Come here! U cannot miss this place. It's Russian architecture and it's a famous attraction of harbin. Watch how the locals spend their time here too
This is indeed the landmark of Harbin. You rarely see such a western religious building in China with a big structure and delicate design. The Church highlights Harbin's DNA as a unique Chinese city heavily influenced by Russian culture. However, when you go inside it's another story. The Church related things are all gone. No alter, no pew, even no... More
Church of St. Sophia is a beautiful church to see both during the day and night. There are great photo opportunities and new things to see each visit. Make sure to feed the pigeons during the day and to watch the water show at night. Bring a good camera!
It's worth the price of admission, but just barely. There are a couple of scale models and a lot of photographs inside, nothing more. Still, the photos tell an interesting story about the city's Russian past (that is wished away by the Chinese). Better idea: Have your picture taken in front of the museum, then go to the sister museum... More
The square and the surrounding buildings try to detract from the beauty of St Sophia but cannot. It is a beautiful building, and when the light is right, striking. Unfortunately inside has been turned into a museum and the walls are peeling and disheveled.
I was looking forward to seeing a beautiful church from another time, but was disappointed that the interior had been neglected and was now functioning as a museum of photos of days gone by. Photos were interesting but not what I expected of this charming church.
Standing on the square in front of the St. Sophia Church will make you think you are in a different country, and not China. Harbin as a city is strong in Russian influence and this church is a strong reminder of this influence. It is now a tourist attraction and you have to buy a ticket to get inside, which... More
at sunny day i come is very nice and alot of people gather to take a picture.. when night i come is very interesting, this place is very beautifull not many people in there.. but very good to see it.. when the bulb on this church make another building more nicer
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