天津

Make your first stop, the right stop.

 

Tianjin, is the fourth largest city in China, in terms of urban population and is in the top ten in terms of most-populous city. Tianjin is directly controlled by the central government which gives it a status more akin to a province rather than a city.


History: Tianjin is a young city, in Chinese terms, as it only dates back seven centuries to 1404. Thanks to its port and proximity to Beijing, Tianjin has thrived throughout the centuries save for a period in the mid-20th century, thanks to government rules, that saw the city fall into a deep depression that did not cede until the 1990's. 


Climate: The city falls between an average of 31(102)-20(68) degrees in the summer and 2(35) and -7(18) in the winter. Though if one lives near the water those temperatures will surely fluctuate.The main climate is characterized by four distinct seasons, spring windy, dry with light rain; summer hot, heaviest rains; autumn dry crisp winds prevail, moderately cold; winter cold, dry little snow, so the late spring and early autumn are the best times to travel to Tianjin.


Attractions: Like many of the colonised regions of China, Tianjin is lacking in truly masterful attractions. Many of the sites are western created and lack what many, tourists who come to China, are seeking. The Luzutang Boxer Rebellion Museum and the Tianjin Eye highlight the contrasting nature of the city. On the one hand its staunch Chinese nature and the other how trade with the rest of the world gave it life as a financial center.

​Salary & Cost of Living:

The usual salary with contract, both for public and private is between RMB6,000 ~ RMB 11,000,  
Breakfast (Typical Chinese breakfast: baozi [steamed bun filled with meat or vegetables], soy milk): 1.5-5 CNY (25-80 cents)
Lunch & dinner (meat, vegetables, rice):