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Saint Sophia Cathedral, Harbin
(3.9/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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. Saint Sophia Cathedral is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Harbin Edition.
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  • The best time to Harbin of China is winter. Although the weather was so cold, the scenery was much more attractive, especially the Saint Sophia Cathedral. The grand Saint Sophia Cathedral took us to e...  more »
  • Close to the pedestrian street, is located on the large square, watched the evening just outside. A lot of Chinese tourists in the evening got, but it's not a problem (in China), crowded queue to make the photo. In addition to this you can visit the shop on the square with the Russians suddenly products who need to), there is a picture gallery.
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  • 在欧洲看到了太多巨型教堂,但在国内的教堂,如此有特点的也的确难得,周围还有这么大的广场,有很多鸽子栖息在教堂周围,画面和谐,相得益彰。不过据说教堂里面一般,所以也就没进去了,看看外边感觉就蛮好的。 
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  • Looks amazing, especially at night. Very unique.
  • Nice little Cathedral. Worth a look at.
  • good
  • beautiful church!
  • story about harbin city - inside the cathedral