St. Sofia Orthodox Church

Last updated by zptest at 2013-11-3

The St.Sofia Orthodox Church is 53.35 meters high and covers an area of 721 square meters. Typical of Byzantine architecture, the church is majestic and extremely beautiful. Built in 1932 when Harbin came under Russian control, the church is believed to have also spawned the creation of the Li Je Temple on Dong Dazhiie since the local residents thought the cathedral upset the town’s fengshui. The walls of the church are red brick. There is a huge dome on the top of the church that dominates the cathedral yard. Four tent-shaped arch roofs are distributed around it in different sizes. There are stairs to connect four buildings. It has four entrances in four directions, denoting the traditional shape of a cross. At the top of the main entrance is the Bell Tower with seven copper bells for only seven notes. The trained ringer strikes them with his hands and feet, giving the square a ripple of melodious ding. The lofty St. Sofia Orthodox Church is a unique human creation with exoticism in Harbin.

Solo Adventure Tips:

Location:

No. 88, Toulong Street, Harbin

How to Get There?
Take Bus 1, 2, 13, 15, 64, 66, or 113 to the Harbin First Department or the Fashion Mansion.

Ticket Price:

15 yuan per person

Opening Hours:
8:30-18:00

More Tips:

There are some cultural activities held there every year.


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posted by "aaron" at 2008-9-4 21:37:00

Well I think that St. Sofia Church is a place where everyone should go and visit because it is actually an art gallery showing the history of the buildings in Harbin. The church is so spectacular. When looking at the upholsteries and its murals, I thought that I was not living in the modern times. Anyway, it is the emblem of Harbin. And it is worth visiting very much.

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posted by "lavender0108" at 2008-3-19 22:09:00

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