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Saint Sophia Cathedral

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Address: No.88 Toulong Street, Daoli District, Harbin 150000, China
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+86 451 8467 9456
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$190.00*
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Harbin City History and Local Culture Private Day Tour Including Lunch
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Great looking Russian Church that is now a museum

We visited in the morning. Lovely to walk around the outside and admire architecture I don't think I've seen. It is a museum now and serves no religious purpose. When we visited... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Fairlight, Australia
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Fairlight, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited in the morning. Lovely to walk around the outside and admire architecture I don't think I've seen. It is a museum now and serves no religious purpose. When we visited there was a photography exhibition that showed the Russian lifestyle in the early 1900s. There are still some religious symbols in the church, including a scene of Jeus... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful architecture, historical site nice for a photo shoot. Russian in China...interesting except the local speaks mandarin..lol

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Shanghai Region, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice and amazing structure from outside, worth of pics at day and night. But, inside there is just a bunch of images with some history but really nothing exciting, even the building itself is in bad shape and nothing worth to take a picture from. I would sugest skip entering and stay outside!!, if traveling with kids avoid going inside,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We didn't go in because the line was quite long. It was still nice to see from the outside. Walking to and from there also gives a chance to see side streets, etc.

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Gliwice, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a semi-museum; a nice building and an interesting trace of the Russians in town. There is s display of Harbin's history from a village to a city throughout 19th/20th century but it is all in Chinese with the exception of 3-4 translations into English. The place is crowded. Cost:15RMB (Jan 2017)

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Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit here second time by taking a guide. Interesting historical site but little signage in English, so a guide was helpful.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not as impressive as one would think judging by the amount hype this place recieves. Overly commercialised.

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Jakarta
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The site is now a "historical" museum comprised of an array of photos, not a single one of which has an English caption. Moreover, we stayed at The North International Youth Hostel which also has a collection of historical photos mounted on its walls, and these were actually MORE interesting than the ones in the Cathedral - for instance, they... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have the time you'll be able to see several less known Russian buildings in Harbin which don't draw a crowd. However, I found the crowds to be minimal compared to other tourist attractions I've seen in China. This one is good as it is centrally located in the CBD and hard to miss as it stands out amongst... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building with great architecture but it is not a church at all inside. It is a museum with old photos showing Harbin history. Outside you can also pay to feed pigeons, which we found a bit cliche.

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