St.Sophia ChurchAfter strolling along Zhongyang Street, I turn left crossing Shangzhi Dajie (Street). Shangzhi Street is named after the famous national hero who fought bravely the anti-Japanses war in 1930s. Shangzhi Dajie is a modern and busy street sandwiched by Zhongyang Street to its west and Zhaolin Jie (Street) to its east.
I snap a picture of Shangzhi Dajie from the flyover that I cross to walk to Zhaolin Jie for my destination - St.Sophia Church.
Crossing Shangzhi Dajie and walking through a lane before I reach Zhaolin Jie. St.Sophia Church is located on the north of Zhaolin Jie. It is a must to see place in Harbin. St. Sophia Church is the largest Orthodox Eastern Churchin China. It is 53.35 high, first constructed in March, 1907 by Russian Troops. Among the many Orthodox churches and Russian style facades in this region, the St. Sophia Church is the most impressive and imposing structure. In 1903, with the completion of the Sino-Russian railway, the Russian No.4 Army Division invaded in this region. In order to reconsolidate the confidence of the army, the magnificent St. Sophia Church was born, and completed in 1907.
The brilliant church is not only a scape of exoticism. It play an active role in tourism and the construction of a historical and cultural city
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