The largest populated city found in the People s Republic of China is Tianjin, with over 11,519,000 (2007) people located in under 3000 square miles. It also has a large urban area, and is the third largest in the country under Beijing and Shanghai. Located near the Pacific Ocean, to the North West their ports are a distance away from the urban region which is situation on a canal. There are plenty of important and historical buildings that can be viewed by locals as well as tourists.
You can find yourself wondering the Gulou shopping street where you can see and purchase handmade trinkets and other detailed traditional keep sakes. There is also the opportunity to try new foods, spices and much more. There are many different types of Chinese cuisine to try such as Sichuan, Guangdong and Hunan.
There is plenty to do while on vacation in Tianjin, you can not only shop in the busiest parts of the city, but step out of the urban areas and enjoy the natural beauty that the city offers. Some very popular tourist spots are the Great Mosque, which is an important shrine for the Islamic community that started around the Qing Dynasty. It is a complex structure that has many different halls and historical artifacts all over.
Visit the water park that is consisted of 12 little islands that are all connect with tradition bridges. With the beautiful landscape of the willow trees along the water and the peaceful atmosphere of the park is just breathtaking and a must see.