Tianjin is 85 miles southeast of Beijing. Tianjin is one of the four municipal cities under the direct jurisdiction of the Chinese central government and is the largest industrial city and port in northern China. 
Historical changes in past 600 years have made Tianjin a unique place, mingling both ancient and the modern Chinese and Western styles.
Tianjin is well situated for travel by land, sea or air and has become an international tourist destination and a base in northern China for chartered tourist planes. For travelers interested in commerce, study or tours centered on such things as preventative medicine or folk customs Tianjin has many advantages. In addition, it now only takes an hour to travel by car from Tianjin to Beijing on the new Beijing-Tianjin-Tanggu Expressway.