Join us as we explore more about the former foreign concessions that were located in Tianjin in the early 1900s. In this walk, we will focus on the heart of the former French and British concessions.
We will start at the Jiefang bridge and then travel along Jiefang Road, formerly one of old Tianjin's main centers of commerce and activity, passing by old banks, trading houses, government buildings, clubs and religious structures. The newly restored Anglican church in the heart of the former British concession will be our stop before we heading to the Five Boulevards area which was primarily a residential section of town. Then we we will finish and have lunch. Along the way, we'll learn why Tianjin ended up being home to such an interesting mix of people and how unique Tianjin was among cities that hosted foreign concessions. Come along as we discover what legacy and buildings these three nations left in Tianjin.
The tour will be led by Michael Hart, Chairman of the Tianjin Executive committee of AmCham China. He has resided in Tianjin for over a decade and most of his career focused on commercial real estate in China.
The walking tour will be approximately 3.5 hours. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. The tour will end around the Min Yuan area and we will provide lunch place suggestions.