Somerset Olympic Tower Tianjin
Tianjin is a rare gem of a city: the fourth largest populated metropolis in China still retains specks of European panache in much its architecture, as a result of its historic encounters as various European concessions. Set against the backdrop of the Bohai Gulf, this one-time imperial port currently serves as Beijing’s access point to the sea.
Somerset Olympic Tower Tianjin is set in the midst of this vibrant coastal city. Located in a shopping and residential area, it is a short 15-minute walk to Tianjin’s Central Business District, and closely linked to other parts of the city. Hop on to one of the endless streams of taxis, take the Metro or bus, or if you’re feeling adventurous, rent a bike and cruise down Tianjin’s many bicycle-friendly lanes.
One of Tianjin’s essential and most grandiose attractions is Huangyaguan, also known as the Huangya (Yellow Cliff) Pass. Built 1,400 years ago, it is a small anatomical part of the larger Great Wall of China. Stretching 42 kilometres, it features the stone base built in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550 - 557) as well as the brick battlements stratified in the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644).
Those seeking some city fun should visit the Shuishang Water Park, distinguished by its iconic giant ferris wheel. The largest urban park and recreation area in Tianjin, it spans 126.7 hectares and consists of nine islands and three lakes that wrap around a medley of pagodas, walkways and gardens.
Take in the sights and aromas of Ancient Culture Street and Nanshi Food Street, both serving up delectable gastronomic offerings and souvenirs within ancient Chinese structures. While Nanshi Food Street houses over 100 shops trading in Chinese delicacies and seafood, Ancient Culture Street offers an assortment of unique Chinese snacks and handicraft.