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Sophia Square

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Sophia Square, South Bank of the Songhua River, Daoli District | Three blocks east of Central Street, Harbin 150000, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, when I arrived in Oct 2018, this place was under construction. It's a shame but the outerior looked amazing!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ming3688
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we took several times to visit it and found the different beauty by day and night. you could see dancing fountain show in this square with spot lights.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank nydiachen928
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Due to renovation of the church, the Sophia church square is rather quiet and messy. The Sophia church is worth to visit as this is one of the Russian style of church with traditional Russian Orthodox Church . It located at The Central of harbin....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 605tanc
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Walking down the street, you're suddenly is Russia and it really is a sight to see after an extended stay in China. Of course, the place is a popular night-time destination, so bumper cars and ride-ons can be rented for the kiddies, people are selling...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Very nice church, great work, time your visit well, sometimes it is closed.Some consruction work was going on when we visited.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 26 June 2018

The share itself is pleasant, dominated by the Russian church. the church church, however, is badly decaying, scaffold was being erected outside so I assume they were about to carrot repairs. the inside of the church has been turned into a museum of photographs. there...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Pat D
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Located right on the main square, the most vibrant part of Harbin. Shops & malls surrounding the square ans I believe they often have fair on the square, when we were there, there was a food fair where we bought some Russian beers. Check out...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank yingchua
Reviewed 19 June 2018

It was raining when we arrived there. Took shelter at nearby shops. This building is really old and I hope they preserved it well.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kim025Singapore
Reviewed 6 April 2018

The place is good near in the shopping center. easy to go there by walk it's in the city center. you can go day and night time.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Backpacker466
Reviewed 19 March 2018

The beautiful & historic Russian Orthodox St. Sophia Cathedral is the symbol of Harbin, and so although Harbin is now huge and quite spread-out, this square is arguably the "center" of Harbin- and great for people watching. There is a small, fenced-in area where families...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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