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Address: Dushan Road, Binjiang Avenue, Heping District, Tianjin 300052, China
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Phone Number: 022-028-85568253
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Calm and Quiet in midst of Tianjin

We learned of the Xikai Church from tripadvisor and wanted to see this old church in the midst of a bustling Chinese city. It is a bit hard to find, but once you get there very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Worth a short visit if you are seeking a spiritual break in an otherwise busy city. We took a short detour to visit this church on our way to the Porcelain House

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned of the Xikai Church from tripadvisor and wanted to see this old church in the midst of a bustling Chinese city. It is a bit hard to find, but once you get there very tranquil. The church is interesting and its history is available in English. No charge to enter as it is still a functioning church so... More 

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Chengdu, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely well maintained and accessible. Beautiful exterior and an interior with numerous artefacts, paintings and statues. I was lucky enough to visit at Easter so it was thronging with visitors and locals.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Being in China for a few months and loving French/Italian churches, this church felt like coming home. It's simply stunning. If you're in Tianjin I suggest you visit this, if you have the time.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Xilai church is a functioning church. It is one of several Catholic churches in Tianjin probably a result of the Concession era. Interesting architecture and reminder of the past era. Well worth a visit as it is the end of 'shopping street' just across Nanjing Lu (use bridge) and lots of cafes where you can take a rest.

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Kuala Lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

One of the things I like doing when I travel is attending mass in a different country and I am not soo ambitious, so I would go for the English Mass. Now, it's November in China and the weather was just cold and slightly wet. It rained before I arrived, so I could see that the floor was wet. I... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

The Church can be seen for miles thanks the long Binjiang Road, and is a good photo opportunity in the daytime. Nice area around too with small cafes and no one to bother you, unlike other parts of Tianjin.

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Tianjin, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I guess if you've not seen a Christian or Catholic Church before, it is quite interesting. It's quite nice, quite clean, quite big and it does have a few interesting features but nothing on the scale of the churches you might find elsewhere. Obviously a good spot for a practising Catholic!

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Incheon, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I am not a religious person and I did not actively seek this place out. It was not even in my To-Do List or Bucket List. I stumbled into it quite by chance. It's really a good thing that the Red Guards did not get to destroy this church. The exterior and interior were like any other church I have... More 

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Tianjin, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is an interesting place to visit if you're into the politics of religion. From all outward appearances, this is quite an old style Roman Catholic Church, apparently falling under the Vatican's umbrella. However, it's actually part of the People's Catholic Church, the State run religion, not recognised by The Pope at all! As far as churches go, it's pretty... More 

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