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Introducing Harbin St. Sophia Church, Harbin St. Sophia Church Guide, Harbin St. Sophia Church Travel Guide
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Harbin St. Sophia Church, or the Cathedral of the Holy Wisdom of God, covering an area of 721 square meters, is a former Russian Orthodox Church located in Harbin, capital city of Heilongjiang Province.
First built in 1907, Harbin St. Sophia Church is the largest Orthodox Church in the Far East and is one of the most magnificent structures in the city. After being restored and rebuilt multiple times, Harbin St. Sophia Church was turned into the Municipal Architecture and Art Museum in 1997, showcasing the multi-cultural architectural development of Harbin throughout the ages. Harbin St. Sophia Church is hailed as a monumental work of art.
Harbin St. Sophia Church was designed as a east west Latin cross. With a dome on the top, the wall in red bricks, the St. Sophia Church is of orderly complex. And the bell chime of St. Sophia Church carry a long way in this city.
St. Sophia Church features Harbin’s exotic culture landscape, also an evident of the Russia’s invasion in Northeastern China. The St. Sophia Church plays a implacable role on the development of Harbin’s economy, politics and tourism.
Quick Facts on Harbin St. Sophia Church
• Name: Harbin St. Sophia Church
• Location: No.88 Toulong Street, Daoli District
• Phone: +86-451-84679456
• Date: 1907
• Best Time to Visit: Mid-November to late March
• Recommended Time for a Visit: 1.5 Hours
• Opening Hours: 8:30-17:00
• Admission Fee: CNY 20
Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016 14:58