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Address: No.88 Toulong Street, Daoli District, Harbin 150000, China
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Phone Number: +86 451 8467 9456
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Great photos of old Harbin

Great photos of old Harbin in the permenent exhibition here. The architecture is interesting and there's some English signage.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 27, 2016
San Francisco, California
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best time to Harbin of China is winter. Although the weather was so cold, the scenery was much more attractive, especially the Saint Sophia Cathedral. The grand Saint Sophia Cathedral took us to experience the history of different Harbin. And the square around is also a good place for visit.

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Bundaberg, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let's face it, if you are in Harbin, you are vising the cathedral. It is easy to combine a visit to Zhongyang da jie (pedestrian mall) with a visit to Saint Sophia cathedral. The cathedral is no longer a religious institution, it is now a "museum" containing photos of Harbin as it has developed over the years. The photos are... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Great photos of old Harbin in the permenent exhibition here. The architecture is interesting and there's some English signage.

Thank BobTravelSFO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

St Sofia Cathedral in Harbin’s St. Sofia Square. This magnificent Orthodox Cathedral from 1907 is one of the most beautiful landmarks in Harbin with its high of 53 m in this open square. You find it in the centra district of Daoli, on the corner of Toulon- and Zhaolin Street. It is said to be the largest Orthodox Cathedral in... More 

Thank MineReiseplaner
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

An old church with Russian beauty. It brings you to a time where Russians might have stayed in the city. You have to move around it to see its magnificent view. Even if it is surrounded by lots of tall buildings, it still can stand on its own and its beauty stands out. There is a specific time for the... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

The cathedral is houses an exhibition of some great old photos of early Harbin. It quite interesting to see pictures of the nearby streets filled with Europeans. A lot of the centre has not chafed but the European faces have all gone.

Thank AcbMei
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

It is located in the middle of the town and it is well maintained and it is a nice cathedral. A must see while visiting Harbin

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Very historical and interesting building in the middle of Harbin. Good place to take a few pictures but not a whole lot else to do

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This is an iconic site in Harbin, and worth a quick and budget friendly ticket (15 rmb) to take a peek. The restored exterior is the most impressive part, so if you are pressed for time, admire from the square before moving on. When we visited, there was a display indoors of historical photo copies from the time of the... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

It is pretty crowded around. It is like an oasis in the crowd and tall buildings jungle. The square where it is surrounded by shopping malls and stores, place to do some shopping too.

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