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Sophia Square

Sophia Square, South Bank of the Songhua River, Daoli District, Harbin 150000, China
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Ranked #4 of 142 Attractions in Harbin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

easy to find and sweet big odl church, good to rest and relax and see locals hanging out. not much else to say about it, its a old church that is pretty

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Shenyang, China
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I felt like I was outside China for a few moments. The architecture is amazing. I loved the pictures I took there.

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Lancashire
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140 reviews 140 reviews
26 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Russian church is magnificent, it houses many photos of the city's history. Unfortunately, none of the information was in English, but it was still ok to work out what was happening. There are some wonderful fountains that move to music, apparently these are working for a couple of hours in the afternoon. there are activities around the square for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the must see tourist attractions not far from the walking street known as Center Street. It is a place that both tourists and locals frequent. A great example of the Russian Orthodox style churches. You can combine a nice day at Center Street and walk over to Sophia's in about 10 minutes. About 4 years ago they upgraded... More

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Harbin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Thank the Russians for this unique bit of architecture. The square could really use more activity, but it's a great place to spend a bit of time while in Harbin.

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Bangalore, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Now an Art Museum displaying the City's history from a fishing village to a Russian railway outpost to the Japanese invasion to modern day China.

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Guangzhou, China
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

When you hear about a cathedral or a Russian Church, you might think about something tall and big.. Sophia Church comes in a very mini size (small compares to other churches I've ever seen), but you will be amazed by every detail of it. Covered with snow during winter and pigeons fly over the top, made it look so magical!... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It was a beautiful church, and I loved the architecture and history. I know I'm being totally western, but I do wish they had at the minimum an English guidebook. I so wanted to know more about the pictures and history. I loved the area, even though it's a total tourist mecca. If you're ever in Harbin (or the general... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
54 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I enjoyed this visit. The church was lovely inside and out with lots of information boards and photographs on the walls. There was a little kiosk shop on entry with usual souvenirs.

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Navi Mumbai
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31 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A suare to gather,meet,,feel and enjoy.I saw many youngsters meetin and greeting each other taking photos of very attractive postures.Families visiting the square with their kids and enjoying in the excellent water Fountain.Sophia church in the square is top attraction.I have thouroughly enjoyed .But one should visit in the evening for a very pleasant visit to the square.

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