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Tianjin

Sitting at the confluence of multiple rivers is Tianjin, an industrious port city with origins dating back to the dawn of Chinese civilization. While Tianjin has served as an active centre of commerce for nearly two millennia, it was the opening of the Grand Canal during the Sui Dynasty that truly secured Tianjin’s role in history as a key port city. After the First and Second Opium Wars, Tianjin housed a variety of foreign communities. While these communities sprung up as a result of prejudiced foreign trade concessions forced upon China after the Opium Wars, the unique architectural and cultural flairs each community brought have left an interesting mark on Tianjin, and visitors today are treated to a cacophony of cross-cultural exposures.

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The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.
Rudyard Kipling

So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
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- Mr David Wallace, North India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
I thought the Ampersand team was outstanding. We couldn’t have hoped for anything more.
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India

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