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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. Plan your visit to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Harbin trip itinerary maker.
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Where to stay in Harbin

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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  • Central street or 中央大街 (Zhong Yang Da Jie) is located in downtown Harbin near the Songhua river. It has neoclassical, Neo Byzantine and Baroque style buildings built during the Czarist era with a cobb...  more »
  • Kitayskaya Street is synonymous with Old Harbin.This Russian enclave was renamed Central Street or Zhongyang Dajie. A remnant of business and trade during the czarist era.The buildings are with neo By...  more »
  • Safe , lovely shops great eateries and street vendors. Ice carvings right along the street. Take care when walking on the frozen sections.  more »