Cultural Tour — Understanding Modern China through Tianjin
来源:  作者:  编辑:付勇钧  2018-06-04 19:34:04

Wudadao Cultural Tourism Area

Tianjin is one of the first Chinese cities to have contact with modern western civilization. Foreign buildings of various styles have been built and preserved in Tianjin, which form a group of historic buildings represented by those at “Wudadao”. In modern times, Tianjin once became the political center of China. Some presidents and premiers in the 1910s, and some revolutionary pioneers relocated and stayed in Tianjin. The former residence of each celebrity carries a part of history.All this makes Tianjin a good choice for tourists to develop a good understanding of modern China.

Wudadao Culture Tourist Area  It is a national 4A-class tourist area, refers to therectangular area south of Chengdu Road, north of Machang Road, east of Xikang Road and west of the junction between Machang Road and Nanjing Road. There are more than 2,000 garden villas built in the 1920s or 1930s, 300 of which are historic buildings or former residences of celebrities. Therefore, it is known as the “Museum of Foreign Buildings”.

Italian-style Tourist Area  It is a 4A tourist area in China, with the largest-scopeand best-preserved Italian-style group of buildings in Asia. The Italian-style buildings are from different periods, with various styles, and most of them used to be former residences of celebrities. The newly-furnished Xinyi Street and Music Square are there.

Serenity Garden  It is the former residence of Pu Yi, the last emperor of theQing Dynasty (1644-1911). It is now a historic building under special protection in Tianjin and a national 3A tourist area. It was built in 1921 as Qian Garden and was later renamed as Serenity Garden after Pu Yi moved there in July 1929. There is an exhibition hall of Pu Yi, with more than 100 pictures and documents, displaying the legend of the last emperor and his life in Tianjin.