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-Travel to The Eye of Tianjin

Tianjin Eye is a 120-metre tall giant Ferris wheel built above the Yongle Bridge over the Hai River in Tianjin, China. It is claimed to be the only such wheel to have been constructed over a bridge.Construction started in 2007, with completion of the main body on 18 December 2007, and the wheel opened to the public on 7 April 2008.At the time of its completion, only the 135-meters London Eye, 160-meters Star of Nanchang, and 165-meters Singapore Flyer were taller.

Tianjin Eye is one of four 120 m Ferris wheels in China, the other three being Changsha Ferris Wheel, Suzhou Ferris Wheel , and Zhengzhou Ferris Wheel. The only Chinese Ferris wheel with a greater height is the 160-metre Star of Nanchang, which opened in 2006. Tianjin Eye is electrically powered and has 48 passenger capsules, each able to carry 8 passengers, and takes 30 minutes to complete a rotation, giving a maximum capacity of 768 passengers per hour. The price is RMB70 per person. It opens from 9am to 9:30pm (closed in heavy wind or rian).

How to get there:It is located on the Yongle Bridge that connects Hebei District and Hongqiao District. You can by the bus No.802 at Tianjin railway station platform A and get off at stop "heibeiwumalu". You can also take a taxi, and the tianjin taxi is from RMB7 and per kilometer is RMB1.5.

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