Tianjin is an up-and-coming city, as one can easily tell from the development of businesses and buildings in downtown Tianjin. The Binhai New Area, where the Tianjin Juilliard campus is located can be described as peaceful. Situated just beside the Haihe river, one can be treated to the gorgeous view of the waters all year round, with well-maintained parks just in its vicinities. 

Jaben (MM ’22, horn)

Arts and Culture

In the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, major symphony orchestras and ensembles from around the world perform in spectacular venues such as the Tianjin Grand Theater, Tianjin Concert Hall, National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. 

Local Activities

Go on a day trip to visit Tianjin’s portion of the Great Wall of China at Huangyaguan, stroll the historical streets of the Five Great Avenues, or take in the sights at the Tianjin Haihe Cultural Square. Also known as the “Mother River of Tianjin,” the Haihe,  weaves through the central part of the city, east through Yujiapu, the center of Binhai Area where The Tianjin Juilliard School located and empties into the Bohai Sea at the Port of Tianjin.  

Local Cuisine

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Tianjin is proud of its distinctive local cuisine, including roast duck, fresh seafood, and famous traditional local snacks such as steamed buns, fried dough twists, and other delectable desserts.  


From the high-speed train station adjacent to the school in Binhai, one can reach downtown Tianjin in just over 20 minutes, Beijing in exactly one hour, or Shanghai in four hours. Flights from the Tianjin Binhai International Airport can whisk you away for a weekend of exploration in other fascinating cities within China, or a quick getaway with direct service to dynamic cities like Seoul, Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore, among others.