Beijing (Tianjin)

China

Beijing (Tianjin), China

Beijing is home to the the amazing Forbidden City and infamous Tiananmen Square. Visit the beautiful Temple of Heaven, where the emperor annually celebrated the harvest, and walk on the centuries-old Great Wall of China. Or venture to Xian and see the great terra cotta warriors.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Tianjin Port
  • Time Zone
    China Time Zone (CST); UTC/GMT +8 hours
  • Language
    Mandarin Chinese
  • Currency & Shopping
    Renminbi Yuan (CNY)
    • Famous For
      Stroll through the amazing Forbidden City, the imperial palace for nearly 600 years and the centre of the Chinese government for nearly five centuries.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Different portions of the Great Wall of China date back to the 7th century BC, but most of the existing wall is from the Ming Dynasty, 1368 to 1644.
    • Fun Fact #2
      The Terracotta Army in Xian includes thousands of sculptures of soldiers, chariots, horses and more — all were buried with Qin Shi Huang, China’s first Emperor.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Don’t miss getting a look at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, also known as The Giant Egg, is enormous titanium dome encircled by a manmade lake.
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