Wanghailou Church

Wanghailou Church

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Wanghailou Church

Introduction: Introduction:     Located at the north bank of the Haihe River, the Wang..

Tickets:Fee and Opening Hours:Admission Fee: RMB 4 yuan / personOpening Hours: 9:00-11:30,14:

Travel Tips:Tips:Wanghailou Church stands at Qiaokou of Shizilin (woods of lions) in Hebei District, Tian..

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Wanghailou Church Introduction

     Located at the north bank of the Haihe River, the Wanghailou Church is the relic of well-known “Tianjin Church Incident” in Chinese modern history. In the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), there was a Wanghailou Tower, a pleasure location for emperors who made trips to Tianjin. Beside theWanghailou Church, there are Congxi Temple and Wanghai Temple where attract many people to do obeisance.
     The best season to visit Tianjin is autumn. Tianjin falls within the temperate zone, and, being a port city in northern China, it is frequently affected by tidal air currents. The annual average temperature in Tianjin is about 13 degrees. July is the hottest month, with the temperature above 26 degrees, while January is the coldest, when below freezing temperatures can be expected. The annual precipitation of the city is not much, although occasionally plagued by monsoon weather in summer time. In Tianjin, the wind speed in winter and spring is quickest while in summer and autumn is slowest.

Wanghailou Church Features

     Wanghailou Church stands at Qiaokou of Shizilin (woods of lions) in Hebei District, Tianjin City. It was a Catholic Church built at the request of a French missionary in 1869. Considered as a haven for orphans and young children, the church, in fact, caused great harm to Chinese children. In June 1870, angry residents of Tianjin City swarmed to the church to find out why the church abused children, sometimes beating children to death. As a result, the French consul shot Tianjin County Magistrate Liu Jie, injuring his retinue. The people of Tianjin, in turn, beat up the consul and his secretary and burned down the church, including other French, English and American churches, and the French consul's office. The incident is known today as the Tianjin Church Incident.
     In 1893, imperialists used the indemnity to rebuild Wandhailou Church and other churches. During the Boxer Uprising in 1900, the church was o­nce again destroyed. The existing church was rebuilt for the third time in 1904. Facing southward, Wanghailou Church is a 56-by-15 meter post and panel structure. At the front are three tower buildings, 22 meters high and shaped like penholders. Two interior posts reflect the typical style of the French Catholic church. The church has been under state protection as a major national relic since 1988.

Wanghailou Church Tickets

Fee and Opening Hours:
Admission Fee: RMB 4 yuan / person
Opening Hours: 9:00-11:30,14:00-16:30

Wanghailou Church Transporation

Address: Northern side of Shizilin Street’s Western side, Hebei District, Tianjin City
Many buses can take you to the Wanghailou Church, such as No. 904, 863, 903 and so o­n. You can also reach there by taxi. The starting price for taxi is 8 yuan for the first three kilometers, and it will charge 1.3 yuan per kilometer starting from the fourth kilometer.

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