Saint Sophia Cathedral, Harbin

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Admire the imposing, Byzantine architecture of Saint Sophia Cathedral, a former Eastern Orthodox church and landmark of Harbin. The church was built in the early 20th century, when Russians made up a third of the city's population. Now serving as a museum, the majestic building features towering spires and rotund green domes. Step inside to see photographs that explain how Harbin developed into a bustling city over the last 100 years. Take the guesswork out of planning a Harbin vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • According to the Harbin tourism guide as the building of the Church always and invariably appeared to Russia Orthodox Church. Is soaring in the city of Harbin in imposing the Church around that square is a square, watching the Association from any direction can be. Central Avenue until the 10-minute walk and the location, close to public transportation such as buses.
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  • The European church, which only retains its external integrity, is broken inside, and there is no history that can be viewed or read as a pity, but only to the business of the week.
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  • Beautiful place and entrancing, and have lots of history of this Church (formerly) and the Museum now) it's good to take pictures there and there in the city's history and the Museum and when Bennett and trmmet, but there isn't anything written in a foreign language (Chinese) maybe you can go there to pick up some Photo only
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  • Absolutely gorgeous and stunning cathedral which is relatively large. A flock of pigeons surround the area, which makes for a nice photo. This is a great example of Russian architecture within Harbin. The famous pedestrian street is also nearby. It is also in a town square, which means a lot of loud events ruin the spectacle. The price to enter the cathedral is also rather pricey, at 12 RMB (approx. $2) for almost nothing. Inside is just a boring photography museum with no captions. But, it is a great place to take in the exterior view.
  • A nice historical architecture left behind by the Russians.Once patronised by Russians residing in Harbin City in the last century is now a famous tourist attraction and iconic structure of Harbin City. Dated : 26/06/2017 ( Monday ).
  • Lots of history. Great exhibition inside.
  • Small but beautiful. Entrance fee about 30rmb
  • Well maintained Russian church in Harbin, China

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South of the Songhua River, you'll find the bulk of accommodations in Harbin. In a cluster close to Zhaolin Park, a number of modern hotels, a few guesthouses, and other budget-friendly options along the less traveled streets cater to a range of travelers. Look for hotels occupying old Russian-built architectural landmarks, with some particularly notable ones located across the Nangang District.
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