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Address: No.88 Toulong Street, Daoli District, Harbin 150000, China
Phone Number: 0451-84679456
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Saint Sophia Cathedral Museum

If you've been to Russia, the place may actually disappoint as it is not longer a working church and the building it self has seen better days in the past. Nevertheless, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A very historical cathedral but nothing left inside, destroyed by Chinese culture revolution. So 10 to 15 min stay, take a photo and slightly walk around is enough

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Rockford, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Nice Russian church built around 1932. I have had the opportunity to see many churches around Europe that hold more for the history but this is unique for the area and worth visiting to understand the local culture.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you've been to Russia, the place may actually disappoint as it is not longer a working church and the building it self has seen better days in the past. Nevertheless, the church/museum itself has several interesting photos about Harbin's regional history which are worth seeing on their own. And for those who have not seen a Russian Orthodox Church... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had read reviews that this was a must see attraction to see in Harbin. We decided to stop by on our way to the airport and were happy that we did. Although we're not big history buffs, it was still nice to see the beautiful building in persona and take some pictures.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Saint Sophia Cathedral is a beautiful building that houses a very interesting museum of the history of Harbin. I would recommend going inside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The cathedral is way smaller than I thought. Though, it is a nice place to visit because of the history and construction. It is a pity that the building and it's surrounding is not properly maintain. At the corner of the square, there is a souvenir store with paintings and souvenirs for sale. When I approached them to buy ticket... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is worth to drop by the square in front of the church in the day and go again at night for photoshooting again. By the day, there will be birds flying around and it will look nice with the blue sky as background. By the night, there will be lights to illuminate it. As for the museum, there is... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you are in Harbin, this is the essential place to visit, at least for the picture. I came here quite early in the morning and it was nice to see people walking through with their dogs, birds flying through, and relative peace and quiet (pretty rare in China).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Interesting photographs, explaining about the growth of Harbin and the Russian influence. The Church is a traditional Onion Domed style and is now a museum. Again, it is all in Chinese, so it could be helpful if there were some notices in English.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A Landmark of Harbin. Feel Russian influences of the city. located at the center of Harbin so stopping by for a picture won't leave you regret.

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