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Sophia Square, Harbin

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Admire the colors and culture of Sophia Square, a public plaza known as the home of a large-scale orthodox church. Extending out in front of the 1912 Byzantine-style church, the square allows for investigation of the church's ornate exterior decoration and architectural idiosyncrasies, which stand in clear contrast to the other architecture around the square. The space itself also represents a popular meeting place for locals and tourists alike, hosting a range of food and souvenir stalls. Before you head to Harbin, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Harbin tour planner, to make sure you see all that Harbin has to offer, including Sophia Square.
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  • Such beautiful Russian architecture in the heart of Harbin! Saw a photo shoot going on for a wedding and lots of doves around.  more »
  • The square is huge - but watch out in the winter - it is very slippery!!! The cathedral is beautiful - bought a ticket to see the inside and was slightly disappointed. I wasn't expecting it to be a mu...  more »
  • I am from Russia and I have to mention that this Cathedral is beautiful, the architecture is really awesome and this church is among a few things that remain after the city and the area were left by R...  more »
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  • The building is very Russian. The whole Harbin city is a heritage of Russian culture. On this square you can find the biggest Orthodox church in the far east. There are many shopping malls around this square, so it is convenient to buy souvenirs.
  • The square near the Sofia Temple. Note for shade. Surrounded by numerous souvenir shops.
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  • Buses at this station called architectural art square, the landmark of Harbin, locals like to, foreigners will come to take pictures of tourist attractions, in front of lots of pigeons, can be 5 bucks a bag of corn to feed the pigeons,,, but the Church is not open, as Harbin, said they did not know what Church
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  • 哈爾濱保存最為完整的教堂之一,哈爾濱市區的一大特色景觀。
  • Yes, many outside vendors.
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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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