Tianjin , China


Tianjin gallery
Tianjin(Chinese: 天津; pinyin: Tiānjīn; Postal map spelling: Tientsin) is one of the four municipalities of China that are directly under the central government and have provincial-level status.The opening of the Grand Canal of China during the Sui Dynasty prompted the development of Tianjin into a trading center. Until 1404 Tianjin was called "Zhigu" (直沽), or "Straight Port". In that year, the Emperor Yongle(永乐) renamed the city "Tianjin", literally "Heaven Ford", to mean that the emperor (son of heaven) forded the river at that point.-Wikipedia-