January 29, 2022


Name Cultural Keys Phone 18611558781 Email events@culturalkeys.cn Categories Festival Celebrations , Photo Walks



Join us on our Annual Tianjin Spring Festival Walk!

Want to get out of Beijing for a day of culture, history, great food and interesting sights? Join Cultural Keys for a fantastic stroll around part of Tianjin, Beijing’s under-appreciated neighbour! Only 30 minutes away, this city has a lot going for it – riverside walks, European architecture and delicious food, not to mention a fun Spring Festival atmosphere in the weeks leading up to the holiday!

Note: Due to the new outbreak in Tianjin this event may be cancelled. Please contact us for the most up to date information.

On this trip our guide will introduce the history of the city, its traditional crafts and foods, some of its most famous locations and of course, the Spring Festival decorations market where you can shop for all your Year of the Tiger decorations! You’ll then get to make your own decorations with the lucky Chinese character 福 (blessings) and lucky couplets to hang around and on your front door when you get home to keep bad luck away and invite good luck in!

The south entrance to Ancient Culture Street, which has been the site of a decorations market for hundreds of years.
What exactly is this event?

Our Spring Festival walk to Tianjin has become an annual event for CK, and is an opportunity to be guided to some interesting places in the city whilst also finding out something about them with a native speaking English guide, with a special visit to the decorations market which is held every year near Ancient Culture Street. With a big variety of paper decorations available, it’s where locals go to buy their decorations. The emphasis is on a fun, informative and relaxing walk with friends with plenty of time for photos rather than lots of historical information.  This year we have also added a class with an expert calligrapher, allowing you to make your own decorations: lucky phrases and characters written on red paper. 

– Tianjin Spring Festival Walk  –

Date: Saturday January 29th
Location: Meeting at Tianjin Railway Station (the main station) 天津站
Event starts: 10am
Event concludes: 7.30pm
Price: 488RMB per person including guide, lunch, dinner and calligraphy class
Availability: Max. 12 people | Everyone 12+ years old is welcome to join
Payment: Prepayment required via WeChat, Alipay or PayPal (+5% free – no account required)

The Spring Festival decorations market. The rectangular paper cuttings are unique to Tianjin!


10.00am: Meet at Tianjin Railway Station
10.30am: Guided walk around the former Italian concession
11.50am: Lunch
1.00pm: Walk down Ancient Culture Street, visit Tian Hou temple and the Spring Festival decorations market
3.00pm: Walk to the drum tower area
3.30: Chinese calligraphy class
5.00: Walk to restaurant
5.30: Dinner
7pm: Walk along Hai River to train station
7.30pm: Event concludes at train station

Please note that a lot of walking will be done during this event.

We welcome families with children 12+. Our guide is a native-English speaker, so the walk will be 100% in English. 

Transportation is not included in this event. For attendees coming from Beijing, we recommend taking the fast train departing Beijing south at 09.04, arriving at Tianjin station at 09.34. Please be sure to arrive at the train station in time for our walk to begin at 10am. It takes approximately 15 minutes to reach the walk start location from the platform. If you’re not familiar with the train station we will tell you exactly how to get there!

At the time of writing a negative nucleic acid test taken within 48 hours of travel is required to enter Tianjin and return to Beijing. 

If you have any questions, or to sign up, please scan the QR code on the poster, add AJDonnelly on WeChat, or email us at events@culturalkeys.cn. Alternatively, fill in the form below and we will get back to you within 24 hours.


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    Learn to write one of the luckiest characters in Chinese: fu (福字)!

    We look forward to having you join us for this wonderful event!


    Please note: Pre-booking and prepayment required. A minimum number of people is required for this event to go ahead. If we do not meet the required minimum number of participants, you will receive a full refund. Once payment is made and your booking has been confirmed, we are unable to offer refunds except in the event of cancellation due to government COVID-19 restrictions on travel or due to our own discretion. Cultural Keys will not offer a refund if you are refused entry to the city due to not holding a negative result from a nucleic acid test taken within 48 hours of the trip. Please be aware a lot of walking will be done during the course of this walk.

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