2011年09月21日

Short Trip to Tianjin 天津

In the middle of September, I took the CRH (China Railway High-speed) in Beijing to make a short trip to Tianjin. The train, known as China’s Bullet Train, was quiet and comfortable just like the Shinkansen in Japan. Just 30 minutes after the departure, I was in Tianjin Station.
It was during the Second Opium War in the mid-19th century that Tianjin made its appearance on the global stage, and during the early modern age it developed into one of the most influential commerce points. The old, stately buildings of the former banks and companies in the central district are the remaining trace of the concession period after the War. On the other hand, the city has been known for its jewelry industry, so I tried to spend as much time as possible looking around the different types of jewelry shops and processing places downtown.


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