Harbin's historical buildings go wild

Pat the historical buildings in Harbin, it's a dream come true! Although two days is not a short time to explore the urban area of Harbin, in the face of the historical buildings scattered throughout the city, it feels like passing by in a flash, so it's necessary to prepare a detailed guide in advance!

The Orthodox Church of the Holy Mother of Protection

The Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary is now the Harbin Church of the Chinese Orthodox Church. It is located at No. 268 Dongda Street, Nangang District. It was built in 1922, originally as a wooden structure cathedral. In 1930, it was reconstructed into the current brick and stone structure. The church still houses a large bell, weighing 2600 kilograms, cast in Moscow in 1899. It is a Romanesque architecture and represents the basic style of Greek Orthodox churches.

Harbin Christian Church

It is now Harbin Christian Church, formerly known as Nierjia'i Church, is a Gothic-style brick and wood structure with a Nordic style. It was built in 1914 through the initiative of Germans, with the assistance of the Middle East Railway Administration and donations from the public. The architect was Frolow. At that time, it was used by German immigrants and members of various consular missions. The church is small and well-proportioned. After liberation, it was converted into a Christian church and has been used as such ever since.

Huamei Western Restaurant

Hua Mei Western Restaurant mainly focuses on Russian cuisine and also operates French and Italian cuisine. Its architecture and gastronomic style are considered as one of the major symbols of the rich and distinctive Harbin culture. It is known as one of the four major Western restaurants in China, along with Beijing Maxim's Western Restaurant, Shanghai Red House Western Restaurant, and Tianjin Qi Shi Lin Hotel.
St. Sophia Cathedral is the largest surviving Eastern Orthodox church in the former Russian Far East. It is 53.35 meters high and covers an area of 721 square meters. It is a typical example of Byzantine architecture. On September 27, 1923, St. Sophia Cathedral held the second reconstruction groundbreaking ceremony. After 9 years of meticulous construction, a magnificent and elegant architectural masterpiece was completed.