Beijing (Xingang), China
The port of Xingang is now referred to as the Tianjin Cruise Port. It is the largest port in Northern China and the main maritime gateway to Beijing. It is located on the western shore of the Bohai Bay, in the estuary of the Haihe River, 170 km south east of Beijing and 60 km east of Tianjin city.
The key sites in Beijing are Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Badaling Great Wall, Beihai Park, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Fragrant Hill, Shidu Scenic Spot, Relics of Primitive at Zhoukoudian, Longqing Gorge, Big Bell Temple, White Dragon Pond, Ming Tombs, Lugou Bridge, Mutianyu Great Wall and Grand View Garden.
Things to See & Do
* Tian'anmen Square
* The Forbidden City
* The Temple of Heaven
* The Great Wall of China
* Summer Palace
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Chinese Yuan (CNY)
Language – Mandarin
Population – 13,000,000 approx (Tianjin)
Land Area – 11,760 km² (Tianjin)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 86
Port Location – The new Tianjin Cruise Homeport is located 2 hours (137 km) southeast of Bijing, in the southern tip of the Dongjiang peninsula.
Travel Links – Beijing is the largest transport hub in Northern China with convenient transportation links extending in all directions. The modern international airport and radiating road and rail network ensures ease of access.
Important Visa Information
Australian and New Zealand passport holders staying on board or going ashore to visit any Chinese ports are required to obtain a single-entry Chinese visa (3 month validity) prior to travel. We recommend you include a copy of your itinerary with your application and confirm the expiration of the visa at the time of issue to ensure that it is valid for your stay in China. Visas cannot be issued upon the ship’s arrival. Please note that any passengers not in possession of a Chinese visa may be denied boarding or incur a fine.