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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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Harbin trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Harbin is a no, not so much of it is of no feeling there is something particularly eye-catching. Tired of Central Avenue's souvenir shop, see comic relief about it?
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  • On a sunny october day it is nice to see the square with the cathedral. At the end towards the river there’s an underground shoppingcenter with really cool stuff. The Zhong Yang Pedestrian Street is v...  more »
  • The Sofia area is not very large, and it is almost the middle of the various kinds of travel products. There is a wide circle of ice and snow in the wide area, such as snow and other northern features tour. Location is good, dining, transportation is very convenient.
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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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