Temple of Bliss
Harbin Culture Park
If culture equals amusement, then the creators of this park have certainly ticked all the right boxes. The gigantic Ferris wheel offers...
Harbin Confucius Temple
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Church of St Sophia
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Orient King of Eastern Dumplings
A dumpling restaurant branch serving tasty fresh dumplings.
9 Dongdazhi Jie; 东大直街9号 · interesting places nearby
Temple of Bliss information
Hēilóngjiāng’s largest temple complex has an active Buddhist community in residence, giving it a genuine religious atmosphere despite the ticket sales. There are many large statues here, including Milefo (Maitreya, the Buddha yet-to-come) and the Sakyamuni Buddha. The Seven-Tiered Buddhist Pagoda (七级浮屠塔; Qījí Fútú Tǎ) dates from 1924. There is also the dubious novelty of seeing a temple with a Ferris wheel in the background. The entrance to the complex is on the left at the start of the pedestrian street.