Church of St Sophia
Hā’ěrbīn New Synagogue
In the 1920s the Hāěrbīn New Synagogue was the centre of the city's small but influential Jewish community, most of whom had emigrated...
For afternoon tea or coffee head to this slightly over-the-top cafe occupying two floors of a heritage building on Shangzhi Dajie. Enter...
Dǐng Dǐng Xiāng
In winter, Hā’ěrbīn and hotpot go together like strawberries and cream, and in summer, well, what else are you going to do with a...
Church of St Sophia information
Lonely Planet review
The red-brick Russian Orthodox Church of St Sophia, with its distinctive green ‘onion’ dome, is Hā’ěrbīn’s most famous landmark. Built in 1907, the church is now home to the Hā’ěrbīn Architecture Arts Centre , which displays charming black and white photographs of Hā’ěrbīn from the early 1900s. It’s interesting to note that the captions display a very positive attitude towards the foreign influence on the city.