Tianjin Century Clock
At 0:00 on January 1, 2001, the sweet bell rang in front of the Liberation Bridge in the square in front of Tianjin Station, ringing the bells of the new century. From that moment on, the century clock has become one of the most iconic buildings in Tianjin with the new century. When the big clock is reported for the first time every day, the music of Dongfanghong sounds, and every time the hour is reported, the world-specific bells are used.
Tianjin Station's predecessor "Old Leading Railway Station" is the memorial site of the Boxer Rebellion against the Eight-Power Allied Forces. The origin of the name "old faucet" dates back to the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty. The Qianlong Emperor Hongli traveled countless times throughout his life, and his footprints were almost all over the country. He also visited Tianjin many times. After Qianlong drove Tianjin, he passed the Sancha River mouth and sailed through the Tianhou Palace. When the dragon boat sailed past the Majiakou, he saw the water and the sky in the distance. The river suddenly turned east and suddenly turned west. It resembled a dragon, and it was beautiful. This is the "old leader".
Liberation Bridge is also known as Wan Guoqiao. Because Tianjin was British, French, Russian, American, German, Japanese, Italian, Austrian, and the nine countries' concessions, it was named. The bridge was built at the entrance to the French Concession and was built by the French Concession Bureau. Therefore, the Tianjin people were more willing to call it the "French Bridge."
Century Clock Plaza is located on the north bank of Haihe River in Tianjin, not far from Tianjin Railway Station. It is one of the landmark buildings in Tianjin. There is a huge mechanical clock on the Century Clock Plaza, mostly made of metal. The inner framework can be seen from the side. With many interlocked parts, the Clock is huge and precise. Many tourists who come to Tianjin take photos here.