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Tianjin

Tianjin (Ferry to the Imperial Capital) is a municipality directly under the central government. It is near Beijing and 70 km from the Bohai Sea. It is one of China's biggest industrial centers and the largest commercial seaport in North China.

Tianjin saw a lot of astonishing changes and sufferings in China's modern history. In the Treaty of Peking opened Tianjin to foreign trade. Tianjin was then controlled by countries. Today, the city still has many old European-style buildings. From 1925 to the last emperor, Pu Yi, lived here.

Tianjin's Food Street provides tasty local flavors, such as sweat meat, the Zhang's Peanut, crisp fried doughnut and lovely steamed bread with fillings. Its Ancient Culture Street has a large variety of handicrafts and antiques.

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Site Created: September 16, 1998; Updated: September 23, 2007.