At a Glance
GMT/UTC +8 hours
Local Tianjin dialect and Mandarin
Locals are known for their warm, friendly and generous manner. Besides the major Chinese festivities, Tianjin people also celebrate their own local festivals.
The voltage used is 220-volt 50 Hz A/C. An international adaptor can be provided upon request.
The Chinese currency is called Renminbi (RMB). The basic unit is the yuan. All major credit cards are widely accepted in the hotel.
Tipping is generally discouraged; however, giving a small tip to your hotel porter is considered appropriate.
A 15% service charge is applicable in the hotel.
Tianjin has four distinct seasons, although it is a coastal city, the weather in Tianjin is pretty much the same as Beijing provided the distance in between is merely less than 100 KMs or half an hour distance by the express train. The average temperature in summer is around 25, while it can drop to the ice point or even below. The best times to visit Tianjin are late Spring and Autumn.
Police – 110
Fire Alarm – 119
Ambulance – 120
Traffic accident – 122
A visa, as well as a passport with six months’ validity, is required.