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Private City Tour of Harbin in Winter
"Your Harbin tour guide will hold your name logo and wait for you at your hotel lobby at 9:00am in the morning. Your first stop is the impressive Saint Sophia Cathedral it combined the Byzantine style of architecture and the Russian folk wood architectural style together.Then have a walk at the Zhongyang Central Pedestrian Street which is paved stone from the central street and there are a total of 71 European-style buildings with Renaissance and baroque this street was renovated in 1996 and then became China's first commercial pedestrian street. Later on you will go for lunch at a local authentic Chinese restaurant. After lunch
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Small-Group Customizable 1 Day Private Harbin City Tour
"This one day Harbin private tour allows you to customize itinerary according to your personal interests. You may choose from the option in below list or places within the city but not on the list. Discuss with you guide prior to your tour departure date your guide will meet and greet you at the lobby of your downtown Harbin hotel to embark on a day of excitements and show you beautiful Harbin through local's eyes via public transportation taxi or walking!This is a private guide service for a small group of up to 3 people only. Transportation to/from attractions and admission tickets to attractions are at your own expense.  Suggested Attractions:Siberian Tiger P Sun Island is the first polar themed park combining animal shows polar attractions
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Private City Tour of Harbin in Winter
"Your Harbin tour guide will hold your name logo and wait for you at your hotel lobby at 9:00am in the morning. Your first stop is the impressive Saint Sophia Cathedral it combined the Byzantine style of architecture and the Russian folk wood architectural style together.Then have a walk at the Zhongyang Central Pedestrian Street which is paved stone from the central street and there are a total of 71 European-style buildings with Renaissance and baroque this street was renovated in 1996 and then became China's first commercial pedestrian street. Later on you will go for lunch at a local authentic Chinese restaurant. After lunch
From $217.00

Church of St. Sophia Tips (15)

Sofia Church

Since Harbin had been ruled by both China & Russia, there are many russian architecture in the city. It is said that Sofia Church is the biggest eastern orthodox church in the far East.This chruch...
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THLIN
Feb 09, 2004

Church of St. Sophia

St. Sophia Church is the biggest Orthodox Church in the Far East regions. It was built in Mar. 1907 originally and the new one, rebuilt in Nov. 1996. It is Byzantine, magnificent and glorious, fully...
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Rupertlee
Jun 26, 2005

Saint Sophia Cathedral

This massive Russian Orthodox cathedral is located a little off the Old Russian neighborhood. But it's worth the unpleasant walk. Plan to visit around dusk, to enjoy the daytime, and then the...
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calcaf38
Mar 04, 2006

Former Church of St Sophia - Part 1

Inaccurately referred to as a cathedral and technically even as a church, St Sophia's is Harbin's most famous building. It never was a cathedral and it has been deconsecrated for a long time; it is...
mke1963
Feb 19, 2005

Former Church of St Sophia - Part 2

Outside, the square has been beautified. This process includes putting in fake trees with garish orange leaves, because the natural beauty of indigenous trees is rarely sufficient in China.To the...
mke1963
Feb 19, 2005

St. Sophia Church: Harbin's Architectural History

Built in 1907, the Russian Orthodox St. Sophia Church costs 10 RMB to enter, no student price. There's a combination ticket for 20 RMB IIRC which includes admission into another place of worship...
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ellyse
Sep 01, 2007

Sophia Church

I believe the St. Sophia Church was built around the turn of the century by the Russians, who rebuilt it soon after. Whatever the case, today it is used as a museum. It's lit up at night, and in the...
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John195123
Oct 18, 2007

St Sophia Cathedral

St Sophia's in Harbin is an imposing building and is the principal, but certainly not the only, example of Russian architecture in the city. Inside has not been fully restored but is still well worth...
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Flying.Scotsman
Aug 03, 2010

Church of St. Sophia (Sheng...

Church of St. Sophia (Sheng Suofeiya Jiaotang): Build by the Russians in 1907, its exterior has been renovated. For a few yuan you gain access to the church itself. Inside the paint is faling of the...
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PieterB
Aug 24, 2002

Russian Church

Russian influence at its peak. The St Sophia church is one of the last few remaining Russian structures left in Harbin. We learnt how another Russian church was tragically destroyed during the...
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akikonomu
Sep 09, 2011

The charms of St. Sophia

Take the opportunities to admire and photograph the exterior of this beautiful church. Although the antics of tourists scrambling for a spot at the main door entrance to have their photograph taken...
Travelleng
May 24, 2009

The influense of Russia

Jst breathtaking. I would say that the St Sophie church, built by the russians whjen they occupied this area in the 1900's is definately the major must see in Harbin. The guide will probably tell you...
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Yso
Jan 31, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Church of St. Sophia

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Temple of Bliss

This is a very active Buddhist Temple, with plenty of rich atmosphere. It would be a shame not to visit Jile Si if you are in Harbin. Jile Si is not an ancient temple, so most of the statuary has an...
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Harbin Zoo

Just across from the secondary gate to Harbin Engineering University is a really great culture park. It has a huge 'London Eye' that costs 40Y per person. There is a little zoo with bears and I think...
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Siberian Tiger Park

Tiger park... you'd think it is just a name. But apparently they have a wonderful National Park where tigers and lions live in the wild. Actually, we went there because my Australian's friend Chinese...
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Unit 731Museum

Ironically probably put harbin onto the world map for all the wrong reasons. This is where the japanese conducted germ and biological tesing on chinese citzens and western POW's after they occupied...
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