He River to the south and I came to the former colonial district of Tianjin. Here one can find many buildings with European architecture. I visited the Astor Hotel which was built in 1863. Famous people like Sun Yat-sen (1866 - 1925), the first President of the Republic of China (1911 - 1949), Herbert Hoover (1874 - 1964), the 31st President of the United States, and Pu Yi (1906 - 1967), the last Emperor of China, had lived here. The interior furnishing of this hotel is luxurious. Then I walked north and I went to the shopping street Binjiang Dao. It was already evening and so I went to the train station and I took the train back to Beijing.

The Jade Emperor Pavilion (Yuhuangge)
The Jade Emperor Pavilion (Yuhuangge)

The Drum Tower
The Drum Tower

The Astor Hotel
The Astor Hotel


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