Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, Harbin

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Explore European belle époque architecture in the Far East in Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, a cobblestone zone in a city once dubbed the "Moscow of the Orient." Built in 1898 by Russian architects, this 1,450 m (4,757 ft) long street features some 71 buildings representing a variety of European styles from the era. Well-preserved Neo-Baroque and Eclecticism structures will make you feel as if you're on a movie set, with countless street vendors selling anything from exotic to regular. Browse through department stores, visit the Orthodox cathedral, and sample local cuisine in one of the many restaurants on the street. Work out when and for how long to visit Zhongyang Pedestrian Street and other Harbin attractions using our handy Harbin trip itinerary planning site .
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  • Nice atmosphere and ambience if you just want to find a place to walk aimlessly. Because all the stores are a duplicate of one another, many stalls selling “Russian” souvenirs etc or sausages.  more »
  • I only had an hour for a quick walkabout, but could have spent a few more. There are many good restaurants in the area, and plenty of shops. The Starbucks nearby was a welcome break.  more »
  • You need a full day at this shopping street to really explore what the shops and malls have to offer. There is variety for sure, clothes, shoes, souvenirs galore and of course, food, both above ground...  more »

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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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