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| Updated: 2011-11-03 09:15:24 | (chinadaily.com.cn) |

The one and only Zhou Enlai and Deng Ying Chao Monument is located in Tianjin. Tianjin Museum, Tianjin Confucian Temple Museum, Guangdong Assembly Hall and Tianfei Palace Remains Museum, which has the only Mazu remains in the north of China, are also located in Tianjin.

Tianjin Museum

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Tianjin Museum

Address: No.31, You Yi Rd, Hexi District

Tel: +86-22-58793000

Opening hours: 09:00-16:30 from Tuesday to Sunday. Ticket window closes at 16:00. Closed on Monday (legal holidays excluded).

Ticket Price: Free

Introduction: The museum contains more than 200,000 collections of cultural relics and folk arts including an oracle bone script, bronzeware, pottery, porcelain, jade, imperial seals, stone stand used in calligraphy, Chinese paintings and calligraphy works, currencies, and post stamps. Approximately 1,000 collections are national first-level cultural relics.

Zhou Enlai and Deng Yingchao Monument

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Zhou Enlai and Deng Yingchao Monument

Address: No.1, Shui Shang Gong Yuan Bei St, Nankai District

Tel: +86-22-23592257 or 23591821

Opening hours: 09:00-16:30 from Tuesday to Sunday. Ticket window closes at 16:00. It Closes on Monday.

Ticket Price: Free

Introduction: The monument is built to commemorate China's late premier Zhou Enlai and his spouse Deng Yingchao. Zhou and Deng spent their youth in Tianjin and they had always considered Tianjin their second hometown, thus their will had expressed their wish that their ash be scattered in the Haihe River.

Tianjin Natural History Museum

Address: No.206, Ma Chang Rd, Hexi District

Tel: +86-22-23359807

Opening hours: 09:00-17:00 from Tuesday to Sunday. Ticket window closes at 15:30. It Closes on Monday.

Introduction: As a comprehensive natural history museum covering zoology, botany, Paleontology, and geology, Tianjin Natural History Museum contains a full range of diverse and precious biological and geological fossil specimens. The museum holds approximately 400,000 fossil specimens of all kinds of animals, plants, and ancient creatures and human beings. It has the largest collection of specimens in China. Among the 400,000 fossil specimens, over 1,300 are national first- and second-level treasures. In 2004, the new Sea World pavilion was built, home to live aquatic creatures.

Tianjin Science and Technology Museum

Address: No.94, Long Chang Rd, Hexi District

Tel: +86-22-28320315

Opening hours: 09:00-16:30 from Tuesday to Sunday. It opens on holidays and closes on Monday.

Fulldome movie screens from 11:00-15:00. (Please make reservations for group screenings)

Astronomy content films for every Saturday and Sunday. (Look for posters for details.)

Ticket Price: 25 yuan/visitor

Introduction: Tianjin Science and Technology Museum is one of the largest comprehensive science and technology museums with advanced facilities in China. Visitors can interact with more 80 percent of the exhibited objects.

Tianjin Theater Museum (Guangdong Assembly Hall)

Address: Southern side of Tianjin Drum-tower

Opening hours: 09:00-11:20 a.m. 14:00-16:30 p.m.

Ticket Price: 30 yuan for adults and 15 yuan for children

Tianjin Theater Museum is the largest Qing Dynasty assembly hall with most delicate interior decorations. The theater stage, one of the most precious Chinese wood-structure architectures, is the body of the museum. Up above the stage hangs the ten-ton spiral ceiling structure functioning as a loudspeaker. Mr. Sun Yat-senhad gave a speech here in 1912.

Tianhou Temple (Tianjin Folklore Museum)

Address: No.80, Ancient Culture St, Nankai District

Ticket Price: Free

Introduction: Completed in Yuan Dynasty, TianhouTemple is the oldest temple preserved in Tianjin. Tianhou Temple, inn conjunction with Putianmeizhou Mazu Temple in Fujian Province and Beigangchaotian Temple in Taipei, has been nominated one of the world's three most famous Mazu temples. It has thus become a research and study center for scholars and students from home and abroad.

Yuan Ming Qing Tianfei Temple Museum

Address: Da Zhi Gu Zhong Rd, Hedong District

Tel: +86-22-24126989

Opening hours: 09:00-11:30 a.m. 13:30-16:30 p.m. It Closes on Monday.

Ticket Price: Free

Introduction: The museum is home to ancient Mazu temple remains, the cause and development of Mazu worship, and the history of Tianjin. As the first Mazu temple in the north of China, even Tianfei Temple has a history 100 years longer than the city of Tianjin Wei.

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