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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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  • Church of St. Sophia has a unique medieval feel to it. Built in neo Byzantine style which is the commonest orthodox church design, it's red brick color and the onion dome impart it a uniquely Russian ...  more »
  • This was a nice place to walk around for a little bit but there was lots of ice on the ground and it was very slippery. The staff was trying to break it up with machinery but I would advise caution if...  more »
  • This is a nice square to go to especially to see the stunning exterior of St Sophia's Cathedral. We stayed close to Sophia Square but it was a pity that we did not take picture of it in the night. The...  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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  • 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。
  • 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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  • Yes, many outside vendors.
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