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 for a one-day trip to Tianjin. The train, which is 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.
Tianjin made its appearance on the global stage during the Opium War in the mid-19th century, and developed as one of the most influential commerce points during the early modern age. The old, stately buildings of the former banks and companies in the central district are the remaining trace of the concessions after the War. As the city is also known for the jewelry industry, I spent a good time looking around different types of jewelry shops in the liveliest shopping area.


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