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Address: Sophia Square, South Bank of the Songhua River, Daoli District, Harbin 150000, China
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For the European, this is pretty standard with nothing too special about it. However, for someone who has a genuine interest in China, this is worth a visit given that it is so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Oahu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Russian church situated in the middle of a square; a favorite spot for the newly weds. The facade of the church is better maintained than the interior; $15 RMB per person for the entrance fee. The interior of church has turned into an exhibit hall with photos of the 19th century Harbin; the migration history and eventual development of... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the European, this is pretty standard with nothing too special about it. However, for someone who has a genuine interest in China, this is worth a visit given that it is so out of place and the last building you'd expect in a Chinese city! The exhibit inside is worth a quick glance and with some old photos of... More 

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Reviewed March 20, 2017

It's like you're in Rusia or Europe when you're here.There are many birds also.It's a nice feeling despite the cold.

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Nanjing, China
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

If you are fan of historial big monuments , this church is a must. Its quite good also at night to visit .

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

The church has an interesting history, but the interior is nothing special. The Russian influence is clear.

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Monterey Park, California
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

The square with the Sophia Cathedral attract many visitors to take pictures, I enjoy the little mall on left hand side of street. Mc Donald is downstairs with no restroom . You could take bus here to many attractions around Harbin. Be careful your belongings and purses especially on buses. Wear warm clothings.

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Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

The area is good for relax and close to shopping mall and branded stores. This area is close to famaous street and Harbin tourist center, food market, etc. Also you can find many stuffs coming from Rusia here. Cafe and restaurant also available at surrounding area.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed March 8, 2017

If you have time, walk and take pictures from the outside. It is not worth the time nor money to go inside. They pretty much made it a photo museum. It looks nothing like a church in the past. It's crumbling down and no renovation is made inside.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

Havent been to Russia (yet) so was keen to see. Visited during the day, but wouldn't bother with the inside visit (only 15RMB but a queue). Inside is a photo exhibit of old Harbin rather than the original church.

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Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Went there for the church. There is a shop selling post card and winter stuff. There are some street vendors around the square

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